Natural Building Consultancy

Before I committed to making the wood work my main craft I have done straw bale building, clay & lime plastering and rendering and worked on natural building projects doing everything from building low impact foundations to applying lime wash. I have taught mainly clay plastering and some straw bale building and coordinated volunteers on few sites. I have worked on few timber framed projects and worked as a sawyer sourcing and milling local timber for local projects. This breadth of experience and understanding of wide range of natural materials and techniques means I am able to offer advice and help trouble shoot to those who undertake natural building projects.

It is often hard to find this advice with local builders/suppliers as traditional and new natural building methods are not anymore/yet widely known. It can be also difficult to get advice on how various materials work together and find trades people with knowledge base beyond their narrow trade specialization.

I offer as little or as much assistance as is needed working on hourly rate. I can come in person or talk on the phone or consult via e-mail. I can research materials, source timber, find sawmills that will mill it. I can help find dedicated trades people familiar with the natural materials. I can help if you’re struggling to compress your straw bale walls or to apply the render. I can point you to the suppliers of natural building materials… if you’re not sure i can help just call me for initial free chat on 07515516399 and soon we will know whether I can be useful to you or not!