Wildlife Hide and Implement Store - Case Study

The brief was to produce a building to perform the function of storing implements for the maintenance of 12 acres of rare freshwater marsh on the Teign Estuary, and to provide day shelter for persons working on the marsh.  The owner, who has a PhD in ecology, wanted a building which looked traditional when viewed externally, but was economical to build.    


The solution was a hybrid frame for the building, combining green oak traditional joinery where the details could be seen, and a simple frame consisting of 2 steel portals, a ridge beam, and some studwork where it could not.


The CAD model was used for the the following:

-  Planning drawings for the local authority

-  3D Visualisations for use at design meetings with the client

-  Fabrication drawings for the steel fabricator

-  Joinery details and dimensions for green oak frame made by Westcountry Custom Homes