Timber Frame Construction Coppicewood College West Wales Wildlife Trust
What Was The Brief?
This project is close to our hearts. Jamie Miller, director of Ty Pren, was the Coppicewood College’s first apprentice in 2003- and he now teaches there. The woodland at the college has been established now for 18 years. The Project brief was to create a new timber frame construction- a workshop to teach woodland management, hand tooling, coppicing, and green craft.
How Was Our Design?
The building needed to be low impact- with a large opening and a rear lean to for storage. We designed this structure to be erected around a 4 bench truss.
What Were The Project Challenges?
The site was fairly inaccessible- it required a 4 by 4 to access it with the materials. Other than that this was a pretty straightforward project, apart from the Covid 19 lock-down happening halfway through the project! This had a knock on effect on the timetable, as all staff were prevented from working, and we went immediately onto Furlough. The community were on hand to keep us on track however. Once lockdown was over, and with the help of stacks of socially distanced volunteers, this project was built on time and budget.
What did our clients think?
The college were delighted with the building, and its costs. The use of volunteer labour created real community spirit too. As Ty Pren would not exist without the training and support offered at Coppicewood College we were thrilled to work with them, and give a little back.
Get in Touch!
At Ty Pren we love to work with all kinds of clients- on projects large and small alike. If you want to to discuss timber frame construction, or any kind of low impact dwelling- get in touch with us today. We’d love to hear from you.