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I’ve been slowly cranking up my mind and body over the last week ready to make a start on what looks like being a busy year timber framing, and just when I was about to really pick up a mallet and chisel in anger, I was invited to attend a seminar at the brilliant Workhouse Gallery and Cafe in our local town, Presteigne.

It sounded a worthy enough subject – an introduction to a Passivhaus housing development near Hereford – but I hedged my bets thinking that if it wasn’t my bag, at least I could enjoy one of the Workhouse’s celebrated coffees.

I needn’t have worried! Jonathan Hines of ArchiHaus held us in thrall for a good two hours talking us through a groundbreaking sustainable housing development for about 150 new homes in the Herefordshire village of Kingstone

For a more in depth look at the Kingstone development go

But be warned! You might end up adding your name to the waiting list…

There are so many things right with this scheme from start to finish. Good design, careful and considered local consultation, high quality low cost dwellings, community spaces, green corridors and so much more. It makes you realise that actually we don’t need to  put up with the poor quality, ill conceived, developer led urban sprawl that passes for modern housing.

I feel inspired!

Castle Ring Oak Frame

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