Traditional Building Skills Day

Hugo Hardy Architect participated in a traditional building skills day at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, near Chalfont St. Giles.

Traditional Wychert (White Earth) work

Traditional Wychert (White Earth) work

Lime Plaster, Trowel with Devil

Lime Plaster, Trowel with Devil

Community Design Charrette a Success

Hugo Hardy Architect initiated and organized  along with Transition Town Berkhamsted

 "The B-Hive Design Charrette," to develop a Community brief for a key site in the center of Berkhamsted. This day was followed up with an urban proposal presented to the sites stake holders.

Click the photo for a video of the event

Berkhamsted Residents have their say  (Photo by Andy Spain)

Berkhamsted Residents have their say

(Photo by Andy Spain)

SPAB Repair Course Completed


This popular short course has been presented by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings since the 1950s. Run over five days, this course delivers an intensive programme of lectures and visits to building repair projects. It runs twice a year - in the spring and the autumn. 

Presented by leading building conservation professionals, the Repair Course considers British and international approaches to the conservation of old buildings.  The SPAB philosophy of repair and maintenance - established by William Morris in 1877 - underpins the course programme of case studies, presentations and site visits