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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 preparing to teach a short courses to a small group of participants.

The course will be completely hands-on – you will be learning about strawbale building, cob walls and clay plastering through doing.

Summer 2014 courses in Todmorden

Straw Bale Building: 24-27 July

£220 per course

Please note participants must be aged 16+.

For more details or to book a place please contact info@greenstone-design.co.uk or phone us on 01706 813777

While we hope that lots of local people will get involved in this project, these courses are open to participants everywhere.

New office in Todmorden

29 Oct 13
Michelle Gaffaney
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After 25 years of working from home it is time to come to town

Although many people might think that an architectural designer sits in front of a drawing board all the time that has not been our typical experience. Greenstone Design have always been very hands on with the projects we design. Lots of site visits, working with contractors and visiting clients and suppliers. So working from home hasn’t been a lonely existence. The time spent at home on the computer and drawing fits in around all the real doing, talking stuff of finding out what people want and working on site.  In fact sometimes it is really good to hole in and get down to some quiet drawing practice. Usually with a candle burning and some music playing. But the local connections and the people we work with is what makes a really good day at Greenstone Design.

It is really important to us to work with local trades people, not because of the latest vogue for Localism and business networking but because it is fun and has really worked for us. It makes sense to build long lasting partnerships with local people and to share work, skills and experience. And especially in Todmorden where there is always another secret to find out, another creative whacky idea that someone is doing . . . it was the logical next step for us to open up shop in the centre of town.

So we moved into 10 Rochdale Road. Todmorden on the 9th October 2013

It has been a brilliant move. In these first few months many people have walked in asking questions about what we do. Just today William Tew, 4th Generation cabinet makers came in to tell us about their stunning furniture design. We have also been chatting with Incredible Edible Todmorden about getting some planters along the bottom of the windows. But more about that later! And of course it is great to be opposite The Bear Co-op for café treats and food shopping.

So please do come in and see us. We are always happy to find out about new extensions, homes or any plans that you may need help with designing. We also have 2 of our new houses for sale in Walsden and we are happy to show people around.

After moving here 9 years ago it is great to be part of such a beautiful town centre. Thank you Todmorden for being so welcoming!