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We held our AGM online
this year. View our 19-20 Annual
Or watch our 19-20 video report on
our You Tube channel.
2022 TBC - If you are interested in attending a course at Orchard Barn
these things are possible again please email email@example.com
a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber
Skills, Timber Framing, Wattle and Daub and Lime
courses for professionals,
home-owners, self-builders, and
anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials (or
learning how to instruct a builder more knowledgably). IHBC CPD
atendance certificates .
inside an ancient Wattle and Daub panel in this YouTube
View our FEEDBACK TREE for 2019
Vouchers for courses
are available. They also make excellent birthday, retirement or
- thanks to recent funding, work has progressed well this summer on the
our 1580 Suffolk Long
House We're undertaking the timber framing in a 'like-for-like'
manner. Enrole on a Timber Framing
course with us,
and learn traditional timber framing using locally sourced trees and
authentic hand tools.
To check availability on courses, book a course, discuss bespoke training, or arrange a talk,
please email Sarah or
here on 07766-054042.
great progress with the Long House!
Winter 2021/22 MORE FANTASTIC NEWS OBee CIC has been awarded funding from
National Lottery Local Connections, Mid Suffolk District Council,
Suffolk Community Foundation and Ipswich Rotary. As part of our
community building plans we are stepping up volunteer working parties
this winter. This includes peg making (to hold the mortise and tenons
of the Long House together) and shingle making (to clad the roof with).
colour coded image below shows the progress of volunteers and students
on cutting the Long House timber frame (correct on1st October 2021)
Green = complete Orange = works in progress Red = to be started
usual, practical activities
will be delivered in our
outdoor teaching spaces
outside the main barn. We specialise in small group sizes with plenty
of 1-1 tuition provided by the tutor from the distance needed to
maintain safety for all involved.
normal' is the reinstatement of a holistic approach of working
with Nature that provides participants with greater awareness,
experience and insights into the interconnected of the health of humans
with the health of our environment.
Foundations signed off by Building
Regs. After 4.5 tonnes of hand mixed hot limecrete volunteers take time
out to relax and celebrate with a mug of tea!
know we have our own YouTube channel? This video (about how we make oak pegs) was
made by volunteers Andy and Nina Stevens.
OR check out our YouTube video of the Orchard Barn highlights from 20/21