Music School, King’s College School Wimbledon

Music School, King’s College School Wimbledon

Location:    London

ArchitectsHopkins Architects 

Architect LinkedIn: Hopkins Architects

Joinery: Input Joinery & Decor Solutions

Wood supplier: Brooks BrothersTriesse Ltd

Wood species:  American White Oak, Douglas Fir

Decor Solutions are an independent specialist distributor of decorative wood based panel products that are sourced from key manufacturers across the UK and Europe. With dedicated warehousing facilities in the south of England – and over fifty years of experience in the decorative panels sector – they can service any contract, bulk or loose sheet requirement and deliver all across the United Kingdom.

Brook Bros stock more than 50 species, which is one of the broadest ranges available today from a UK supplier. These include certified and source-verified American, European and tropical hardwoods, structural hardwoods, clear grade softwoods, construction grade timbers and EcoTeak of non-Burma origin that are all sourced to the Timber Trade Federation’s ‘Responsible Purchasing Policy’.

 

Brooks Bros also offers standard and bespoke laminated timbers as well as its Brookstech range of laminated door, window and stair components – all with high dimensional stability, superb defect-free quality, reduced waste advantages and Chain of Custody certification.

Triesse is one of the UK’s leading privately owned specialist wood based panel processors and veneered, laminated board manufacturers. The Panel Cutting Division specialises in the Volume Cutting, CNC Routing, Machining and Edging of panel products principally chipboard, MDF, OSB, Hardboard and Plywood. The Veneering and Laminating Division is one of the largest veneered and laminated board manufacturers in the UK, producing veneered and laminated panels to individual customers’ requirements.

Project Information

Location:    London

ArchitectsHopkins Architects 

Architect LinkedIn: Hopkins Architects

Joinery: Input Joinery & Decor Solutions

Wood supplier: Brooks BrothersTriesse Ltd

Wood species:  American White Oak, Douglas Fir

TTF Member

Decor Solutions are an independent specialist distributor of decorative wood based panel products that are sourced from key manufacturers across the UK and Europe. With dedicated warehousing facilities in the south of England – and over fifty years of experience in the decorative panels sector – they can service any contract, bulk or loose sheet requirement and deliver all across the United Kingdom.

TTF Member

Brook Bros stock more than 50 species, which is one of the broadest ranges available today from a UK supplier. These include certified and source-verified American, European and tropical hardwoods, structural hardwoods, clear grade softwoods, construction grade timbers and EcoTeak of non-Burma origin that are all sourced to the Timber Trade Federation’s ‘Responsible Purchasing Policy’.

 

Brooks Bros also offers standard and bespoke laminated timbers as well as its Brookstech range of laminated door, window and stair components – all with high dimensional stability, superb defect-free quality, reduced waste advantages and Chain of Custody certification.

TTF Member

Triesse is one of the UK’s leading privately owned specialist wood based panel processors and veneered, laminated board manufacturers. The Panel Cutting Division specialises in the Volume Cutting, CNC Routing, Machining and Edging of panel products principally chipboard, MDF, OSB, Hardboard and Plywood. The Veneering and Laminating Division is one of the largest veneered and laminated board manufacturers in the UK, producing veneered and laminated panels to individual customers’ requirements.

Wood Awards 2019: Shortlisted for the Education and Public Sector

Founded by King George IV in the 1800’s, King’s College Wimbledon School has transformed their music school into a sustainable building, designed to reduce its embodied carbon by using American White Oak and Douglas Fir. Supplied by TTF members Brook Brothers and Triesse Holdings Ltd and the joinery crafted by Décor Solutions, these species have created a natural aesthetic that brings in light and makes the rooms feel larger with their pale colours.

 

The auditorium and rehearsal room roofs use an expressed high-tolerance diagrid structure, comprising a visible lamella of American White Oak bonded to spruce glulam beams. Matching veneered solid triangular panels infill the diagrid and flitched Oak ceiling structure. In the auditorium, a series of Douglas Fir vertical bay windows provide lateral glimpses back to other buildings in the school. The main foyer features veneered ceiling panels and an Oak boarded bar, doors and stairs.

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