Timberworks Europe complete latest sustainable classroom (GIA 243 sq. m.)

Project Location;
North Oxfordshire Academy; Drayton School, Drayton Road, Banbury, OX16 OUD


From the day that the trucks arrived to unload the building it took x days to hand over the keys to the school. The building was watertight within 6 working days which included time taken to offload the lorries!

Info about the building…

Clad in larch/render under a standing seam recycled steel roof, the external walls of the 2,500 sq ft building are insulated with 150mm of insulation and clad internally in Fermacell boarding (which is made of wood fibre and recycled Gypsum). The walls will deliver a u-value of 0.22 w/m2k. The windows, which were delivered pre-installed in the wall panels, are double glazed and argon filled (1.2 w/m2k). The air permeability was anticipated to be circa 3m3/m2/hr @ 50 pa. It actually came in at 2.47m3/m2/hr @50 pa


The air source heat pump will generate all the heating and hot water and heat will be delivered to all rooms via a zoned underfloor heating system.


Richard Walker of Walker Graham Architects 

"This project demanded a contractor with a good understanding of sustainable buildings, and Timberworks Europe certainly had that knowledge. We were very pleased that Timberworks were awarded with the Design & Build contract for the Nursery – as they demonstrated that good design and value for money can go hand-in-hand.

From inception to completion, Timberworks were fully engaged with the project and completely understood the architectural philosophy behind the design of the building. They helped to overcome any site issues that occurred and put forward useful suggestions to assist with areas of budget constraints.

The timber frame system provided by Timberworks is something I would definitely consider using again, especially given that we had a water-tight building within 7 days of commencement on site."


If you would like to speak to any of the team about a project that you might have then please call;

EAST OF ENGLAND, NORTH EAST & SOUTH EAST – Tom Marriott – 07900672045
WALES, MIDLANDS & NORTH EAST – Justin Bentley – 07973347384
SOUTH WEST - Paddy Polglase - 07979508225
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