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Timber engineering

Plywood structures 

Our confidence in the structural use of plywood enables us to use parabolic modelling to create interesting two and three dimensional structures. We also work with contractors to produce CNC template drawings to ensure accuracy and efficiency on site.

 

Cross-laminated timber

Cross laminated timber (CLT) has become a respected competitor to other more traditional forms and our long experience of specifying this product allows us to advise on it’s potential benefits and limitations. CLT is popular with fast-track construction, particularly in schools, and our portfolio includes early award winning buildings in this sector.

 

Oak-frame design

We have extensive experience of the structural behaviour of green oak. We begin work on existing oak-framed structures with an elastic analysis of frame stiffness and we use our extensive experience of oak peg connection design, architectural detailing, and shrinkage in the wide range of new green-oak buildings we design.

Our design work in large section timber includes both  traditional and contemporary framing. We work with a number of oak framing companies and are confident with the design of peg joints and traditional carpentry. We understand the issues of shrinkage in green timber and can assist with construction sequencing with more complicated frames.

Timber engineering

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