CIC are delighed that planning permission has been passed to reinstate
1580 Suffolk Long House. Originally framed in Tudor times, these
ancient timbers have spend too many decades hiding in the bramble patch
adjacent to Orchard Barn.
To the right is an
artist's impression by Jo Pepper. It is based on a historical building
survey undertaken in 2007 by building historian Leigh Alston.
1.6.19 OBee CIC are delighted to announce that £9,900 of HLF funding is
enabling 29 days of Free training in Medieval style Timber Framing.
This 'once-in-a-lifetime' project is reinstating the timber frame using
a 'like for like' approach.
Original timbers will be repaired and re-used wherever possible,
and local trees are being sourced to use for the rest of the timber
knowledge, skills and abilities.
Get involved with the reinstatement of this important Suffolk building.
How many people can say they've had a hand in rebuilding a Tudor timber
More about the history of the area by Roger Heard and Claire Jones
To express your
interest in getting involved in funded training please email
Learn traditional carpentry skills on this live project. Taking Timber
Framing Further courses
start again when we get the all clear from the government.
for that special birthday or retirement present? Vouchers
for courses are available.
A Miscellany of Findings compiled by Roger Heard and Claire Jones
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Constructions students from West Suffolk College learn how to use
traditional hand tools to convert this log into a curved brace for the
Artist's impression by
As part of their HLF
Medieval style timber framing training James and Sarah learn how to use
this old saw to hand convert curved brace
Some of the HLF funded
trainees who had just completed the hand conversion of this cranked tie
We're rebuilding community as
as keeping traditional skills alive