Our wonderful Project Manager, Oliver Chamberlain, has retired (sort of). He’ll still be our guide and mentor, but we need a new Project Manager to take us through all the steps involved in building four new living units here at Brincliffe House. Please think about people who may be able to do this job for … More We need a new Project Manager
We are going to build four new living units at Brincliffe House. We are rather grandly calling this new development ‘Phase Two’. The new units have been designed to be larger than most of the flats in Brincliffe House itself in the hope that we will be able to include more people with children as … More Here we go again: Phase two planning application submitted
A new planning application is about to be submitted for four new units to be built to add to the community, three of them as an extension to the main house. We are looking for people to join us to occupy two of the units which will become available. We are particularly interested in extending … More We’re looking for new members
Our beautiful old house and brilliant new Coach House are now fully occupied: the first members of the group moved in on 2nd May and the last a month later. We’re now settling in to the rhythm of life here – but one outstanding feature has presided since we moved in: the weather has been … More Is it always summer at Brincliffe House?
A year ago there was a rather tired old fireplace Can you believe it’s now looking like this: Throughout our new home there are so many examples of wonderful transformations, interesting spaces and fantastic views into the garden and beyond. More examples to follow.
The conversion of Brincliffe House is complete. Eleven new flats have been created and a spanking new Coach House has been built. Although there are some inevitable final bits of painting, electrical adjustments and joinery still going on around us we have taken possession of the building. The builders’ signs have been taken down from … More We’ve only gone and done it!
Brincliffe House is rapidly transforming into a dwelling for 16 of the 20 current members of On the Brink Co-housing Community. The newly built Coach House, on the foundations of an old existing house will be home to one other member. We have not all been able to see much of what’s going on, because … More Where are we up to?
Although it is a snowy day and the builders are taking a well-earned holiday, there’s a lot of building work progress to report. Look at the picture above. On the top floor new windows have appeared – bringing light to all the flats on that level. While inside many of the spaces are just about … More It’s cold outside – but warm in our hearts
Building work nearing completion Exciting times at On the Brink. The builders have been working flat out and the major structural work, steel stuff etc. is now in situ. Electricians are doing their final fixing, plumbers are on site, joiners are doing what joiners do and plasterers have plastered anything that doesn’t move. The shapes … More Progress at Brincliffe House
We have recently held our third whole day workshop on decision making. How do fourteen – or more – people, each of whom have been chosen for their strength of character. each of whom have strongly held ideals and beliefs, come to any decisions? Not easily is the answer. So although we have been getting … More Decision making at On the Brink