Architect: Tom Bedford, UK Hardwoods Ltd
Client/Owner: UK Hardwoods UK Ltd
Structural Engineer: Buckland Timber
Main Contractor: UK Hardwoods and Wedgewood Buildings
Joinery Company: UK Hardwoods and Wedgewood Buildings
Wood Supplier: UK Hardwoods Ltd
Species: Glulam, Larch (UK)
Location: South Molton
This storage building is an example of local businesses working together to make use of timber in a sustainable and creative way. The build took consideration of the entire life cycle of the building, from construction to function, and even its potential deconstruction in the years to come.
The clear span design with no central posts is both practical and visually appealing. Larch glulam posts and a pitched curved rafter form the structure, which was then clad with larch and sheep’s wool insulated panels.
The whole project occurred within a 27-mile radius, including the felling and sawing of the timber, design, manufacture, and installation. While the project took place almost a year to the day, the build itself took only four days with a crane used to lift the frames into place.