Ben Laws House
One of the nation’s favorite Grand Designs episodes. I worked on the Woodland House for about six months in 2002. Cruck frame buildings with a shingle roof have now become very popular; walls can be timber-clad, hempcrete, or lime-plastered straw bale.
Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home
In December 2011, Channel 4 asked Adrian to project-manage Kevin McCloud’s build. The resulting TV show, ‘Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home’, is a four part series for Channel 4. Construction notes for the self-builder can be seen on our blog. Please ⇒ get in touch if you’d like us to build one for you. Below are some pictures of our project with Kevin. Kevin McCloud collaborated with us during the design process and his passion for design and ecological principals made this an easy partnership. Thanks Kevin.
Farms For City Children
Wholewoods started developing the outdoor teaching buildings at Farms For City Children in summer 2016. The big roundhouse is used by children from city schools to learn about nature, farming and story telling. We have just finished the toilet and shower block. Later this year we will be building a new bridge and pizza oven.
London Wildlife Trust
The new outdoor teaching space at Westberry Wetlands site in London. Built for London Wildlife Trust using timber sourced from one of their local sites.
Spitalfields City Farm
Our roundwood cruck frame building at Spitalfields is the farms new shop. This build still needs additional funding to complete. Spitalfields City Farm is an amazing oasis for the community near the center of London and the staff are also doing vital out reach work with schools in the area. Please help. http://www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/ The Spitalfields City Farm shop is being built in stages. The crucks (A frames) where built at our woodyard by people booked on our Roundwood Timber Framing course 5th – 8th Sept 2016. During the second stage we erected the frames and cutt in the additional components on-site. Shingles for the roof have been made on-site by volunteers and corporate groups.
Duchy Home Farm
We build large pole barns for agricultural or educational use. The barns are for owners wanting an attractive, natural and craftsman made space as an alternative to the ubiquitous steel frame barn. We built this barn at Duchy Home Farm using large dimension Larch and Chestnut trees used in the round. Unlike the conventional pole barn we sit the posts on pad stones rather burying them in the ground which means the posts won’t rot. The frames of this barn is shingles but our other pole barns can support mono-pitch roofs. Our pole barns can be timber clad and have the option of a tin or shingle roof. If you’d like to talk to us about building a Pole Barn ⇒ get in touch.
Our first turf roof building. A wattle and daub walled artists studio in a back garden in North London.
Queens School Watford
Our outdoor classroom for forest school lessons. We took classes of children to help with this project during design and technology sessions. This process really helped all the teachers and pupils take ownership of the space whilst being a great one off opportunity for all.
This roundhouse is a retreat and yoga space on a rural small holding in South Cornwall.
Map room Wales
This interesting turf roof structure is used as a map room and rain shelter at the public foot path entrance point to a private woods in Wales.