The Capel Build part 1: The foundations

This is the start of our second building project series on Skill Builder. The Capel Build follows the renovation and extension of an unusual property designed by architect Michael Newberry in Surrey.

Carpenter and Builder Robin Clevett is taking the first glass and steel house in the UK which was built in 1957 and extending it and refurbishing it while paying homage to its original design values. The building was revolutionary at the time it was constructed when similar structures had been built across parts of California but they’d never been done in the UK.

In the first episode Robin introduces the project and discusses the challenges of finding a suitable foundation system that would work with the trees and clay.

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About Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

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