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PassivHaus Consultant

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...

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Experimental Cob Wall

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...

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An award-winning project

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. ...

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Talk on lime-burning

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...

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Manifest up for ironwork award

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!...

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Douglas fir

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...

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Hidden gems in roofs

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,...

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Lime burning

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...

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