BENFIELD ATT GROUP
5-6 CASTLE WAY
SEVERNBRIDGE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
GWENT NP26 5PR
Tel: 01291 437050
Fax: 01291 437051
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.
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Superior timber frame eco structures
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Benfield Why Choose Timber Frame
Superior timber frame eco structures
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Specification for Timber Frame Structures
Timber Structures, Superior timber frame eco structures
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Circular Crèche Takes shape in Milton Keynes
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.
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Britains Housing Crisis
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.