Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Location:    Fair Isle Bird Observatory, Scotland

Wood Supplier:     James Jones & Sons

Architects:    Synergie Scotland

Wood Type:     JJI-Joists, Glulam

For over 100 years, James Jones & Sons had concentrated on making the most of British-grown timber-producing species, sourced as locally as possible to its sawmills and Timber Systems Division.

 

The company had been pioneering in its environmental provenance, from becoming the first UK sawmiller to gain FSC® and ISO14001 certification, to its TTF Responsible Purchaser status and PAS2050 LCA accreditation, James Jones & Sons have a long history of providing #TimberYouCanTrust.

Project Information

Location:    Fair Isle Bird Observatory, Scotland

Wood Supplier:     James Jones & Sons

Architects:    Synergie Scotland

Wood Type:     JJI-Joists, Glulam

TTF Member

For over 100 years, James Jones & Sons had concentrated on making the most of British-grown timber-producing species, sourced as locally as possible to its sawmills and Timber Systems Division.

 

The company had been pioneering in its environmental provenance, from becoming the first UK sawmiller to gain FSC® and ISO14001 certification, to its TTF Responsible Purchaser status and PAS2050 LCA accreditation, James Jones & Sons have a long history of providing #TimberYouCanTrust.

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Swift build for new bird observatory

Renowned for its scientific research into seabirds and bird migration, carried out continuously since 1948, The Fair Isle Bird Observatory and Guest House was re-built using modern engineered timber products across an eight-day weather wind ow. The 30 high performance closed panel engineered timber modules comprising the building were built using eco-friendly JJI-Joists from James Jones & Sons.

 

Over 9,300 linear metres of JJI-Joists were used in the structure, designed by architects Synergie Scotland. The timber panels were produced off-site in Kirkwall on Orkney and then sent on a 12-hour journey by ship to the Fair Isle, some 150 miles from the north coast of mainland Scotland.

 

JJI-Joists were chosen for the structure as they are lightweight, manufactured to ISO14001 standards, and easy to use in creating off-site fabricated systems. James Jones’ BJ Glulam beams were also used as part of the structural design.

 

James Jones & Sons have led the way in the timber industry in carbon accounting for products. Its production processes are independently audited and the company can produce PAS20B50:2011 carbon reporting data for its products, including JJI-Joists and BJ Glulam beams. This gives architects confidence when quoting carbon impact figures for buildings incorporating James Jones products. Such measures can improve the BREEAM rating of buildings. James Jones & Sons can offer CO2 savings and LCA information to augment the design of sustainable buildings.

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