What we build

Our team hand-crafts elegant structures in round wood or green oak; structures that are at home in their environment and tread lightly on their landscape.

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Building sustainably

Local, sustainable, natural - we apply that to as many of our building materials as we can. Find out more about our building philosophy....

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Courses

Learn how to build like an Artizanโ€ฆ. We run regular courses on natural building, round wood framing, charcoal making and more. See all our courses hereโ€ฆ.

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About us

We're a team of natural builders who are passionate about creating structures that are both sustainable and suited to modern life. Find out more about us....

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This one of four cruck frames weighs a whopping 1.7 T ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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What a wet day!

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Western Red Cedar Shingles

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Thanks to @naturaltimberworks #elfwoods has some benchโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜€

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My view from the sawmill today. Blue skys and โ€œgurtโ€ timber being unloaded... lush

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Game of noughts and crosses?

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Good end to a good week.

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Patiently waiting for the raising...

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Sometimes we all need to be shown the way...

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That clever man Mr Sargent has done it again and mended the creaky Riko. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Larch poles foraging today. Thanks to @cowdrayestate

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After weeks of drawing,marking out, debarking and milling. Itโ€™s time for cutting ๐Ÿ˜€

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First post of elfwoods

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Charring of the posts for @butser_ancient_farm inspired our latest project ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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What else would you do on a Sunday. Rhododendron clearance with @ayling_groundwork ๐Ÿ‘

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Elfwoods has a new sign to go with the new carpark.

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Another lesson on housed purlins ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Todayโ€™s lesson...

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With the carpark completed and the start of the path to the heathland. Weโ€™re happy to announce that weโ€™ve just passed the 2000 broadleaf trees planted. We do expect and have lost some to browsing but what a legacy to leave behind ๐Ÿ˜

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Apprentices journey starts with pole peeling ๐Ÿ˜€

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The apprentices Slab wood and sleeper walls, end of the week tidying up ๐Ÿ˜€

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Last of the tree guards today. A side step from the usual which has been really enjoyable.

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Just figured the @woodmizer can mill 10 metres ๐Ÿ˜€

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Best we crack on then!

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First load of timber today for the barn ๐Ÿ˜

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Edit! Western hemlock...

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Finished the tree guards this morning ๐ŸŒž

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Back in the woods today but a different compartment from the last couple of weeks. This area has Scottโ€™s pine,Larch and Birch. Again neglected with large open spaces. Perfect for inter planting with board leaf and the new car park.

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Replacing Metal tree guards with coppiced Sweet Chestnut post and rails today

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This under managed Sweet Chestnut coppice was derelict. However it has yielded some super curly poles.... Super excited to get to use these.

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Sorting through the large Sweet Chestnut poles for a very large project starting soon ๐Ÿ˜

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Some of this winters Sweet Chestnut coppice being crafted into post and rail fencing. Forestry at its best in a barn in the dry ๐Ÿ˜€

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