Caught on camera for Grand Designs!

We were very excited to have the Grand Designs presenters and film crew visit our workshop filming for the new series of the Channel 4 show.


The crew joined us for the day and filmed our team throughout the manufacturing process. We were making a range of different glulam curves from our own British grown Larch. The seventy curves are to be used on an exciting and incredibly unique project that will be featured on Grand Designs during 2017.


The rest is a secret so, watch this space!

Manufacturing curves for Grand Designs Channel 4 Show Grand Designs on site filming for the new series of the Channel 4 show!




We are looking for a Timber Design Engineer

Timber Design Engineer vacancy

Working as part of a small team, this is a great opportunity to get stuck into diverse and engaging role that will encompass all aspects of the business. Providing a crucial component in helping manage the change as Buckland Timber grows and takes on larger projects, this role offers a great opportunity to make a real difference within an innovative and evolving company.

Working full time, the successful candidate will join a growing team and will work along side the companies two Structural Engineers.


The key responsibilities will include:

– Design – structural design, drawing work on AutoCAD and HSBCADS, coordinating drawing work with draughtsman

– Project Management – attending meetings, liaising with install subcontractors, arranging deliveries etc.

– Procurement of materials

– Pricing and processing orders

– Communicating with customers & giving technical advice

– Cross-functional collaboration – quality checks, dimension checks, answering drawing queries

– Assisting with Factory Production Control for CE marking


Core candidate requirements:

Our ideal candidate will have experience and/or a qualification in Structural Design.

Graduates should:

  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in the design and construction of timber structures.
  • Hold a degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering/Design

Design Engineers should:

  • Have experience of working on the design of Timber structures
  • Ideally educated to graduate/chartered level but relevant experience is equally important

If you are interested in applying for this exciting new role, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter to us at info@bucklandtimber.co.uk.


Knole House glulam trusses with bespoke tie bar system

Installation of glulam trusses with bespoke tie bar system

Installation of glulam trusses with bespoke tie bar system

We have recently completed the manufacture and installation of glulam trusses with a bespoke stainless steel tie bar system at Knole House, a National Trust property in Kent.


The impressive bespoke system was designed by Robin at Buckland Timber for the conversation of a large existing barn, which is due to house the property’s brand new Conservation Studios and Café.


Due to the age of the barn, each truss had to be made to differing spans to fit to the uneven walls of the barn.



British Grown Larch feature structure now complete

Feature Glulam structure made from British Grown Larch

Feature Glulam structure made from British Grown Larch

The installation is now complete on our very first feature glulam structure made from British grown larch!


The attractive structure will house a brand new outlet for family run artisan coffee chain, Harris and Hoole, within the Duty Free area of Stansted Airport.



Buckland Timber team conquer Rock Solid Race!

Robin enjoying the water slide!

Robin feet first down the water slide!

In March 2015 five members of the Buckland Timber staff team took on the challenge of the mighty Rock Solid Race at Escot Park in Devon.


The 10k course combined over fifty testing obstacles, punishing terrain and lots and lots of mud!


Here are some action shots captured during the event – it certainly looks as though our team had lots of fun!



Well done team - you did it!

Well done team – you did it!

Needless to say their was lots of mu!

Needless to say – there was lots of mud!




Making Curves!

Buckland Timber Making Curves video

Making Curves

Have you ever wondered how we make curved Glulam? Click here to watch our “Making Curves” video on our brand new Vimeo Channel!



Building With Wood Conference

Robin giving a presentation to the delegates

Earlier this month we attended the Building with Wood Conference at the South West Energy Centre, Paignton. The show invited delegates to attend a variety of seminars and talks from various industry experts throughout the day.


As well as exhibiting at the event, we were thrilled to be invited to deliver two presentations to the delegates, which summarised the benefits of Glulam and discussed our recent exciting projects using British Grown Larch.


The event was a great success and we were delighted to have been a part of it!


Manufacturing with British Grown Larch

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British grown larch structure

As one of our ambitions has always been to increase the use of locally sourced timber, we are thrilled to announce that we have manufactured our very first feature glulam structure using British grown larch and the installation is now underway.


Our team is currently on site installing the feature structure for family run artisan coffee chain, Harris and Hoole. It will house a brand new outlet within the Duty Free area of Stansted airport.


We are also currently manufacturing a 10m x 20m building from British grown larch for a client in East Devon, for which we are delighted to be using use our own timber from Buckland Wood.


When we started out back in 2012 we aimed to showcase what can be done with high quality timber harvested in the local area and increase its use in sustainable building products such as glulam. Although we have previously used British grown larch for worktops, canopies and small structures, these are our first structures of significant scale; we are incredibly proud of this achievement and huge step forward for us.