Hartwyn Onsite Natural Building Course – Frome 2021

Hey all!

We are delighted to be planning some week-long onsite in-person courses this year in Frome, Somerset. You will be working on a live site building a 3 bedroom house in a town location.

Training cost will be £347 per 5-day week with discounts available for booking multiple weeks.

Who is the course for?

Hartwyn are working hard to provide training and work opportunities for those planning to side-skill into or begin working in the Natural Building industry so our courses moving forwards will all be geared around this goal.

You will ideally have some building experience and previous use of power tools.

Never fear though, we don’t expect you to have specific knowledge upfront, only to understand that intermediate level training will be given rather than absolute beginner.

Enthusiasm will always win the day here, if you want to do it then we can teach you. If you have any doubts about your ability then please do drop us a line and ask.

Read on for subjects and ways to enroll……

Course Subjects and Enrollment:

More details of the specific course curriculums will be on the enrollment pages

Timber Framing:

  • Week 1: June 7th – June 11th (External framing) ***SOLD OUT***
  • Week 2: June 21st – June 25th (Internal and Roof) ***SOLD OUT***


  • Week 3: July 5th – July 9th (Roofing and Straw Insulation)
  • Week 4: August 16th – August 20th (C.U.T Technique and Strawbale infil)

Lime – 1 week:

  • TBC

Green Roof – 1 week:

  • TBC


  • Will there be Onsite and Classroom elements? 

As with all our courses, there will be practical and classroom elements, giving as in-depth an experience as possible. Each day will be practically based, with toolbox talks and pertinent theory. The classroom elements will be presented across the week after the working day and vary from week to week.

  • What about COVID?

We will be taking precautions onsite and asking people to take a lateral flow test prior to the course. Standby places and partial refunds will be in place. See our COVID policy at hartwyn.co.uk/onsitecovidpolicy.pdf and ask us for more details if you’re unsure.

  • Are there any discounts available?

If you purchase one week unit of any of the units on this build, you will be eligible for a code to receive 10% (£35) off any subsequent unit for the entire build. If you wish to buy both at once then please do so, we will refund you immediately. We are also offering £20 cashback for anyone staying away from home who travels to the course by bicycle or public transport. There is also the option to pay for the course in 2 monthly instalments.

  • Is accomodation included?

No. You will be responsible for your own room and board.

  • Is food included?

We will be providing a sharing buffet-style lunch each day. There will be a marquee onsite with basic kitchen facilities which you can use in the morning for breakdast and after work should you wish.

  • Do I have to bring anything?

You will need steel toecap footwear and a basic toolkit (toolbelt, knife, hammer, measuring tape) but other tools will be provided. We will provide other PPE (masks, gloves, eye protection and hardhats) but it’s recommended to bring your own for a better fit and COVID safety. Full details will be provided well in advance of the start date.

Register Interest

To be as fair as possible, we always release places to those who have registered interest first and then to our email list. If the course you want isn’t on sale yet you can do that by filling out the form below.

As courses come on sale the links will also appear on this page so check back and keep an eye on your emails.