Author Archives: Carl Middleton

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

Buckland Timber at Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park

Visitors have been flocking to see the Winter Wonderland created in London’s Hyde Park. Nestled neatly in the park you can find one of our recent projects – a small (but beautifully formed) space to meet for a seasonal drink. Winter Wonderland is open until the first of January, so if you have not visited you only have a few days left.

Visitors enjoy the temporary glulam space designed, manufactured and installed by Buckland Timber.

Visitors enjoy the temporary glulam space designed, manufactured and installed by Buckland Timber.

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Timber Expo NEC Birmingham – Buckland very popular with architects and designers

We had some great feedback from the visitors to our stand at the Birmingham NEC Timber Expo earlier this month. Lots of interest in our work and specifically our ‘case studies’. With this in mind, we will be collating a number of ‘case studies’ into a fact file for prospective customers. So visit the website regularly for updates…

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Buckland Timber featuring on Channel 4 – Grand Designs

Buckland Timber featuring on Channel 4 - Grand Designs

Wednesday 11th October – 9:00 10.00pm on Channel 4.

Grand Designs

Situated in the beautiful Blackdown Hills (on the Somerset and Devon border), Buckland Timber assist in one of the most ambitious home projects ever seen on the television show. Bucklands ability to manufacture and supply a range of curved beams enabled the dream project to come into fruition.

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Buckland Timber – case study fact sheets…

 

As we continue to develop our project portfolio we thought it would be valuable for prospective clients, designers and architects to see ‘in detail’ how Buckland Timber manage and coordinate our projects. Our fact sheets document a range of projects from basic portal frames to complex experimental structures – detailing our design, manufacture and installation processes.

Glulam Factsheets

If you would be interested in being emailed our case studies please get in contact via: info@bucklandtimber.co.uk

 

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A complex ‘double curved’ roof structure is no match for Buckland Timber’s carpentry team…

 

Boiler House Café

The Boiler House Café Pavilion – Royal Holloway University – Egham, Surry.

Our work formed the key component in the refurbishment of the university grade two listed north wing – establishing the new Boiler House Café Pavilion. It involved the construction of the new structure adjacent to the existing listed building using a glulam timber framework, modular double curving roof system and included the installation of over 700 individually manufactured triangular ceiling tiles.

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Planning a trip abroad – make sure you have a coffee before you leave…

If you are flying abroad any time in the future make sure you pop by Pret A Manger at Heathrow Airport (Terminal five).

We manufactured and installed a complex tree shaped canopy as part of the new Pret A Manger café – Our glulam beams form a sculptural canopy, separating the café from other commercial sites and establishing a focal point within the busy airport terminal.

Within hours of the project being completed passengers have been using the space to orientate themselves with the airport – “see you by the tree”.

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