Barry Kent's Profile

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My Gender

Male

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My Build Projects

Next workshop is an earthen floor on 7th Sept 2014 if anyone is interested. It's free, fun and full of like minded people. Learn new skills for your own projects :-) Orit (my wife) and I are building a home for ourselves. We have chosen a...

Why I Build Sustainably

To save the planet, well not single handedly of course :-O Green buildings are warm, healthy and welcoming homes.

Building Styles I have Experience in

Cob
Straw Bale
Timber frame
I have been building for the last four years. The style I chose is a timber frame with straw bale infill (insulation). The straw has clay plaster inside and clay and lime render externally (partly timber clad too)

My Building Qualifications

Qualified electrician for 25 years (I also practice bio electrics) and quick learner

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Straw Bale
Straw is a waste product, mostly left to rot in the fields. We can make efficient healthy homes which are fun to build and good to it's surroundings. Clay is fantastic stuff, try it and you'll see how versatile and user friendly it can be. You can build anything you want!!