April 6, 2018

As part of our Growing Up Green Project, this week, Hill Holt Wood hosted students from the Humanitarian Architecture Society of the University of Sheffield. The group had visited previously last June to assist with the hempcrete casting in the Bunkhouse porch. The thr...

July 25, 2017

In a village in North West Leicestershire, an exposed apex timber frame sits awkwardly on the bend of the street, surrounded by scaffolding and bits of timber. Unlike the usual building site that may be waiting on a delivery of Kingspan and brick, our host Lloyd inform...

June 26, 2017

The completion of build projects The Riseholme Summerhouse and Flintham Scout Shelter concludes a busy period for the design team, followed by a new wave of design projects to get their teeth stuck into.

The Summerhouse in Riseholme has been with Design:HHW since 2...

June 15, 2017

The design team started June full speed ahead, hosting a volunteer construction weekend, finally breaking ground on the bunkhouse’s much-needed porch renovation. Volunteers of every background joined us on site at Hill Holt Wood for an educational experiment with natur...

May 30, 2017

We need your help!

We are renovating part of the bunkhouse at Hill Holt Wood where our design team live. There will be an opportunity for volunteers to get their hands dirty with lime render and experiment with our 'chipcrete' creation. Camping is available on site and...

March 10, 2017

 Wednesday and Thursday marked Chris and Bex's time to represent the business at Design:HHW's annual trip to Ecobuild, housed in the excel centre in London. The Pair spent the two days networking with like minded natural build businesses from specialists in straw bale...

March 7, 2017

On the week of the 13th - 17th of February Design:HHW ran a 5 day course aimed at teaching Straw Bale construction to chosen learners of Hill Holt Wood. The  general make up of the course allowed the pupils to work within a classroom environment, involving presentation...

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