The Dursley Treehouse

The Dursley Tree House

Location:   The Dursley Treehouse, Gloucestershire

Wood Supplier:     Nicks Timber

Architects:     Millar Howard Workshop

Wood Species:     Larch

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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 Dursley Treehouse, Gloucestershire

Wood Supplier:     Nicks Timber

Architects:     Millar Howard Workshop

Wood Species:     Larch

FEATURED ON GRAND DESIGNS

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

Timber home disappears into the trees

Featured on TV’s Grand Designs Channel 4 programme in 2017, The Tree House in Dursley, rural Gloucestershire, was designed by Millar Howard Workshop and owner Jon Martin to merge discretely with its landscape and cause no damage to surrounding protected trees or their root systems, and enable projected natural growth by the trees to continue unhindered.

 

The three-storey home was constructed using Passivhaus principles. Supported by a steel structure, timber floor joists and mainly timber H-frames created the Tree House structure. The owner wished to have British- grown wood featuring in the building.

 

Nicks Timber advised on and sourced relatively local British-grown Larch, and used their knowledge and experience to keep a careful eye on timber quality. The Larch cladding was used externally on the upper storeys of the building whilst sawn European Redwood boards were used on some internal walls, to maintain the rustic character of the building.

 

Good advice is worth its weight in gold, as the saying goes. Project costs can be difficult to control but Nicks Timber presented a variety of different options and methods to achieve the desired results as near as possible to the required budget. Advice was offered on species choice and service life, which naturally impact on budget.

 

The British Larch eventually chosen for the project will give a service life of 15-20 years without treatment. A fire retardant treatment was later applied on site to the internal cladding.

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