Ben Law Wins Building Crafts Award

Permaculture magazine
Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Permaculture woodsman and 'Grand Designs' favourite, Ben Law has won an award for the sustainable chestnut shakes used on the new buildings at the Weald and Downland Museum.

Ben Law, alongside Justin Owen and Kinglsey Roofing have been awarded the 2017 Building Crafts award from Sussex Heritage Trust.

The award is for co-ordinating, making and supplying 60,000 chestnut shakes to create the roof of the new ‘gateway building’ at the Weald and Downland museum. This is the largest coppiced timber roof in Great Britain.

Ben Law used chestnut shakes made from coppiced timber from his own site at Prickly Nut Woods, which is less than 10 miles from the Weald and Downland Musuem - so a very local product.

For those who don't know, Ben Law is known for his roundwood timber framed home that featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs. It is one of the most watched episodes, and a favourite of presenter, Kevin McCloud.

Ben is also the author of several books, such as, Roundwood Timber Framing, The Woodland House, The Woodland Year and Woodland Craft. All of these are available from our Green Shopping website here:

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