The Glamping Show

On Friday I will be joining Kate Morel of Morel & Co, alternative building and Glamping developments, on Stand 83 at the Glamping show Stoneleigh.

I’m really looking forward to the day meeting potential customers and will be available to talk about the structures I can build for you.

Sunken feature building taken down

The sub roman sunken feature building at Upton country park has been demolished. The building was completed in 2016, but was vandalised soon after. I had been unable to repair the building because of my daughters ilness and subsequent passing. I’m a little disappointed that the building was dismantled before repairs were attempted, perhaps the building wasn’t located in the best place. I’m glad volunteers were involved in the build and that passing walkers at least managed to learn something of the building techniques and historical context.

Roundhouse finished

I have finally finished the thatching at Parlaunt primary school in Langley Near Slough. The kids helped out daubing the walls and will continue to do so in the last few weeks of school to complete the building.

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Purlins finished

The purlins on Parlaunt schools roundhouse build are now finished ready for the thatch. As you can see its really quite strong, I’m completely happy to sit up on top, then again it does need to take over a tonne of thatch so needs to be.


Work begins at Parlaunt school in Slough

I am delighted to start work on a roundhouse at Parlaunt school in Slough. The build started briskly and I was really pleased to get the walls and door frame up in the first two days. This week I will begin work on the rafters.


If you would like to see how this build should progress take a look at the quick animation on the following page.  Roundhouses 


Sad times and a new impetus

I apologies for my lack of posts recently; but to be frank our lives have been in absolute turmoil.

On the 26th of February this year my 7 year old daughter lost her two year battle with Acute lymphoblastic Lymphoma a relapse to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and finally after her bone marrow transplant she suffered for 5 months with Adino Virus (cold virus) and possibly HLH (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis). She eventually died of multiple organ failure after a contracting a type of Pneumonia.

Emily was a bubbly vibrant, dancing, singing, butterfly, rainbow and Nature loving little girl who bravely and stoically faced her gruelling treatment, we are so so proud of her and absolutely devastated by our loss.

Throughout Emily’s treatment I intended to do something to raise money for cancer patients and research. After my sisters successful fund raising efforts at Blenheim Triathlon last year we have decided to take part together on the 02 June. We have a just giving page set up capablebrown4emily.  It would be great if you could donate at least a little to this valuable cause.



Heathlands Roundhouse

Made a visit to heathlands school today to deliver some hurdles for there roundhouse project, the thatch has faded to a lovely grey colour, birds have disturbed some of the thatch around the edges, otherwise looking very good. The chalk walls have not cracked at all, which shows the excellent work of the students in completing the walls.