Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Wiltshire Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Location:  The Buscot and Coleshill Estates, Swindon

Wood Supplier:     Nicks Timber

Wood Species:     Elm, Oak

Nicks Timber has over 160 years’ experience as a timber merchant and processor in Gloucestershire. From engineered wood products to bespoke materials for projects and joinery, Nicks Timber sources and processes legally-harvested and sustainably-grown timbers under the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy due diligence system.

 

From British Larch to African Sapele, staff advising specifiers at Nicks Timber collectively have over 200 years’ expertise to offer, proving that knowledge underpins the supply of #TimberYouCanTrust

Project Information

Location:  The Buscot and Coleshill Estates, Swindon

Wood Supplier:     Nicks Timber

Wood Species:     Elm, Oak

TTF Member

Nicks Timber has over 160 years’ experience as a timber merchant and processor in Gloucestershire. From engineered wood products to bespoke materials for projects and joinery, Nicks Timber sources and processes legally-harvested and sustainably-grown timbers under the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy due diligence system.

 

From British Larch to African Sapele, staff advising specifiers at Nicks Timber collectively have over 200 years’ expertise to offer, proving that knowledge underpins the supply of #TimberYouCanTrust

Location

Spying out timber for heritage project

During World War II, parts of the rural Wiltshire Buscot and Coleshill Estates, now owned by the National Trust, were used for training Churchill’s secret army of ‘British Resistance’ fighters, the Auxiliers, who would have taken on invading Nazis if the need had arisen.  A new need has arisen on the Estates in more recent times. The renovation and refurbishment of Victorian stable block, to provide National Trust member accommodation facilities, has involved TTF member Nicks Timber in spying out specialist timbers to help replace and extend major structural elements of the roof and floor of the building.

 

The original king post roof truss structure was of Elm.  Following Dutch Elm Disease in Britain many years ago, availability of Elm has not yet returned to plentiful supply, since it takes 70-80 years to grow an Elm of sufficient dimensions.  Working on behalf of the building’s commissioners and designers, Nicks Timber spent considerable time using their knowledge and contacts to seek out Elm supplies within Britain, of sufficient length, depth and quality to enable the making of 18 new roof trusses and associated purlins.  Nicks Timber also sought out and transported the timber from its Scottish origins to heritage carpenters in Shropshire, and then onward to site in Wiltshire.

 

Structural Oak was also needed to replace floor beams.  Further Elm is required for the flooring and to replace cladding around the barn building.

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