Roundwood Timber Framing Course

Summary information

Two practical, hands on courses in building with roundwood timber with traditional tools and techniques, working with local wood sourced from our site. Timber like this, used in the round, marries strength and beauty to create buildings that can either stand alone or sit comfortably alongside more traditional structures.

Step by step, the courses will take you through the process of raising your very own roundwood timber structure and will include both theory and practice. From selecting your timber and peeling the bark, to visiting a completed project and raising the frame, these two complimentary courses will inform and inspire you to create a beautiful natural building, designed to blend into its surroundings.

The courses can be booked individually for an introduction to roundwood timber framing, or they can be bought together for a deeper learning outcome.

The course will cover:
The necessary foundations and ground works
The selection of suitable timber species for frames
The selection of poles and the peeling process
Framing bed introduction and layouts
The theory and practice of cutting various joints involved in a structure.
The tools required, including the use of a log scribe
Visit to a completed roundwood timber framed building
Discussion of various natural materials and finishes e.g. shingles, green roofs, rendered straw bales, sheep wool etc
The course culminates with the raising of the finished frame​

We are proud and delighted to be working with Artizans of Wood to deliver our Timber Framing courses. Artizans of Wood are a team of natural builders in the South Downs National Park whose core belief is in building sustainably – treading lightly on the landscape but delivering homes and structures that suit modern-day living.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01730 823166
The Sustainability Centre Droxford Road, East Meon Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR
£410 for one, £795 for both
Contact name: 
Suz Lambert
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
09:30 - 17:00
16 July 2019 to 19 July 2019
2 September 2019 to 5 September 2019
Venue information