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Watch out for further blogs on all aspects of using timber from UK woods throughout 2019. We welcome new blogs on all aspects of timber use . Please share these pages with others.

 

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Building with and living in timber

Pennerley Permaculture owners Jon & Cheryl Kean live and work 1000 feet up on the site of an old lead mine at Stiperstones, Shropshire, close to the Welsh borders. Their mission to build three sustainable timber homes on the site led to a search for UK suppliers, not always successfully, and raised a number of challenges discussed here.

 

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Using timber in architecture 

July 2018

In Part Two of his blog, award winning architect, university tutor and TV presenter Piers Taylor discusses how he looks to inspire innovative uses of home grown timber in architecture to bridge a divide between 'thinking’ and ‘making’ in architecture. More here.

 

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Touching the Ground Lightly

June 2018

Award winning architect, university tutor and TV presenter Piers Taylor had felt an outsider in an architectural world where metropolitan arts crowded out the rural. In Part One of a two-part blog he looks at the early influences which eventually led to an about turn in his own teaching and in a desire to inspire innovative uses of home grown timber in architecture. Read more here