Headlands – we stood back in awe

"Today we got to a point where we needed to see what we were building! We stripped back the on site tools and had a tidy up; so we could see what we were creating. We stood back with awe actually! Never in my dreams did I expect to be involved with such a project; we...

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Headlands June Update – Going Underground

Most of our work in June has been underground on drains, but also some topsoil added and a water tight base to the bedroom wing.   (photo above) High Ground to East of the house cut and fill graded with first cover of topsoil     (photo above) Added...

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Headlands May Update – Leaf Roof Takes Shape

May is carpentry month! We have 6 carpenters on site at Headlands at the moment and work on the leaf spars has progressed well. The carpenters are used to more traditional builds so everyone on site this month has been commenting on what a grand design this is. This...

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Hawksfield May Update – Insulated Raft System

Our new low energy eco family home in Hay-on-Wye is beginning to take shape in the lovely May sunshine! (photo above) This picture shows the Isoquick insulated raft system being installed, it is a great system on which you place the slab and structure of the house....

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Eco Home May Update – Oak & Light

This month at our Cumnor Hill eco home refurbishment in Oxford, it is all about putting traditional oak back into the house, letting in the light and installing the solar panels. (photo above) Special distressed oak beams have been made to give the house a more...

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Headlands – Last Rafter Goes In!

The last rafter went in this month on our spectacular Headlands leaf shaped roof, designed by Richard Hawkes Architect and Cullen Timber design. The materials were supplied by a local timber merchant and distributor, Severn Valley Timber. The timber components that...

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Eco Home Refurbishment – April Update

A quick April update on how work is progressing in Oxford on our Cumnor Hill refurbishment. We have started installing the 200mm exterior wall with insulation that will provide a cosy blanket around the outside of the building. The photos below show the 200mm mineral...

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Headlands – March Update

Despite the rainy changeable March weather in Surrey, our Headlands build is progressing well. I wanted to give you some background on how this innovative architectural design, with its iconic ‘leaf shaped zinc roof’ came about in the open countryside in Cheltenham....

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