Every year the Structural Timber Awards showcase the most innovative timber construction projects across the country, and highlight the forward-thinking design and engineering teams that are behind them.
Whilst the event this year was unable to take place at its usual venue, hundreds were able to login and attend the virtual event instead. There are 17 categories including the ‘Low Energy Project of the Year’ award, sponsored by Daltons Wadkin.
All five finalists in this category demonstrated how timber as a building material can be used to drive forward low-carbon building design. Projects ranged from social housing, visitor attractions, and even the redesign and build of Stroud Chapel by Zublin Timber – who received a high commendation for this project.
The winner of the category was ‘OURhome’, created by Ideal Modular Homes & award-winning architects, Shedkm. Aimed at housing associations, councils, and developers, OURhome offers an affordable versatile solution using modular housing that can flexibly suit different orientations and layouts.
“Intentional design, sociable hubs and space utilisation create long-lasting benefits for new and existing neighbourhoods, and our changeable features both complement and enhance rural, urban and suburban environments.” – Ideal Modular Homes.
Daltons Wadkin would like to congratulate Ideal Modular Homes and Shedkm for winning the Low Energy Project of the Year award, and look forward to seeing the project go forward. Timber continues to stand at the core of successful sustainable construction. All five finalists demonstrated how to utilise timber for all its qualities, both structural and aesthetic.