Structural Timber Award Finalists

Structural Timber Award Finalists

Structural Timber Award Finalists

Lowfield Timber Frames are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this years Structural Timber Awards. LTF are finalists in the Low Energy category for the Sarn Home-grown homes project.

About the Project

Commissioned to provide much needed council homes for social rent as part of the Council’s Corporate Improvement Plan ‘Vision 2025’. Lowfield Timber Frames designed, manufactured and installed a Larsen Truss timber system for the development.

Located in the centre of the popular rural village of Sarn, the 628m2 development comprises two bedroom bungalows and two & three-bedroom homes. Each is designed to offer affordable, environmentally sustainable accommodation for those on the Common Housing Register. The building palette of healthy and ecological timber materials forms a sustainable system for long-term efficiency that meets Passivhaus standards.

This project proves that the combination of a sustainable approach and local skills/materials does not limit design innovation. The project was one of the pioneers for the Home-Grown Homes projects, utilising Welsh timber as the core structural material for the build. This scheme could evolve design standards in social housing to improve quality and wellbeing long-term while creating net zero carbon homes and creating a circular economy.

Operating a collaborative culture and performance-centric approach, Lowfield Timber Frames are a highly-technical partner who design, manufacture and install low-energy timber solutions.

Low energy sustainable housing

The awards ceremony will take place in September 2021.

Client: Powys County Council

Contractor: Pave Aways Building Contractors