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by OWG Trustee
15 Dec 2017, 11:46
Forum: Building A Hut
Topic: Cruck Timber-Framed Building
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: Cruck Timber-Framed Building

Hi, Yes indeed the project is moving forward with the cruck frame having been raised during November 2017. We are now working on completing the roof including purlins, windbraces & rafters. Checkout a recent picture of our cruck barn frame taken in a partially snow clad woodland setting. Ken Hum...
by OWG Trustee
08 Jan 2017, 07:52
Forum: Hutting Opportunities
Topic: Looking for like-minded folk
Replies: 14
Views: 6920

Re: Looking for like-minded folk

Hi Malcolm et al, I concurr with your thoughts about the shared or split purchase of land in Scotland for collectively building a group of huts. I have experience of design and construction of timber-framed buildings and experience of how to obtain planning permission for same. In general it's young...
by OWG Trustee
01 Jan 2017, 08:14
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm Karen
Replies: 9
Views: 5284

Re: I'm Karen

Hi Karen, To get things moving it would be really interesting to be able to examine and / or follow a number of "case studies" posted by persons who have managed to navigate their way through the major issues and obstacles that need to be overcome in respect of finance, land ownership, pla...
by OWG Trustee
30 Dec 2016, 12:35
Forum: Coppicing skills & best practice
Topic: Angus introduction to Hazel
Replies: 5
Views: 5355

Re: Angus introduction to Hazel

Hi, The mention of the smelter at Fort William reminds me of when I was Chief Engineer for Ralph M Parsons who built the Pechiney designed smelter for British Aluminium back in the late 70's & early 80's. The hazel rods are used to fish out impurities that gather on top of the pot cells that con...
by OWG Trustee
30 Dec 2016, 10:42
Forum: Woodland management
Topic: Sharing Woodland Management information
Replies: 0
Views: 2752

Sharing Woodland Management information

Hi, Over the years I have learned that woodland management is quite a complex process requiring time and patience to obtain results, which are often not achieved in one's own lifetime. The Oxfordshire Woodland Group has established a web forum where our experiences have been documented covering a my...
by OWG Trustee
30 Dec 2016, 10:30
Forum: Building A Hut
Topic: Cruck Timber-Framed Building
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Cruck Timber-Framed Building

Hi, As a Scots emigree born in The Old Kilpatrick Hills (only a bicycle ride away from Carbeth) I have followed the development of the Thousand Huts campaign with much interest. We are currently building a small cruck timber-framed barn in a woodland located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ...

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