Robert Burns Museum

Robert Burns Museum

Location:     Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

Wood Supplier:     James Jones & Sons

Architects:    Simpson & Brown Architects

Wood Type:     Douglas Fir

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 Forest Stewardship Council® 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:     Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

Wood Supplier:     James Jones & Sons

Architects:    Simpson & Brown Architects

Wood Type:     Douglas Fir

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 Forest Stewardship Council® 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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Curving roof for Robert Burns Museum

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, designed by Simpson & Brown Architects for the National Trust for Scotland, utilised JJI-Joists made from Scottish-produced timber, and JJ Glulam beams, from TTF Member James Jones & Sons to create its curving feature roof, and throughout the ground and first floors.

 

The architects’ intent was to maximise the use of minimally-processed natural materials as part of the building’s sustainability profile. The lightweight but strong joists and beams, as part of the locally-sourced Douglas Fir structure, contributed to the passive architectural design of the building. They also helped to simplify the build process, being easy to install. The sweeping curves of the Sedum ‘green roof’ are underpinned by the JJI-Joists.

 

The museum offers visitors a 500 sq.m. exhibition telling the story of Robert Burns’s life, including his inspiration, his manuscripts and his writing kit.

 

The overall project used 5,700 linear metres of JJI-Joists and 170 linear metres of JJ Glulam beams, producing a low carbon footprint. The JJI-Joists alone accounted for over 23 tonnes of CO2. The combination of joists and beams produced a lightweight roof structure for the ground floor, first floor and roof, enabling high levels of insulation.

 

James Jones & Sons are leaders in the timber industry in terms of carbon accounting, being able to offer architects and specifiers PAS2050-compliant data to aid their calculations.

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