The Hay trailer
The hay trailer is a basic stick frame construction consisting mainly of a larch frame with western red cedar cladding. The windows are internally framed with Holm oak and elm, and externally framed with oak.
The majority of the timber was sourced from approximately 20m from the build site. It is available for hire through the air bnb website (copy and paste the link below)
Jambos Barn is a traditional english style timber framed Barn built out of Douglas fir. We carried out the build in Perthshire during winter. Not to be recommended, but it went together beautifully thanks to my friend Archie Vick, whom did the drawings and led the framing. His details are available on the contacts page.
When Sonia moved into her new house in Bath there was no access through her very steep garden, which was also the most direct route to take her children to school. We built her a set of Larch steps with an Ash handrail, leading down a hoggin path with milled oak steps. The bridge was also made from Larch. Once the Hard landscaping was done my wife, Sophie Strutt was able to advise what plants would be best in a woodland environment. Sophies details are on the contact page.
The children's room
It didn't take long before we found ourselves as a family in need with more space. We were lucky enough to be able to grow into an old timber store attached to the side of the house. It was still quite a squeeze to fit everything in, but we were able to make a few fun additions like the bridge joining the sleeping platforms. It was a good opportunity to spruce up the house and to make a big table out of a giant redwood slab that I had left over.
Cabin in the woods
In an undisclosed location in the west country a friend was lucky enough to build a cabin in the woods. The external cladding was produced out of half rounds of Larch which we pressure washed to remove the bark and to wash of the sappy sugars that attract wood boring insects. The frame is a basic stick frame made from reclaimed timbers built on rammed earth car tyre footings.
Georgies A frame
Georgie required an outside kitchen space for her glamping site. It had to provide shelter, but still be open enough to the elements to give you a sense of the great outdoors. The frame is built from Douglas Fir, the floor western red cedar and the canopy is a UVPC tent material. We also provided some benches which were set beautifully into a blue bell wood.
The loft started life as ..... a loft, above my sisters stable. Over time it became my fathers office, and after his retirement it has now become a self catering apartment. The sink surrounds and side tables are made of spruce, the deck from Larch.
The yard and milling
Have you ever heard the saying a blacksmith always has a wooden spoon? The same principle sadly applied to my work shop. Never the less it has proven to be joy to work in on wet days