WOOD ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING - Technical consultancy & specialised construction services
 What we do:
 
WOOD ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING is an independent technical consultancy who recognised as an authority on architectural wood detailing and specification. Whilst other services are available it is this area that makes us unique and invaluable to the Architectural profession, Construction industry, Timber suppliers,   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 the longevity of external timber and wood components 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, these aspects are critical credentials as a sustainable and durable building material. 
 
With appropriate specification and proper detailing optimum performance, often referred to as high performance can meet and exceed the general expectation of durability and performance of timber construction and external wood components.
 
Our areas of work:
 
External timber cladding

Timber window detail design

Decking and associated components

'Green' timber construction

External joinery design and inspections

Education via Technical lectures (CPD)

Detail drawing and specification reviews
   
Diagnostics of performance failures with remedial solutions developed

Liaising with suppliers and visiting sawmills to ensure delivery of satisfactory material
 
Guidance to Installers and sub-contractors 
2D drawing & 3D modelling

Purpose made joinery

Strength grading of Softwood and Hardwood

Collaborative work with Architects and Contractors

Inspections and 'Expert' reports

Architectural services
 
Our extensive experience and contacts enable 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 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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