Examples of timber projects:
GreenBeams.com has been set up by Structural & Civil Consultants Ltd, a company with many years’ experience in working with timber. Below are some examples of recent projects that have involved timber construction.
National Park Visitor Centre, Danby
The new building was built from locally felled greenoak. By storing carbon in the beams and using timber, rather than steel or concrete, the centre offset 16 tonnes of carbon. This project has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wood Awards under the "Best Use of British Timber".
The design for a suspended café floor in Masham allowed for shrinkage in 250mm deep green oak beams with a design based on the Medieval techniques that do away with joists. Oak floorboards on ply were laid over the oak beams at 1m centres. This approach cost a fraction of the original concept that had priced oak flooring sat on pre-cast concrete deck units.
Pickering Wine Bar
The Conservation Officer was keen to preserve the existing floor of a Listed Building in Pickering, yet the client wanted to use both the upper and lower floor as a wine bar with associated commercial loading. Green oak beams were used to provide additional support to the original floor and detailing allowed for subsequent shrinkage.
St Michael’s Church
St Michael’s Church is Grade 1 listed building that was recently partially destroyed by fire. The restoration of the church involved construction of a new nave roof and a new spire for the Norman bell tower.