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Joanna Huie becomes PassivHaus Consultant Manifest Design Workshop Ltd are delighted to announce that one of its team, Joanna Huie, has recently qualified as a PassivHaus Consultant. Joanna completed her Masters in Architecture: Advanced Energy and Environmental...read more
Experimental Cob Wall As part of our research programme, we are currently constructing a new kind of cob wall - to provide a new south-west wall to our workshop. But what's experimental about it? Watch this space - but we're very excited. Read more about our...read more
National Heritage Ironwork Group We're delighted to announce that our new Gates project for St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich was recently awarded the "Best New Design in a Heritage Setting" at the recent National Heritage Ironwork Group's Design Awards. ...read more
Talk on Lime Burning at the SPAB Autumn Repair Course Further to our work last summer, burning local grey chalk in a field kiln at the SPAB's Old House Project and Working Party in Boxley, Kent, we were delighted to be invited back to present our findings to...read more
National Heritage Ironwork Group Our design for the new west end gates at St. George's Garrison Church in London is up for the National Heritage Ironwork Group's "Best New Design in a Heritage Setting" award! The winner is decided by public vote, so it's up to you!...read more
Douglas Fir We've been commissioned to build some rather lovely bookshelves, using Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in rather chunky sections. The workshop is filled with their aromatic aroma... Read more about our furniture projects here. 01865...read more
Smoke blackened timbers It's always nice to explore a new historic roof - and particularly when we can discover such hidden gems as the back of an old wattle-and-daub wall! Not to mention the smoke blackening of rafter bellies - evidence of a rather old structure,...read more
The Grey Chalk Project at the SPAB Working Party Manifest were present at the recent Working Party, organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, at Boxley Abbey in Kent. We are part of the ongoing Grey Chalk Project, in which a local chalk is...read more