Glulam

Technique Building extension retrofit glulam CLT exterior
The Technique Building
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The Technique Building received a new lease of life by a superstructure of glulam column-and-beam frame, and new storeys (with solid CLT floor slabs) added to the top. The building's six storeys feature high ceilings and generous open volumes.
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Lower James Street
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This rooftop extension of a 1920s office building used pre-fabricated CLT to create a dramatic double-height office space with a mezzanine floor and angled rooflights.
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WorkStack
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Located at the periphery of the Charlton Riverside industrial area in Greenwich, WorkStack provides an exemplary new model for building high density, affordable, urban workspaces.
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Oak Tree House timber passivhaus
Oak Tree House
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Oak Tree House is the first certified Passivhaus to be constructed in the Tyneside area. Built beside an oak tree on a large sloping rear garden plot, it uses a breathable twin timber frame, site-sourced stone and minimises the use of steel.
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Eton College Sports & Aquatic Centre
Timber is the star at Eton’s pool and sports hall
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A timber structure clad in brick, Eton Sports & Aquatic Centre has become a much-loved asset to the College that's also used by the local community. The project came to Hopkins architects after they’d made a good first impression via a previous competition entry. They hadn’t won, but it had...
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Exterior detail of the Black & White Building
The Black & White Building
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An adaptable building is a sustainable one – that was a key concept behind the design. There are no structural internal partition walls in the Black & White building, so the workspaces are large and open. The building's structure comprises a frame made of a beech-based laminated veneer lumber (LVL),...
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Roof trusses luxury
Roof trusses add a touch of luxury to Oxfordshire development
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Having successfully worked with Miller Homes to supply high-quality engineered timber roof trusses for several housing developments in the West Midlands, Scotts Timber Engineering was asked to design and supply luxury car barns for Miller Homes’ Elmhurst Chase site in Carterton, Oxfordshire. Timber is a low-carbon solution, and incorporating this...
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Demountable timber housing
Demountable timber housing for 370 refugees – using no concrete at all
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A building that had to be erected quickly and which could also be taken down within ten years: these were the criteria for the Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre, a two-building complex providing housing for 370 refugees in Rigot Park in Geneva, Switzerland. The client was Hospice Général - the main...
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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UK glulam
Pioneers of homegrown glulam: Buckland Timber
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Many people are unaware that glulam manufacture exists in the UK. They think that glulam has to be imported from overseas. But there are some suppliers. When Robin Nicholson set up Buckland Timber in 2013, it was precisely to make glulam using locally grown wood... "We quickly realized that it...
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