Treehouse

Jeremy Pitts, Dallington, 2015

 

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A treehouse built using locally-grown timber

The treehouse utilises locally grown Coppice and Standard timber and traditional under woodsman crafts combined with modern timber technology in the making of a small contemporary timber building.

Designed as an independent, prefabricated, elevated structure constructed without heavy machinery and with low environmental impact (including zero damage to trees).

The building stands on a ‘coppice’ of Sweet Chestnut trunks supported on removable aluminium screw piles.

Posts are connected to a stressed skin floor onto which a SIP shell is assembled. Connections at trunk base and head are concealed, ground disturbance is negligible and the building can be removed without trace.

Cladding is cleaved Sweet Chestnut lath.

The interior construction combines traditional woodland craft and materials with joinery from large board local Rippled English Oak.

The treehouse is fitted out to sleep three to four with a foldaway work desk, built-in seating, a woodburning stove and basic electric light and power.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2014
  • Completed: Oct 2015
  • Floor area: 7m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £62
  • Procurement: self-build
  • Address: The Wood, Redpale, Dallington, TN21 9NR, United Kingdom

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