BENFIELD ATT GROUP

5-6 CASTLE WAY
SEVERNBRIDGE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
CALDICOT
GWENT NP26 5PR

Tel: 01291 437050
Fax: 01291 437051

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Suppliers of: Timber frame roof trusses, timber frame kits, post and beam systems, timber engineering

Benfield ATT (Advanced Timber Technology) Group

Whether you are an Architect, Self-Builder, House Builder, Social Housing Provider, Developer or Contractor, our comprehensive services can help you realise your projects faster and more cost effectively. From site surveys, town planning, architectural design and structural engineering, through manufacturing and specialist erection, to procurement and project management services, our Value Engineering approach is designed to help you secure the project you want. And, with the name ’Benfield’ synonymous with high quality building & property development for over 80 years, you’ll know that your project is in safe hands.

By integrating Fast Founds + Fast Frame + Fabric First in a single price offering, today our Full Service, Design & Build organisation incorporates SIP’s, Timber Frame, CLT/XLAM, Fenestration and external Wall and Roof claddings to cut your construction costs and delivery times and give you price certainty.

We offer a range of services and products though our various dedicated websites. Please use the following links for further information:

Easy Timber Frame - The Timber Frame Self-Build Kit Home System

Easy Timber Frame Is a unique fusion of the best forms of timber construction with the simplest methods of conventional assembly. It combines the principles of Post & Beam structures with conventional Timber Frame Panels, enhanced to deliver strong Factory Insulated Panels (FIPs).

Prefabricated in a number of standard modular widths these can be used with other selected components to simplify basic building design.

Fast Frame Systems - Timber Frame

We provide Developers, Local Authorities, Community Groups, Architects and Commercial Builders specialist services and off-site construction solutions to build new Schools, Homes, Developments, Multi-party Dwellings, Flats, Student Accommodation and any other project.

Our system is designed so that within 8-10 weeks from order, we are on site, starting to build. And, give us a couple of weeks after that (providing your project management is sound), you should be ready to start cladding the exterior and start your services.

Simply Self-Build - Timber Frame Kits

You can either Choose from our range of selfbuild designs, supply us with a design of your own, or we can help you design it. We work to your requirements so we can do as much - or as little - as you would like us to.

TradTruss - Traditional Oak Roof Trusses & Porches

Feature trusses come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Save yourself time and cost by choosing one from our range of pre-configured standard King & Queen post trusses put together from the most common requests we have received over the years or use our design service for a bespoke configurarion.

SolidLox - Timber Frame Post & Beam Buildings

SolidLox integrates time tested traditional Timber Framing techniques, with modern, state of the art engineering and components to deliver high quality standard and bespoke oak frames and other solid timber buildings at a reduced cost.

TimberTecs Eco Design - Professional Timber Frame Building Services

With Planning and Building Regulations now making it almost impossible for any individual to cover all aspects of sustainable environmetal construction, Timbertecs provides you with a "One Stop Planning Shop" for all building design and related professional services - especially your timber frame needs.

Our highly qualified team are able to offer you all the services you need to ensure that your building and development processes run smoothly, efficiently and with least trouble from the regulatory authorities.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

