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Free clay offer, perfect of Cob building, East Sussex, UK....Tons of it  RSS feed

 
Sue Knowles
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Hi all, I have just joined this site and I'm loving it. I came across it whilst searching the net for info on cob structures and building techniques. My imagination has run riot with the possibilities of what I can do in terms of adding various cob structures to my garden. And so to the point of this post: My husband and I are starting a new build in February and the site is basically thick buttery clay (see photos) We will have tons of clay available free to anyone who wants it for cob building. We will of course be holding some back for ourselves. We have dug test holes all around the site and were most surprised to find good clean clay. I feel sure a lot of it could be used without cleaning whilst the remainder will need to be cleaned. The depth of top soil varies around the garden from zero to about 2ft but in any case we shall be retaining the top soil for landscaping later on. If anyone is interested I would be happy for them to come a take some test samples to see if it meets with their approval and requirements. It may also be possible to coordinate things in such a way that our diggers can transfer the clay directly to your vehicle or trailer. I must stress that this is a genuine offer and not a cheapskate means for us to get rid of the spoil as we have already budgeted for it's removal but having seen the quality of the clay, I would love for someone to take advantage of it. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to message me.
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Good clean clay fresh from the ground
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Very workable
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Holds up well on the 'Snake test'
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hello Sue K., and welcome to Permies!!!

That is a wonderful offer, and we all look forward to see things in photos build of your clay.

Regards,

j
 
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Sue,

that clay looks delicious... I'd love to have some, although I fear I may be a bit too far. Where in East sussex are you? we are in Essex, near Upminster.

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Sue Knowles
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Hi Marcos, happy new year and so sorry for late response. Things are pretty crazy here with our new build getting underway. We are in a situation where we a moving from our soon to be demolished property, to our on site temporary accommodation ie a caravan and log cabin. Digging will start end of Feb. We are situated 10 mins drive east of Hastings TN35 (67 miles from Upminster) Hope this helps you decide if the journey is worth it. Kind Regards, Sue
 
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