Winter teaching and lecturing 2019

We are packing in a busy schedule of teaching and lecturing this winter mixing up architecture, forestry, seminars, teaching and field visits. We’ll be at the Architectural Association in [...]

Delving into the World of Biodistillation

Autumn 2019 sees us dipping our toes into the world of extracting chemicals from trees.  Having failed chemistry at School we our instead working with Sheffield University chemistry department to [...]

Meet Jonas, our new employee at our new office at Dartington

A grant from the Future Trees Trust via the RFS Forestry Roots scheme has enabled us to take on a young graduate forester as a research assistant.  We’ll be working in collaboration with [...]

Evolving the Forest

2019 sees the centenary of the Forestry Commission and an opportunity to explore what forestry means in the UK, where we are at and where we are going.  We worked with Artdotearth and the Royal [...]

What future for tidal woodlands: safe, senescing or simply too big of an issue?

One of the most dramatic features of the stunning coastline of the South West are the estuarine forests; shields of oak canopy spilling down to the waters edge along estuaries and open stretches [...]

Fabrication for free-form timber architecture

The UK is a global hub for innovation in timber architecture and engineering with many major practices based in London.  There is, however, very little capacity to fabricate timber elements, [...]

Brimstone Thermally Modified Timber

Working with Vastern Timber to help develop their Brimstone brand of thermally modified timber.  Over the next 6 months we will be commissioning life-cycle analysis work; fire safety testing and [...]

A Manifesto for Forestry at Dartington

The most exciting and daunting piece of work we have had to date? Dartington Hall, tucked into South Devon on the outskirts of Totnes has a century of history in land-use and social innovations.  [...]

Funding News

We offer a funding and bid-writing service throughout the timber supply-chain.  All news on current funding can be found here. In order to offer a better service to our clients we are now working [...]

Construction Fab-Lab for Dorset

We are currently working with Wessex Community Assets to investigate the potential for a construction level fabrication-lab for Dorset.  The centre would act as a hub to investigate the use of [...]

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