Meet the Team
Chris and David met several times through the Centre for Alternative Technology when Chris was teaching the straw bale modules with Bee Rowan (of Strawbuild Ltd.). The first time they worked together was in Ireland on a pioneering straw bale guest house at Rock Farm, Slane. Over several projects it became clear they had the makings of a good partnership, fired by the desire to challenge an industry ready for change.
Hawkland is set up as a limited company but chooses to operate as a social enterprise. In essence this means that rather than profit, our core environmental and social mission are what drive the company forwards, whilst recognising that we still need to be financially self-sustaining.
This is reflected in our business practice in several ways;
We specialise in delivering projects that make use of natural and traditional materials that have a lower environmental impact than the products and materials currently dominating the construction industry.
We run a financially transparent project model that puts trust and openness front and centre. Costs are not hidden behind quotes and by starting with a Feasibility Study or Fee Proposal, all the information is owned by the client and available to everyone involved.
We believe through openness, sharing knowledge and collaboration across the industry we can help facilitate the rapid change that needs to occur if we as a society are to drastically reduce our environmental impact.
Centre for Alternative Technologies
This pioneering educational institute (often abbreviated to C.A.T. ) was the catalyst for us and others that have gone through it to set up businesses to help make a change in the way we work, live and impact the earth around us.
Visit their website to find out more about C.A.T.’s history, legacy and how you can get involved: www.cat.org.uk.