Cost and speed of construction has led to timber trussed rafters rather than steel being chosen for the building of a science block at a Nottingham school.

Architects working for Friesland School opted for timber trusses from H&S Timber Systems Ltd so that the building could be brought into service as quickly as possible and be within spending limits.

Rob Segrove at Church Lukas Architecture and Design said: ‘We were on a very tight programme so trussed rafters were ideal. They allowed us to save valuable time without lowering standards in the construction.”

The building uses more than 200 trusses in 60 profiles .