Barrow Hill House, Milborne Wick, Dorset

Barrow Hill House, Milborne Wick, Dorset

Robert and Sarah Tizzard asked LLT to help with their House building project. They felled 2500 hoppus feet of oak and ash form there woodlands. The first and second length butts were cut into varying board thicknesses.

These will be used in every part of the house from floor boards and skirting to furniture and doors. The trees were converted in our yard at Ditcheat where they were cut, air dried and kilned ready for the many applications. The third length butts were cut into boards that will be used for outdoor furniture and post and rail fencing.

Posted 9 September 2014

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Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Bath, Somerset

Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Bath, Somerset

LLT were asked to convert a large parcel of oak trees for use around the Duchy’s numerous Estates. The 2000 hoppus feet of round timber was delivered to the yard in Ditcheat and converted over two consecutive winters.

The final delivery of the 60mm and 27mm air dried boards was completed in late August 2014.

Posted 29 August 2014

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Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset

Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset

In February 2014 LLT were asked to mill some of the estates own oak trees. These were used to construct the new walled garden. The trees were cut into varying sizes to build the edges and raised beds of the vegetable garden.

It was great to see the finished product, it made all the hard work worthwhile.

Posted 2 March 2014

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Somerset Wildlife Trust at Black Rock Reserve, Cheddar

Somerset Wildlife Trust at Black Rock Reserve, Cheddar

Over January and February 2014 LLT converted around 50 tonnes of larch cut from the Blackrock nature reserve in Cheddar Gorge.

The sawn timber will be used to construct a disabled access walkway through a wet woodland on one of the other reserves. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped through rain and shine! Oh, and mud!!

Posted 25 February 2014

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Timber frame straw bale house, Westbury sub Mendip, Somerset

Timber frame straw bale house, Westbury sub Mendip, Somerset

LLT was contacted by David and Janet in the spring of 2011. They were looking to construct a straw bale house with a Douglas fir supporting frame.

LLT supplied over 30 cubic meters of sawn timber for the project. The trees were selected and felled at Longleat Estate. Cutting Edge Frames constructed the frame and Paul Score was overall project manager.

Posted 11 November 2013

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Bridge at Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Bridge at Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

We were asked by the Timber Frame Company to convert a number of large Green Heart beams from West Bay, Dorset. These were to be used in the construction of a bridge designed and built by Richard La Trobe Bateman.

The ten meter baulks were delivered to our yard, and cross cut and sawn to the required dimensions on the cut list. It was an arduous and time consuming process and a lot was learnt about the characteristics of the timber during the conversion process!

Posted 11 November 2013

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Belvedere at Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset

Belvedere at Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset

LLT was asked by the estate to select and convert the oak trees required to construct a Belvedere in the grounds of the house designed by David Grandorge.

The trees were converted using our Woodmizer LT40 and the framing was undertaken by the students of the London Metropolitan University. The project was overseen by The Timber Frame Company, Bruton, Somerset.

Posted 11 November 2013