Farnham, Surrey

130 unit Residential Development
Built on the former Farnham Hospital site, close to the centre of the elegant market town of Farnham, this new stylish development consists of 130 units designed in both 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.
The use of prefabricated timber frame wall and floor panels together with trussed rafter roofs allowed the construction of the buildings above ground to proceed at a fast rate. This speed of erection together with the advantages of improved site safety, good thermal properties, low carbon content and the extensive use of timber (the only truly renewable building material) made timber frame the obvious choice of construction method.
The 3 storey terraced houses incorporated steep pitched roofs and narrow, largely glazed front and rear walls. This posed interesting structural stability problems but these were resolved by the use of special timber racking panels and steel portal frames.
Main Contractor – Bellway Homes (South East)
Timber Frame Manufacturer – Pinewood Structures
Architect – CMYK Ltd