University College of London

University College of London

Location:   University College of London, London

Wood Supplier:   Falkus Joinery

ArchitectBurwell Deakins

Wood Species:  Oak veneer plywood

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:   University College of London, London

Wood Supplier:   Falkus Joinery

ArchitectBurwell Deakins

Wood Species:  Oak veneer plywood

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.

Learning Curve

University College London (commonly known as UCL) and architect/designer Burwell Deakins sought the expertise of Falkus Joinery when it came to the fitting out of their refurbished conference suite and council meeting rooms in central London.  Bespoke curved media units, storage units, a refreshment station and two substantial wood tables were required.  The University itself comprises 11,000 staff and 39,000 students from 150 countries; the installation would need to withstand relatively constant use throughout the academic year.

The curved oak veneer plywood units fitted around the walls featured many individual slats. The need for complete accuracy meant all the timber used was cut using a CNC machine to ensure a perfect fit.  The curved conference tables, crafted by Falkus’ experts, were 6.2 x 2.6 metres and 3 x 2 metres in size, and also of oak-veneer plywood.

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