- Photography: Agnese Sanvito
- Client: Private
Webb Yates Engineers provided the structural design for a small annex extension in Cratfield, a village in Northern Suffolk.
The pitched roof is constructed using Pollmeier BauBuche timber- a laminated veneer lumber with an exceptionally high strength and sustainably sourced from a forest with an excess of beech. The high-quality surface finish of the timber allows it to be left exposed, reducing the need for extra cladding materials and adding to the aesthetics of the open, double height space.
The tieless stressed skin roof design was one of the first applications of BauBuche timber in the UK and Webb Yates Engineers has subsequently worked with the manufacturer to develop and test connections supporting concrete and timber composite structures.