Category Archives: Schools

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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An inspirational school library

04 Jun 14
Michelle Gaffaney
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If you’re looking to give your school library a fresh lease of life, Greenstone Design can help you. It’s tempting to think the way to encourage children to use a library is by having lots of bright colours, cartoon characters and funky furniture. As this picture shows, what works best is somewhere calm, welcoming and […]

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