Cordwood Construction (Cobwood) in England @ Earthmovesdesign

Earthmovesdesign (with permission)

Based in Suffolk and established since 1996, earthmovesdesign is Neil and Emi-Lou Lankford. Neil designs and makes gardens, Water features, and  natural Cobwood Garden Rooms and kids play dens and has worked with both the private and commercial side of landscaping.Earthmovedesignuk 9 Cobwood roundhouseUK

Earthmovedesignuk 5What is a Cobwood Roundhouse?   It can be almost any shape, square, rectangle, oval and not just round.  Its a handmade Natural building Constructed around an Oak ‘Henge’ Frame they have walls 40cm thick made using the ancient method of Cob (Soil, Sharp sand, Hay, Lime, and water) and wood, and an amazing self supporting ‘Reciprocal’ roof frame supporting a real flowering meadow. These tried and tested buildings have been designed to withstand Continental weather systems of freezing Winters and baking Summers.  They are made from 3-6 metres in diameter (internal floor space) but other designs can  be much bigger (up to 200 sq metres).  They are made with a mixture of reclaimed Stained glass leaded windows and modern round windows as well as Larch wooden flooring and solid Oak doors, giving them a natural warm feel with each one being unique.

In using  locally sourced materials and labour where possible these buildings are both low impact and and natural and take a about 8-14 weeks to make including off-site  preparation.Earthmovedesignuk 2A beautiful stove warms the building.Earthmovedesignuk 1Framing the floor with larch for insulation purposes.Earthmovedesignuk 10 floor insulationRaking the dry cellulose to an even amount.Earthmovedesignuk 7 garden room Essex UKWhat’s it for?   These beautiful, versatile and unique buildings can be commissioned from me and can be just a small garden Snug or scaled up to be something much bigger, more sophisticated and  have a multitude of uses such as: Environmental School Classroom, Garden office, Den, Dwelling, Kiosk, Summer house, Holiday Let, Bar, Studio, Shop, Retreat, the list goes on. We can make you one either on its own or as part of a landscape design.Earthmovedesignuk 3

Earthmovedesignuk 6We are not your average landscape designers, more like landscape artists and we are passionate about hand making outdoor garden rooms, Log Cabins cobwood roundhouseswood-fired clay ovensnatural water-gardens and ponds, outdoor kitchens , snugs and rustic living roof sheds. If you can think of it, we can make it, and if you cant think of it, we’ve got plenty of ideas and designs.

http://www.earthmovesdesign.co.uk/                              http://www.facebook.com/earthmovesdesign

If you would like to learn more about Cordwood Construction and the 5 mortar choices (one being Cob) please visit         www.cordwoodconstruction.org 

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