Reuse Flat

Reuse Flat

Location:  Reuse Flat, Hackney

ArchitectArboreal Architecture

Growing the Use of Wood

 

TimberWorks case studies are published by the Timber Trade Federation, as part of its mission to grow the use of wood.  The Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, to which all its members must adhere, has been recognised widely for its rigour and independent audits.  Procuring wood products from a TTF member thus represents ‘Timber you can Trust’.  The Federation also drives continuous improvement, such as its actions to promote accurate product descriptions for plywoods, treated timber products, timber cladding and flooring.  Look for the TTF Responsible Purchasing logo and find a member here.

Project Information

Location:  Reuse Flat, Hackney

ArchitectArboreal Architecture

Responsible Sourcing

Growing the Use of Wood

 

TimberWorks case studies are published by the Timber Trade Federation, as part of its mission to grow the use of wood.  The Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, to which all its members must adhere, has been recognised widely for its rigour and independent audits.  Procuring wood products from a TTF member thus represents ‘Timber you can Trust’.  The Federation also drives continuous improvement, such as its actions to promote accurate product descriptions for plywoods, treated timber products, timber cladding and flooring.  Look for the TTF Responsible Purchasing logo and find a member here.

Re-use, recycle, disassemble

Wood is an eminently re-useable and recyclable material, as demonstrated by this zero waste renovation of a London flat by Arboreal Architecture. Maple-veneered engineered timber flooring was adapted on-site to make wall panelling. Kitchen flooring and cabinetry was made from reclaimed Oak from old barns, and old windows became a glazed partition in the office.

 

An air-tightness lining membrane, with recycled denim insulation to improve thermal performance, was installed behind the wood panelling and assembled with removable fasteners (no glues), with a view to eventual disassembly and reuse. Other old wood not reused internally was utilised in a garden gabion wall, and drilled with holes to provide insect habitats.

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