To provide an optimal shaped room for therapeutic yoga, the client required a particularly unique timber design: a twelve-sided timber frame with a 9.2m diameter clear span and a 2.4m square for each of the twelve sides. The complex building uses a fully vaulted engineered timber frame structure with no loadbearing internal walls. Once Frame Technologies had established an engineered timber frame to meet the brief, we finalised the build with a total loose rafter and glulam roof solution, which comprises internal exposed timber spokes in the ceiling and a low pitch in the roof.
Frame Technologies designed and manufactured Birchfield’s high-quality timber frame using a breathable closed panel timber system to deliver sustainability benefits and enhanced performance. The system improves thermal bridging and minimises air leakage, ideal for this modern, energy-efficient home. Our fabric first approach enabled us to create a thermally efficient building envelope without relying on expensive energy-saving bolt-ons.