The windows & doors are in the new workshop!

The windows and doors are in! For more photos of progress on the new workshop see the Facebook page:




The roof is finished!!!

The roof is finished!!! Yes we have completed the cedar shingles, the cladding is nearly done and the sheep’s wool insulation arrives next week. Doors and windows ready to go in then we can continue whatever the weather.

Workshop Work Party

22nd – 28th September 2014

We have nearly finished the structure, timber framing part and this is the week that friends and helpers are coming to put the roofing boards and shingles on.

Then we will get the cladding in place and doors and windows. Lots to do, but much will be achieved with so many hands.

Workshop news

We have been busy spending money that you generously donated. Some of it has gone on the cedar shingles for the roof (pictures soon), some on all the boarding for the roof and floor. Then we can put larch boards on the outside with some sheep’s wool insulation in the roof and hemp insulation in the walls.

We haven’t bought all this yet but we have been cutting some of the extra timbers to the right size for the frame, with the help of friends. Plus Geoff has started cutting the joints for the wall plate timbers. Weather allowing all our weekends will involve some level of work on the project right through the year.

So all the lovely people who have offered time can arrange when to come, one day, a weekend, longer, or just a few hours. Thanks very much again for all the help.

Creatively moving forwards.

Fuggo and Geoff King

Dear Contributors…

Dear Contributors,

Firstly another big thank you to all of you. We are at present unable to stick to the schedule we first hoped for as our framer was unavoidably delayed on other jobs. Weather and temperatures in the north of Scotland mean we will have to be patient.

Be assured ALL the money we have will only be spent on the workshop, but physical work will continue next spring with our eagerly awaiting volunteers.

We have also thought of a way to make our materials go further and therefore stretch out the pennies to enable us to be nearer completion of the work. This will mean the money goes on materials rather than labour. Geoff will be changing the construction method to enable the bigger timbers we already have to be cut in half and therefore make an easier frame build. This will also enable us to continue at our own pace.

Geoff’s own work load producing more art will decrease after December and his health requires some hibernation (and writing) time. So we will be reporting back next year with more interesting news.

Creatively moving forwards.

Fuggo and Geoff King

Workshop foundations

Some pictures of the foundations work in progress and the finished pads. As we have now raised over £2000 the wood frame work is booked to start late October into November.