BALCONIES . .
BALCONIES Bolt On Systems .
BALCONIES Cantilever Systems .
BALCONIES Complete .
BALCONIES Freestanding Construction Built On Systems
BALCONIES Juliette .
BALCONIES Juliette Purpose Made
BALCONIES Modular Systems .
BALCONIES Prefabricated .
BALCONIES RetroFit Systems Retro-Fit
BALCONIES Timber Purpose Made
BALCONIES Timber Kit Systems .
BALCONY Balustrade Systems .
BALCONY Decking .
BALCONY Guardrail Systems .See Also BALCONY: Balustrade Systems
BALCONY Panels .
BALCONY Railings .
BALCONY Rails .
BALCONY Systems .
BALCONY Systems Freestanding Systems
BALCONY Systems Purpose Made
BALUSTRADES Timber .
BALUSTRADES Timber Exterior/Outdoor
BALUSTRADES Timber Hardwood
BALUSTRADES Timber Pressure Treated
BALUSTRADES Timber Softwood
BEAMS 'I' I Timber
BEAMS Oak .
BEAMS Timber .
BEAMS Timber Engineered
BEAMS Timber Open Web
BEAMS Timber Trussed
BICYCLE SHELTERS Timber Framed .
BIN STORES Bin Storage Housings .
BIN STORES Bin Storage Wheeled Bin Shelters .
BINS Storage .
BOARDS Exterior Sheathing .See Also SHEATHING BOARDS:
BOARDS Sheathing .
BOARDS SIPs Panel Construction .
BUILDING BOARDS .See Also BOARDS: .
BUILDING FRAMES . .
BUILDING FRAMES OSM Offsite Manufacturer .
BUILDING FRAMES Timber .
BUILDINGS Timber Frames .
BUILDINGS Timber Frames FSC Accredited
CANOPIES Door .
CANOPIES Door Timber Frame
CANOPIES Freestanding Timber
CANOPIES Timber Framed .
CAR PORTS Timber Purpose Made .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Canadian Western Red Cedar
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Cedar Shingles
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Factory Paint Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Factory Stained
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Fire Retardant Treated Timber ASTM D2898 Tested
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber FSC Certified
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Fully Finished
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Green Oak
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Larch
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Offset Profile
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Painted RAL Colours
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Purpose Made Profiles
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Redwood
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Shiplap
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Sweet Chestnut
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Top Coated Spruce
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Finish .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Timber .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Timber Finish .
CONSTRUCTION BOARDS .See Also BOARDS: .
CORBELS Timber .
CPD SEMINARS Timber Frame Construction .
DECKING Modified Timber / Thermally Treated Timber .
DECKING Timber .
DECKING Timber European Softwood
DECKING Timber FSC Certified
DECKING Timber FSC/PEFC Sourced Wood
DECKING Timber Grooved
DECKING Timber Ground and Water Contact Boards/Joists
DECKING Timber Hardwood
DECKING Timber Pressure Treated
DECKING Timber Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip
DECKING Timber Structural
FACADES Timber .
FACADES Timber Clad .
FLOOR BEAMS Timber .
FLOOR JOISTS Engineered Timber Engineered Wood (I-Joists)
FLOOR JOISTS Timber .
FLOORING Solid Timber Wood
FLOORING Timber Solid Wood
FRAMING SYSTEMS Engineered Timber .
GARAGES Stand Alone .
GARAGES Stand Alone Timber Purpose Made
GARAGES Stand Alone Timber Self-Assembly
GARDEN Decking Modified Timber / Thermally Treated Timber
GARDEN Decking Solid Timber
GARDEN ROOMS Timber .
GUARD RAILS Balcony .
HANDRAILS Timber .
HARDWOODS See Also TIMBER:
HOME OFFICES
INSULATION BOARDS Timber Frame Applications .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD Structural Insulated Panel Constructions (SIPS) .
INSULATION MATS Timber Frame Batts .
INSULATION MATS Timber Frames .
JETTIES Timber .
JETTY Decking Timber
JOISTS . .
JOISTS Timber Engineered
JOISTS Timber Steel Web Engineered Composite Floors Roofs
JULIETTE BALCONIES See Also BALCONIES: Juliette .
LOG BUILDINGS
LOG HOUSES
LOG HOUSES Kit Form .
MEMBRANES Breather Type Timber Frame Construction
MEMBRANES Timber Frame Construction .
MEMBRANES Wall Timber Frame Construction
MODIFIED TIMBER Heat Treated Timber .
MODIFIED TIMBER Thermally Treated Timber Decking
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Barn Conversions .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Barns .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Commercial .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Post and Beam .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Residential .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Self Build .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Structural .
OAK FRAME BUILDINGS Timber Frame .
PANELS Structural Insulated
PANELS Timber Finish .
PONTOONS Timber .
PORCHES Decorative .
PORCHES Kit Form .
PORCHES Kit Form Timber
PORCHES Purpose Made .
PORCHES Timber .
POSTS Timber .
RAILINGS Timber .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Timber Wood
RETAINING WALLS Timber .
ROOF TRUSSES . See Also ROOFING TRUSSES:
ROOFING SYSTEMS Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) .
ROOFING TRUSSES Attic .
ROOFING TRUSSES Design .
ROOFING TRUSSES Double Bottom Chord .
ROOFING TRUSSES Erection Service .
