Reciprocal Roof Roundhouses, Roundwood Timber Framing & Woodsmanship

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roundwood timber framing

We have been building Roundhouses and Roundwood Timber Frames since 2003. Over this time we have developed our own style, as well as pioneering some new approaches, making our buildings unique.


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roundwood timber framing course

Courses in ⇒ Roundwood Timber Framing & Roundhouse Building

We have been running our Roundwood Timber Framing courses since 2002. They are for self-builders, both experienced and novice. Held at the Woodyard on Duchy Home Farm and fully catered with delicious organic food.

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Courses in ⇒ Woodsmanship

Adrian Leaman has been working as a Woodsman since 2000. Our most popular Woodsmanship course is the Axemanship course, where participants train in the use of traditional felling tools (axes and crosscut saws). The climax of the course is the felling of a mature tree by hand.  Suitable for any aspiring Woodsmen, for tree surgeons or for those looking to the live the woodland life for a weekend. This course runs at a number of venues around the country.

roundhouse building course

Courses in ⇒ Reciprocal Roof Roundhouse Building

We teach all the key elements of how Reciprocal Roof Roundhouses are built and you will construct a full scale frame during the course. There will be time to experiment with variations on the Reciprocal Roof structure to ensure that you really understand how this amazing piece of geometry works. No previous experience required.

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Educational projects for ⇒ Schools, Colleges & Universities

Challenging and creative ‘Design and Build’ projects for student groups, giving them experience of working at full scale to complete a real building project.