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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…

Fact Sheet





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.










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:







Enhance your shopping experience – just add a little (or large) glulam compilation…



Westquay Shopping Centre – Southampton.

Our glulam beams form a ten-meter tall sculptural enclosure in the newly opened Westquay Shopping Centre – visually dividing the space between the café and the other commercial sites and establishing a focal point for visitors to experience and enjoy.


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.





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”.






Skilled Carpenter / Joiner – Innovative Glulam Manufacturer


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled and creative carpenter / joiner to join our growing innovative glulam manufacturing company in Devon.

Working for Britain’s largest glulam manufacture, you will embark on a huge variety of complex and creative structural glulam timber projects.


Key Responsibilities:

• Hand producing glulam curves, frames and structures to our high quality standards – varying in scale from from small house extensions, canopies to large-scale indoor riding arenas

• Reading and following structural drawings to manufacture straight and curved beams.

• Following detailed specifications to finishing beams (stain / varnish / oil etc).

• Assemble structures within the workshop prior to onsite installation.

• Occasional onsite local / national installation.


Candidate Requirements:

• Applicants must have either a minimum of NVQ level two or have recent ‘workshop’ experience.

• A minimum of two years, recent joinery experience.

• An excellent eye for detail.

• A passion for carpentry and timber architecture.


A flexible attitude is essential as you may be required to work additional hours outside of your contracted 39 hours working week. Overtime rates will apply.


We are a dynamic, growing company offering opportunities for progression within the company for the right candidate.


If you are an skilled Joiner or Carpenter seeking a new and exciting challenge, then please submit an up-to-date CV to us at or for further information about the range of projects we are involved in please contact us directly.




Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House – Just add glulam!

Glulam Roof Structure for Channel 4's Ugly House to Lovely House 17th March 2016


We had the pleasure of working on an exciting project for Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House, presented by property transformation genius George Clark. The programme was aired on Channel 4 at 8pm on Thursday the 17th March 2016.


The dramatic extension designed by architect Will Alsop features our impressive glulam roof structure, specified by our technical manager, Keith O’ Ceallaigh, and manufactured within our workshop.


Follow the link to watch a short clip from the programme which shows the impressive glulam beams in all their glory –









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