Category Archives: Castle Hill School

Straw bale compression – finishing off the walls at Castle Hill School

05 Aug 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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The walls are up at Castle Hill School, and we’re preparing to add the roof. Missed the wall-raising? You can read about that here. Meanwhile work has been continuing at a pace. We’ve had a mixed bag with the weather – plenty of swelteringly hot July days, but some rainy ones too, forcing us to […]

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Straw bale walls going up at Castle Hill School

28 Jul 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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The new straw bale classroom at Castle Hill School is progressing well! Since the pupils broke up for the summer holidays, building on-site has been continuing at a fantastic pace, with most of the straw bale walls now in place. We’ve had two different site managers looking after the build. Craig Taylor has managed the site […]

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Straw bale delivery!

23 May 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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With work beginning on-site at Castle Hill School shortly, last week we received a delivery of 420 straw bales from a farm in Bedfordshire. The straw bales, measuring just over a meter in length, will be the building blocks of the new classroom. Fortunately it was a lovely sunny day for the delivery. Whilst a finished […]

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Straw bale course dates announced

09 Apr 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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Help build the new eco-classroom at Castle Hill School, Todmorden Anyone can do it  •  Learn green building skills  •  Be part of an exciting new community build We are excited to announce the dates for our upcoming strawbale building course in Todmorden. Whilst the new eco-classroom is still in the planning stage, we are busy […]

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Castle Hill School New Classroom (press release)

17 Mar 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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Straw, earth, wood, stone and Sedum – these will be the main building products used to create Castle Hill School’s new eco–classroom. Castle Hill School needs more day to day classroom space incorporating a library zone. The space will also be used for their after school clubs, and for cooking activities. That is when Greenstone […]

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A new classroom for Castle Hill School

06 Mar 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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We are thrilled to be the chosen design and build company for Castle Hill School’s new classroom. Designing for a school is always time to push the boat out and design something that is fun, interesting and reflects the ethos of this brilliant and ambitious local school. The new Castle Hill School building design is […]

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