A contract to supply two wooden buildings for the prestigious King’s College School in London was completed in just four days.

Bakewell-based timber building specialist Pinelog supplied the structures – a hall at the pre-prep school for boys and a music room at the main school – using Scandinavian redwood and larch from sustainable sources protected with Arch Timber Protection’s Vacsol Aqua wood preservative and given a final clear protective coating.

The lightweight building required only concrete raft footings, reducing build time, keeping the costs low and reducing any school disruption.

As part of the decision process, Pinelog arranged for the members of the school staff and board to visit one of its existing buildings, the Brooklands Museum Shop. The school took a string quartet along to check the acoustics and soundproofing.

“We chose timber buildings because they would be quick to assemble, were affordable and fitted in with the environmental vision of the school,” said Rhys Tomlin, site manager at King’s School London.

“Modular construction also gave us the option to move the building if we need to redevelop the site in the future.”