BSW supports Britain's future architects with timber donation20 March 2020
BSW Timber has donated Grown-in-Britain-certified products from its construction timber range to an innovative architectural student exercise in London.
C16 construction timber and larch cladding was supplied by BSW to the London Metropolitan University to be used as a part of their Mudchute Making Workshop by second-year undergraduate architecture students from the Sir John School of Architecture.
“We can’t thank BSW enough for their support with materials for our Mudchute Making Workshop. The event went very well with both the larch and construction timber performing exceptionally as expected,” said George Fereday, associate teaching professor at London Metropolitan University.
“We thought it of great importance to showcase the credentials of homegrown British timber to our students”.
Over the course of the four-day workshop the first group of students utilised the construction timber to undertake construction of a jetty-like structure with a membrane roof, built onto a hillside within the inner-city park. The second group of students used the GiB-certified homegrown larch cladding boards to create an interlocking lamella roof structure.
Grown in Britain is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and certification body that works at every stage of the forest product supply chain to support the use of UK timber.
The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass) is an internationally recognised higher education school offering courses across a broad range of subject areas such as art, architecture and design, which includes 3D design, interiors and visual communication.