The Studio

We were approached by Richmond Bell Architects to provide an exposed portal glulam frame for their clients new yoga studio and pool house. The remit was for a modern barn to complement the existing dwelling.

Although the finished building is strikingly simple with its pleasing lines and detailing, the design phase involved considerable challenges – our structural timber expertise aided in this process and the outcome was to use a locally grown Larch Glue laminated timber – the combination of a contemporary aesthetic and unique structural capabilities made Larch the most suitable choice. 

A series of steel posts and beams were designed into the building and hidden in the roof and wall build-ups to stiffen the overall structure.

This building has since been nominated for and won several design awards.

Glulam Frames – Post and Beam (Carpenter Oak Cornwall)

Architectural Design – Richmond Bell Architects

Building works – WB Design and Build Ltd