Firstly congratulations to new Institution of Civil Engineers 156th President Rachel Skinner. This virtual address & contained film is definitely worth a watch (and your action). I am hoping Simon Allford, as the RIBA president elect, will have a similar message. https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/ice-presidential-address-2020
Excited to be using a charred oak cladding on one of the practice‘s projects at the moment. The charring method comes from a historic japanese process that preserves wood & makes it resistant to fire, water & insects by charring the outer surfaces. Known as Yakisugi or Shou Sugi Ban
Another project commencing on site: The practice was commissioned to design a replacement for a series of linked tumble-down outbuildings. These have now been removed and their replacement will emerge over the next 21 weeks.
Tea break time, & time to stand back & admire some sympathetic repair work to our oak frame. Gatward & Sons doing a great job. http://www.gatwardandsons.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/Gatward-and-sons-LTD-1920305554916382