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Sustainable WOOD ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING - Technical consultancy & specialised construction services
 
What we do:
 
Sustainable WOOD ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING is an independent technical consultancy who are recognised as an authority on architectural wood detailing and specification. Whilst additional services are available it is this area that makes us unique and invaluable to the Architectural profession, Construction industry, Timber suppliers, Self-builders and Home-owners.  Services range from best practice technical advice on the specification and architectural detailing of wood and timber products through to bespoke practical projects.
 
Selected current and previous projects:
 
 
 
Our remit is to promote and support the use of timber by providing impartial expert guidance and advice. The aim is to ensure maximum longevity, durability and performance of timber and wood components. This is acheived by providing information on the appropriate selection of species, correct profiling and utilisation of timbers characteristics to suit each service requirement. With the increased popularity of external wood products such as cladding these aspects are critical to maintain timbers' credentials as a sustainable and durable building material. 
 
With appropriate specification and proper detailing optimum performance, often referred to as high performance can be acheived thus meeting and exceeding the general expectation of durability and performance of timber construction and external wood components.
 
Our areas of work:
 
  • External timber cladding.
  • Decking, Broadwalks and associated components.
  • 'Green' timber construction.
  • External joinery design and inspections.
  • Education via Technical lectures (CPD).
  • Design advice, working drawing and specification reviews for Architects & Building designers. 
  • Diagnostics of performance failures with remedial solutions developed where appropriate for Building professionals, Self-builders and Householders.
  • Liasing with suppliers and visiting sawmills to ensure delivery of satisfactory material and components.
  • On-site guidance and instruction to Installers and sub-contractors. 
  • 2D & 3D Detail drawing.
  • Technical writing & illustrations for publication.
  • Selected purpose made joinery.
  • Visual strength grading of Softwood and Hardwood.
  • Collaborative work with Architects and Contractors.
  • Inspections and 'Expert' reports
 
Our extensive experience and contacts allows us to consider many types of commissions please contact us with your enquiry.
 
The website is under constant review but please feel free to contact us for more information on our services. Be sure to look at the 'About Us' and 'Our Work' page. 
 
We hope to see you again. Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
 
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Images of buildings we like and our work: click on image to enlarge

Coed Gwern Bird Hide by CAT Professional Diploma Students
Coed Gwern Bird Hide by CAT Professional Diploma Students
http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/4474
Another we like! Canadian gem
Another we like! Canadian gem
http://www.contemporist.com/2011/03/26/the-guscott-kemp-residence-by-scott-m-kemp-architect/
We lectured here! Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority HQ
We lectured here! Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority HQ
'Green' Douglas fir frame, Architects: Page\Park; Engineers: Buro Happold & SKM Hunt; Structural Douglas fir frame: Carpenter Oak & Woodland Co
Technical illustration
Technical illustration
Prepared for TRADA publication WOOD WINDOWS designing for high performance
Post base detail, Lakeside, Essex
Post base detail, Lakeside, Essex
Detail developed to prevent moisture entrapment
Technical illustration
Technical illustration
Enhanced detail reproduced from TRADA publication EXTERNAL TIMBER CLADDING
Cladding detail, Scotland
Cladding detail, Scotland
Home grown un-coated Larch positioned heart-side out.

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