Appletree Farm House

Appletree Farm House

Location:     Appletree Farm House

Wood Supplier:     Bennetts Timber

Architects:     Richard Gill Architects 

Contractor:     Sparrow Builders

Wood Species:     Siberian Pine

Bennetts Timber has acquired a great depth of expertise since its establishment in 1804. The sixth generation of this family business offer technical knowledge and flexibility through their own sourcing and sawmilling facilities.

 

A TTF Responsible Purchaser, Bennetts procure legally harvested, sustainably-grown timber from many different sources, seeking to fulfill specifications at best possible cost, and offer their expertise in finding suitable alternative species.

Project Information

Location:     Appletree Farm House

Wood Supplier:     Bennetts Timber

Architects:     Richard Gill Architects 

Contractor:     Sparrow Builders

Wood Species:     Siberian Pine

TTF Member

Bennetts Timber has acquired a great depth of expertise since its establishment in 1804. The sixth generation of this family business offer technical knowledge and flexibility through their own sourcing and sawmilling facilities.

 

A TTF Responsible Purchaser, Bennetts procure legally harvested, sustainably-grown timber from many different sources, seeking to fulfill specifications at best possible cost, and offer their expertise in finding suitable alternative species.

Costs and Cladding: Find the best options

With building material costs rising seemingly inexorably, finding cost-effective ways to achieve a particular look is important in today’s constrained times. Using the knowledge of your timber supplier can help you achieve structures and design features you might not have considered possible on the available budget.

 

For the cladding detail of the extension to Appleton Farm House, contractors for Richard Gill Architects Sparrow Builders – came to TTF Member Bennetts Timber. Cedar and Larch alternatives were offered, with the Larch option representing half the cost of the Cedar. Both species offered the same durability as cladding. With this in mind, a higher grade of certified Siberian Larch could be encompassed while remaining within the budget.

 

Bennetts Timber sourced, machined and supplied the unsorted Siberian Larch cladding at a considerable cost saving.

 

Site wastage isn’t normally something at front of mind when considering the aesthetics of a building. Yet minimising site waste saves costs for contractors and owners alike and enhances the architect’s reputation for environment-friendly practice. British Larch, depending on how it is handled, can cause greater site wasteage than Siberian Larch, in Bennetts Timber‘s view, since the Siberian material is of a much superior quality. The timber expertise of suppliers like Bennetts Timber is a rich resource ready to be tapped by the design community.

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