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New Model Building Guide

New Model Building sets out design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18 metres in height. This overview Guide describes why we need the New Model Building and what it includes.

C16 Span Tables

Span tables determine the size of a timber member of a particular strength class needed for a given span, plus the maximum spacing between each timber member or section.

C24 Span Tables

Span tables determine the size of a timber member of a particular strength class needed for a given span, plus the maximum spacing between each timber member or section.

Timber Typologies – Understanding Options for Timber Construction

If timber is to realise its potential, we must know what we mean when we say timber.

Case studies

Reconfiguring and extending a studio flat at the rear of a converted Edwardian house, this project by Christian Brailey Architects is a celebration of the characteristics and craftsmanship of timber.

One of the most airtight buildings in the world, Larch Corner is almost entirely timber-based above its slab. That includes the insulation and cladding: it’s a cosy Passivhaus that truly is a forever home for the client and his family.