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Sylvan Homes

SylvanHomes

Natural and Ecological building company

Jonathan Kalviac is an Ecological and Natural Building Artist, originally from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA, now living in Brighton, UK.

 

From a foundation in building ‘earthship’ homes and commercial buildings, he has passionately pursued the art of building natural, ecological buildings for the last 15 years.

From straw bale to cob, timber frame construction, rammed earth and yurts, Jonathan has shared his passion for sensible home building that doesn’t cost the Earth with thousands of students from all over the world.

At Sylvan Homes we work with a range of partners including other talented independent builders, ecological charities and teachers and we can bring all of the necessary skills to your project to make it a success.

Garden rooms, artistic landscaping, decorative clay plaster work and home building collaborations.  Buildings made from natural and environmentally friendly materials with you and your visitors health and wellbeing in mind.  In addition to creating a new and inspiring building for you, they will be works of building art and contribute to the maintenance and growth of time honoured skills in natural building married with energy efficient design.  As with our outbuildings, we also offer decorative clay plaster, outdoor kitchens, sculpural clay ovens and landscape design and build using both traditional and environmental hard landscaping techniques. Permaculture design, artistic and eco-friendly architecture…contact us with your building, renovation/installation and garden dreams!  

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan Kalviac

sylvanhomes@yahoo.com

www.sylvanhomes.co.uk 

07895621000

 

    

    

    

 

 

AnonymousTom Mankiewitz
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Sandstone patio

"John at sylvan homes provided us with a great service. He is obviously very passionate about his work and a produced a beautiful patio for us. The job was done on time and was even better than we were expecting! Thanks John. We will be recommending sylvan homes to everyone we know! Tom Mankiewitz"

29 July 2019

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AnonymousAli Rabjohns
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Sustainably built garden room

"Jon brought dedication, commitment and eco building knowledge to our exciting project. His creative design merged perfectly into the landscaping of the garden and complimented the original house architecturally. He’s invited highly skilled workers to be part of this build, creating a polite and positive atmosphere. Jon is flexible, efficient and easy to work with. Things have changed organically over the course of the building process and he has easily accommodated this. Jon comes highly recommended."

19 July 2019

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AnonymousAli Rabjohns
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Sustainably built garden room

"Jon brought dedication, commitment and eco building knowledge to our exciting project. His creative design merged perfectly into the landscaping of the garden and complimented the original house architecturally. He’s invited highly skilled workers to be part of this build, creating a polite and positive atmosphere. Jon is flexible, efficient and easy to work with. Things have changed organically over the course of the building process and comes highly recommended."

19 July 2019

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AnonymousTrevor Hodsdon
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Pation re-laying

"I contacted SH via a friend who recommended Jon. I cannot speak highly enough. His engagement re my needs was quick, polite and comprehensive. The quote was competitive and his suggested supplier alongside his relationship with them ensured seamless ordering and payment terms. The skip arrived on time, was taken away on time and throughout the work areas were kept clean and there was absolutely no collateral damage. Jon and his team were a joy to have around and their work was exemplary. One of the best conractors I have ever engaged."

18 July 2019

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AnonymousAlasdair McKenzie
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Simply brilliant, knowledgeable, thorough and caring!

"A wonderful man with some phenomenal knowledge and a true caring attitude to what he creates. The Yurt and wood burning oven were built in a timely manner, with everything being sourced from a sustainable source, showing real care for the environment. All through the process I was kept informed about thoughts, design, timelines and budget. It was an extremely positive experience. Suffice to say I was delighted with the outcome and would strongly recommend."

18 July 2019

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