ROOFING TRUSSES Feature .
ROOFING TRUSSES Timber .
ROOFING TRUSSES Timber Purpose Made .
ROOFING TRUSSES Traditional Oak .
SHEATHING BOARDS Exterior External
SHEATHING BOARDS Timber Frame .
SHEATHING BOARDS Timber Frame BS EN 594:2011
SHELTERS Outside Storage Secure
SOFTWOODS See Also TIMBER: .
SPANDREL PANELS Timber Frame .
SPANDREL PANELS Timber Frame Dividing Wall .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Commercial .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Domestic .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Rails: Timber .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Solid Timber .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Timber .
SPIRAL STAIRCASES Timber Purpose Made Bespoke
STAIR BALUSTERS Period Reproduction .
STAIR BALUSTERS Wood Spindles .
STAIR BALUSTERS Wood Spindles Barley Twist .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Commercial .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Domestic .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Fixing Systems BM TRADA Q Mark .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Hardwood .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Oak .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Purpose Made .
STAIR BALUSTRADING Softwood .
STAIR COMPONENTS . .
STAIR COMPONENTS Period Reproduction .
STAIR FABRICATION .
STAIR HANDRAILS Continuous .
STAIR NEWELS Newel Posts .
STAIR NEWELS Newel Posts Period Reproduction
STAIR RAILS . .
STAIR RAILS Purpose Made .
STAIR SPINDLES See Also STAIR BALUSTERS: .
STAIRCASES Architectural .
STAIRCASES Kit Form .
STAIRCASES Oak .
STAIRCASES Open .
STAIRCASES Purpose Made Bespoke
STAIRCASES Purpose Made Timber
STAIRCASES Softwood .
STAIRCASES Straight Flight .
STAIRCASES Timber/Wood .
STAIRCASES Timber/Wood Bracket Fix
STAIRCASES Timber/Wood Continuous Handrail
STAIRCASES Timber/Wood Standard Design
STAIRCASES Timber/Wood Straight Handrail
STORAGE Systems Purpose Made Bespoke
STORAGE Walls .
STORAGE BUNKERS Agricultural .
STORAGE BUNKERS Biodiesel Bioliquid .
STORAGE BUNKERS Coal Bunkers .
STORAGE CONTAINERS . .
STORAGE CONTAINERS Log Stores .
STORAGE CONTAINERS Petroleum Bins .
STRUCTURAL Engineering in Timber .
STRUCTURAL Engineering in Timber BS 5268:1985 Part 2
STRUCTURAL Timber .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES . .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES External Wall Insulation Systems (EWI Systems) .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES Modular Units .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES Multi Storey .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES OSM (Offsite Manufacture) .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES Timber .
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) CFC Free .
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) OSM (Offsite Manufacture) .
SUMMERHOUSES
TEMPLATES Staircase Construction .
TIMBER American Oak .
TIMBER Ash .
TIMBER Beech .
TIMBER Cedar .
TIMBER Chestnut .
TIMBER Components .
TIMBER Components Hardwood
TIMBER Components Purpose Made Bespoke
TIMBER CSA Certified .
TIMBER Douglas Fir .
TIMBER Elm .
TIMBER Engineering OSM Offsite .
TIMBER Engineers .
TIMBER Fire Retardant Treated Timber .
TIMBER Floor Installation
TIMBER Floor Framing Systems .
TIMBER FSC Certified .
TIMBER FSC Certified Hardwoods
TIMBER FSC Certified Softwoods
TIMBER Hardwoods .
TIMBER Hardwoods European
TIMBER Hardwoods Kiln Dried
TIMBER Hardwoods Machined
TIMBER Hardwoods North American
TIMBER Hardwoods Square Edged Lumber
TIMBER Lodges .
TIMBER Oak .
TIMBER PEFC Certified .
TIMBER Pine .
TIMBER Profiles .
TIMBER Profiles Hardwood
TIMBER Softwoods .
TIMBER Spruce/Pine/Fir .
TIMBER Structural Applications .
TIMBER Thermally Modified .
TIMBER Walnut .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Boards BS 5268 .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Complete System .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING CSA Certified .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Design Services .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING FSC Certified .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Insulation .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Kit .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING OSM (Offsite Manufacture) .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Panels .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Post and Beam Modular Laminated Timber .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Self-Build Kits .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) .
TRUSSED RAFTERS BS 5268 Part 3 .
TRUSSED RAFTERS Design Service .
TRUSSED RAFTERS Feature .
TRUSSED RAFTERS Timber .
TRUSSED RAFTERS Timber Purpose Made .
TRUSSED RAFTERS Timber/Metal Web .
TRUSSES Timber .
WALKWAYS Timber .
WALL PANELS EXTERNAL Structural Insulated (SIPS) .
WEATHERBOARDS Timber .
WEATHERBOARDS Timber FSC Certified
WEATHERBOARDS Timber Fully Finished
WEATHERBOARDS Timber Hardwood
WEATHERBOARDS Timber PEFC Certified
WEATHERBOARDS Wood .
BELVEDERE Balconies
EASY TIMBER FRAME Timber Frame Self Build Kits
FAST FRAME SYSTEMS Timber Frame Housing
SIMPLY BUILD EXTENSIONS Timber Frame Self Build Kits
SIMPLY SELF BUILD Timber Frame Self Build Kits
SOLIDLOX Post & Beam Building Systems
TIMBERTECS Timber Frame Building Services
TRADTRUSS Roof Trusses

