We work in partnership with Arc-Architects on new build and conservation projects. They are specialists in earth building and a conservation accredited practice.

This is an excellent website for knowledge and inspiration on natural building techniques. Their facebook page also a dynamic and lively place to discuss all things earthy.

EBUK (Earth Building UK) Our national organisation fostering the understanding, appreciation and development of building with earth. It’s a great place to keep track of activities, research and training going on in the UK and Ireland. They also have a lively facebook page and annual conference. I work as an EBUK project officer on the European Pirate Project (see below)

TLP (Tay Landscape Projects) An exciting 4 year project celebrating earth building, past and present, in the Carse of Gowrie. TLP is working alongside EBUK to deliver many training and outreach events that involve traditional earth building skills.

Historic Scotland have produced many excellent publications about Scottish earth building that are freely available online:—the-hebridean-blackhouse-plu-7554

They also have this short video which gives a good introduction to Scottish earth techniques and some wonderful old footage of the blackhouses.:

Our research reports on soft capping with Arc Architects and Historic Scotland can be viewed here:

Our report on the ESRP project is here: 

We also participated in this DTI funded research unfired earth bricks for low cost housing, lead by Arc Architects:

While there are lots of great websites and blogs for earth techniques I recommend this one for comprehensive and clear coverage of new build methods with natural materials: