Buckland Timber – Civic Trust Awards – Commendation


We are very pleased to announce that the Boilerhouse Café has received a Civic Trust commendation. After a comprehensive and rigorous judging process, sixty projects have been selected to receive either an Award or Commendation at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony. Buckland Timber’s contribution to the construction of the Boilerhouse Café at the Royal Holloway University is part of one of the award winning teams.

To find out more about the project, award or the Civic Trust visit: www.civictrustawards.org.uk


CPD dates for our diary: Timber Rising – Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow


Roca Gallery – London SW6 2PY – 9th February to 9th May 2018

The exhibition focuses on the most significant timber and glulam projects carried out to date world-wide, interviewing engineers, architects and designers looking forward to where wood will ultimately determine the shape and form new types of buildings and spaces.

The exhibition showcases examples of completed projects which sit alongside more ambitious concept and research proposals, showcasing what is possible today, and what may be possible in the future – with changing building codes and new thinking by developers, governments and the construction industry – for the cities of tomorrow.

Michael Green Architecture's proposed 35-story wooden skyscraper for Paris.

Michael Green Architecture’s proposed 35-story wooden skyscraper for Paris.



Among the projects featured are Treet (The tree), Artec AS’ 14-storey modular timber-framed apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, made from glulam and CLT; and Waugh Thistleton’s 2017 Dalston Lane in Hackney, currently the world’s largest CLT building: a ten-storey, 121-unit development made entirely of engineered timber.


Happy new year…


After a discrete few days off to celebrate Christmas and the new year (and to let the dust settle in the workshop) we have returned suitably refreshed for another year of straight, bent, curved, spliced, bolted and flitched beams.

We wish all of our customers a prosperous 2018 and are looking forward to working on new, exciting, challenging projects during the forthcoming year.

Happy 2018 from Buckland Timber