Circular Crèche Takes shape in Milton Keynes

November 2018

Providing Solutions for the construction of unusual and difficult buildings is second nature to timber engineers Benfield ATT. This circular crèche for Niftylift, international manufacturers of Cherry Pickers, Access Platforms and Work Platforms is no exception.
Designed by Q2 Architects of Towcester, WS Project

Consulting asked Benfield ATT to create an appropriate structure from the concept design, all to be supported by a single, central pole, with ‘Cartwheel Spokes’ radiating to the underside of the roof. Clad in board on board cedar, it will have a cedar shingle roof and a central zinc ‘cone’ for services and extraction. The building is on target for completion in late Autumn 2016. The Benfield ATT Group also designs and manufactures specialist components, like traditional green oak roof trusses and its own proprietary brand of traditional style post and beam carports and garages, including raised eaves and room in roof versions for home offices and granny flats.

Benfield ATT is the successor to Advanced Timber Technologies. Until 2003 they were technical designers and manufacturers for Scandia Hus, using highly energy efficient Scandinavian timber engineering knowledge and techniques. Improvements on these are applied in their current designs, which include the UK’s first Amphibious House, as featured on Grand Designs. Chaired by Professor Dr. Michael Benfield, the Benfield ATT Group is widely recognised for its ability to provide technical solutions for the design and build of many unique architectural projects.

Further Information & Images – Marianne Bowen, marianne@benfieldatt.uk, 01291 437 050

Britains Housing Crisis

December 2017

Britains Housing Crisis

In an important article released for publication, Professor Dr Michael Benfield offers solutions for Britain’s worsening housing crisis.

Addressing the nations need for emergency, transitional and key worker housing, he suggests ways in which emergency housing can be provided for people in urgent priority need. “In the absence of suitable housing stock within the local authority, many councils are forced to rent from private landlords or, most usually, to place people with nowhere to live in expensive bed and breakfast accommodation.” he states, adding that “The costs for this can run into thousands of pounds for just a few weeks.” In his view this form of homeless emergency accommodation is not only hugely expensive, it is also socially undesirable.

The article views today’s emergency as being similar to that of the immediate post war period. The government then introduced a ‘Temporary Housing Programme’, which enabled the rapid erection of prefabricated homes on almost any land that was available. With present and growing demand outstripping that of post war Britain, Professor Benfield argues that we again need to remove or relax planning and building regulations and space standards to enable short term homes to be provided.

Explaining how the wartime coalition government foresaw, prepared for, and enabled temporary homes to be built, the article associates the improved quality of ‘mobile’ homes with high end relocatable and Park Home developments. Linking the way work and social needs are changing with the possibility that today’s immigrants may someday become emigrants, future requirements for permanent settlements are also questioned. This challenges present day planning education and application to become more flexible and future orientated.

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