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is an example of a project we designed and delivered .....
title: Caring for the Built Heritage of the Brecks
and delivery: Orchard
Day Schools: 465 training days delivered
by: Heritage Lottery
Anglo Saxon Village,
October 2014 - April 2016
Barn's Brief: To design and deliver 12 day schools focused on
vernacular building skills using locally sourced
Home-owners and professionals
Skills and community development
Outdoor seating, one featured with
shingle roof and hand converted timber frame
Timber Frame - Brecks Oaks (felled, hewn and converted by hand),
Rafters - Elm
poles, Shingles and Battens - Sweet Chestnut (hand cleft), Seats -
solid Oak, Wattle -
coppiced Hazel, Daub infil - clayrich subsoil and straw, Clay
Render - clay and sand, Foundations - flint, lime, sand and brick,
Footings - lime and ballast.
Traditional hand tools, skills using human energy