A pioneering approach to new forms of timber construction
A scissor braced arrangement of slender 120 x 120mm timbers form two 25m longitudinal roof trusses, clamped and separated by stainless steel bolts and spacers. Connected back to the steel fin plates, the roof appears to float over the eaves beams, separated by clerestory glazing.
Following a trial assembly of the roof in our Wiltshire workshop, our team devised a means of raising each 25m truss into place in one single lift – a
requirement of the complex design.
Using thirty-six manually operated chain hoists suspended from a specially designed scaffold rig, the unique frame was lifted into place.