5 of best self build projects using timber 2020

Discover the self build, extension and renovation build projects championing timber that are shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2020.

By Hugh Metcalf | 16 September 2020

Each of these home builds and renovations make use of structural timber in interesting ways.

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Image: Ståle Eriksen

When it comes to finding the best of the best build projects using timber as a building material, the annual Wood Awards is a good place to start. For 2020, its expert panel has curated a list of 17 architectural projects and nine product designs for its shortlist.

Take a look at some of the inspiring residential properties that have made the list this year.

Wooden roof, Tsuruta Architects

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Image: Ståle Eriksen

In the north-facing garden of a Grade II-listed property, Tsuruta Architects could create this modern take on a conservatory without fear of an over bright space. 

The roof, which is pitched shallow so that it sits lower than the existing boundary wall, was fabricated on a CNC machine and constructed manually on site. Each of the sections framing the roof panels is deep, creating an interesting relationship between light and shadow in the space.