Project Profile

Location: Kent

Frame: Queen post truss

Timber: Douglas fir

Architect: Squire and Partners

St. James School

We were able to provide St. James school a design and technology timber framed school building that provides inspiration to the students’ woodwork projects.


With architects, Squire and Partners, we created a timber frame school building with a Victorian appearance which complimented the existing building and is used by Design and Technology students.

The frame of this stunning timber frame school building was made from Douglas Fir, a wood that is both durable and cost effective. The Douglas Fir frame was partially exposed with hips coming down to dragon beams to the corners. The walls of this Douglas Fir timber building were finished with birch plywood, an excellent bracing material as well as aesthetically in-keeping.

Interestingly this Douglas Fir timber building has no windows and was lit via a glazed lantern.