The Triangle, Swindon

Pinewood Structures was commissioned by a Major Main Contractor to supply the timber frames for the venture between Kevin McCloud’s development company, Hab, and housing group GreenSquare. The houses were be built to then Code 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes with several being...

Project in detail


Timber Frame Value 

42 Homes

Number of units

5 weeks

Time on site

The scheme consisted of two and two-and-a-half storey terraces containing 2, 3, and 4-bedroom homes around a central village green. The east and west terraces were both terminated by three-storey corner blocks, each containing three apartments, providing focal points as you enter and leave the scheme.

Pinewood Structures provided the timber frame for this scheme and Hemcrete® was used for the walls.

Tradical Hemcrete is a hemp and lime wall thermal walling system that absorbs CO2 in its manufacture and so has negative embodied CO2. For a typical wall section, the material will have 130kg CO2/m2 less than a similar wall built of brick and block construction.

This project used Hemcrete® walls (site cast Lime and hemp mixture) which needed extensive co-ordination between all parties to overcome design and build challenges, plus had a compressed build time of 5 weeks, which was successfully delivered by Pinewood Structures.

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