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New oak-framed extension to Rosslyn Chapel visitor centre

Posted on: 3rd September 2011

Carpenter Oak & Woodland land another high profile timber engineering project.

We’re delighted to once again be working alongside PagePark of Glasgow on another exciting Scottish timber framed building. The new visitor centre at Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh has been made possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland.

The innovative timber structure will be made from a combination of green oak post and beam framing, steel connections, a stepped longitudinally scissor braced roof structure and laminated structural board. The £230k contract was won in open tender by our Timer Engineering division.

“What makes this structure particularly unique is the resin bonded steel connections in the post and beam oak frame. Having worked with PagePark on the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park HQ we were very keen to be involved with another of their timber framed buildings” said Carpenter Oak & Woodlands head of Timber Engineering Scott Fotheringham. “We’re currently in a design development phase and helping the project engineers finalise the connection details. We expect to be manufacturing towards the end of the year” Fotheringham commented.

Rosslyn Chapel is famous for its fabulous monastic carvings and came to popular attention through Dan Browns book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the subsequent film.

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E-mail: Laura Martin

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