Scottish Borders Council - Promoting Scottish Timber in Construction

(Completed while at Gaia Architects)

Working with Bernard Planterose at North Woods Construction Ltd the aim of this LEADER-funded project was to promote the use of homegrown timber in construction in the Scottish Borders.

A series of sub-projects were developed to help achieve this, including:

  1. working with local sawmills to extend their range of homegrown products;

  1. introducing innovative and cost-effective timber jointing methods for timber post and beam builders;

  1. taking planners, local councillors and building control officers (the folk who say yae or nae to a lot of projects!) on two separate study tours of attractive, innovative timber buildings in the Scottish Borders;

  1. developing a standard range of homegrown timber cladding profiles and costs with a local sawmiller, and

  1. writing Scotland’s first Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) to specifically endorse the use of homegrown timber in construction.

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