How long have you been working for Buckland and what do you do?
I’ve been here for seven years, from the beginning. It started off with Robin and myself making beams, just the two of us. Now there’s 13 of us and I run the shop floor, managing all of the production from the carpentry to making the beams…
Building an extension is the usual way that homeowners go to add more space to their place but the way they choose to do it can be far from normal. We’ve been lucky enough to be part of the design, manufacture and build process for a few wonderfully weird glulam house extensions.
Based in Devon, being outdoors is more of a way of life, than a nice to do, for many of us who work at Buckland Timber.
Over the years we have had a number of very tiny commissions and some giant ones, but up until last month no actual giants!
In May 1919 the UK government declared a climate emergency – a year later has our behaviour in relation to construction changed?
Currently most structural glulam timber used in the UK is imported from other European countries…