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We are really excited to announce that local eco-friendly living organisation The Hockerton Housing Project chose FCS Websites to redevelop their website. Having been aware of Hockerton Housing Project for many years, it was fantastic to get the opportunity to work with them.

Design and Branding

With branding and graphics taken care of by Hockerton resident Bill Bolton, we created a new site design for Hockerton Housing Project with responsive design that reformats to suit mobile screen sizes. Using WordPress as a starting point, we created a custom theme and customised WordPress to give Hockerton Housing Project the functionality they needed.

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The site runs on our green web hosting and has our free Let’s Encrypt Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate installed to give them the green padlock in the browser address bar and make the site more secure. We also helped import their old website and external blog content into the new site.


Hockerton Housing Project have a range of pictures and technical factsheets available to buy, so we created an online shop to help them sell more copies. The shop was initially run on Jigoshop, but as WooCommerce became the dominant WordPress ecommerce platform we cross-graded them to that system. Paypal takes care of the payment side of things.

About Hockerton Housing Project

Hockerton Housing Project has launched a new website to showcase its work across all aspects of eco homes and sustainable lifestyles. The not-for-profit Project has hosted over 20,000 visitors to the site over the past 14 years, and its consultancy service has helped a range of domestic, commercial and community building and renewable energy projects. With local, national and international interest in how the Project delivers on its eco objectives, the website is a vital shop window.

The Hockerton Housing Project itself is an amazing place and if you are interested in having a look around they run regular Saturday tours guided by the residents themselves!

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