Buildings consume great quantities of materials, energy and other resources. This generates significant environmental impacts during construction, operation and eventual demolition. The aim of environmentally sustainable and responsible building is to consume less resources, particularly less energy, and to minimise adverse environmental impacts – and for this, timber is an obvious choice.
At PRO Structures, we have extensive experience of undertaking design in structural timber to meet our clients’ design briefs. We can design in traditional treated timber as well as glulam and CLT, and can provide timber connection designs to give the best aesthetic and structural connection solution.
We use the latest release of MasterSeries’ and TEDDS structural timber design packages. All designs can be produced to the commonly used British standards, as well as to the new Eurocodes if required.
Examples of PRO Structures projects designed in structural timber include:
- Shipley Road, Westbury-on-Trym – a new house designed in cross-laminate timber, which enabled the client to save both time in construction, and achieve excellent green credentials as CLT offers very high insulation properties, while using renewable resources and treading lightly on the environment due to its off-site fabrication and carbon neutral rating.
- Dyers Cottage, Mission Road, Iron Acton – we designed a series of flat boomed timber roof trusses with bolted tooth plate connections to support the new flat roof building extension. The 8 trusses varied in length from 4.2 to 5.4m and were 0.85 m in overall height.
- 7 Vernslade, Weston, Bath – the architect specified the use of Parallam timber beams to the purlins, hip and ridge beam for the new single storey extension to this building.
- The Old Baptist Chapel, Beech Road, Yorkley – the client requested us to modify the existing roof truss arrangement in order to open up the roof space. We introduced new structural members and steel plated bolted connections to the existing trusses to undertake this work.