ThermoWoodD® Goes to the Pictures

The Old Picture House

Location:     The Old Picture House, Yorkshire

Architects:     Works Architecture

Wood Supplier:     Bennetts Timber

Wood Type:    ThermoWoodD® – Modified European Redwood / Whitewood

FEATURED ON GRAND DESIGNS

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:     The Old Picture House, Yorkshire

Architects:     Works Architecture

Wood Supplier:     Bennetts Timber

Wood Type:    ThermoWoodD® – Modified European Redwood / Whitewood

FEATURED ON GRAND DESIGNS

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.

Location

Featuring on the popular TV Grand Designs programme, the conversion of the former Thorne Picture House in Yorkshire by Jeremy Southgate of Works Architecture brought a disused building back into vibrant family life.

 

Whilst retaining the brick facade on one side, a modernist approach to the rear elevation used heat-treated ThermoWoodD® timber cladding to emphasise form and to compliment the white render. Supplied by Bennetts Timber, the ThermoWoodD® cladding was machined to a smooth finish.

 

Using a secret nail profile meant that all fixings were hidden, giving the rear of the house a seamless, streamlined feel. Versatile and in keeping with today’s aesthetics, timber cladding can also benefit the energy-efficiency of a building.

 

TTF  Member Bennetts Timber can advise specifiers on the choice of species, treatments and coatings, to achieve their desired outcomes.

 

ThermoWoodD® comprises Scandinavian softwood (Pine or Spruce) heated to its core at high temperature, drying out moisture and resin. The reduced moisture content (7-10% average) creates a product more stable than untreated softwood. It weathers naturally to a grey or charcoal colour and needs no further treatment.

 

Bennetts Timber advise that up to an extra 10% wastage should be allowed as the heat treatment process may encourage any dead knots in the timber to drop out. Contractors should also be made aware of the more brittle nature of the product when fixing.

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