Location: Stelling Minnis, Kent
Timeframe: Built in 2012
Cost: £240,000 (that’s £750/m2 per house, a phenomenal achievement by these self-builders!)
Our Involvement: Concept design, Planning, Building regulation and Construction drawings and involvement during build
Floor area: 315 m2 (105 m2 per house)
Construction Method: Loadbearing
Straw Works worked with Harriet and Andrew Wishart, near Canterbury to design their new terrace of 3 loadbearing 2 storey houses, to be used as holiday lets for people with mobility difficulties and their carers. We helped them achieve Planning and Building regulation approval, and provided them with construction drawings.
The School of Natural Building ran training courses with them on site and Andrew worked more than full time, very proficiently learning by doing whilst Harriet also learnt lots of practical skills alongside keeping up with the kids and the animals. We provided support via phone calls and emails, whilst the project was on site.