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Stirling Prize 2008

Posted on: 21st May 2011

The Brooklands Avenue residential development in Cambridge has been awarded the coveted Stirling Prize by RIBA.

Carpenter Oak & Woodland would like to congratulate Accordia and all those involved in this award winning development at Brooklands Avenue in Cambridge. We are delighted to be associated with the project having fabricated and erected the oak structures that support the balconies and on the latter phases undertaken the installation of the balconies themselves.

Whilst the oak frames look like simplicity themselves, long lengths of oak connected by simple flitch plates, this appearance masks a complexity of working with green timber that many people overlook. When timber is converted from the round (the log) into the sections we need the natural stresses within it will cause some twist and deflection. This means that the ends of the timbers are unlikely to be in alignment with each other and the centre line of the grid on which they need to fall doesn’t necessarily run down the centre of the member.

Our experience in working with green timber underpins our success on commercial timber framed projects such as Lauder College, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Headquarters, Sandroyd School and many more.

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For more information about this news story, please contact:

E-mail: Laura Martin

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