Segal Method

Walter Segal, a German émigré architect who settled in Britain, developed the Segal Method of timber construction to help enable cheap timber buildings to be constructed by non-professional self builders. The early projects were mainly in Lewisham, South London and the Walter Segal Self Build Trust continues to promote the approach to the public. A number of projects can be found on their website here.

2 thoughts on “Segal Method”

  1. It would be amazing to see a Walter Segal Co-housing project in Lewes as part of the development in the center of the town. There would need to be some thought about how the house would adapt to flood risk? Recent news and images of flooding at Somerset Levels (highest rain fall for over 100 years) bring home the risks for developing the land near to the river! Does anyone know of developments that adapted to cope with flooding?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s