Caban Unnos

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Summer 2011

Client: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Design consultant: Rob Thomas

Main contractor / manufacturer: Kenton Jones

The Caban Unnos is a derivative of the award winning Tŷ Unnos- ‘A house in one night’ research study and innovative Welsh timber construction system.

The demonstration project, funded by the Sustainable Development Fund, brings together innovative and creative members of the Welsh timber supply chain for the construction of a high performance moveable building using locally sourced materials, skills and manufacturing processes. The building exhibits an innovative prefabricated solution for sustainable construction adaptable to a broad variety of scales, from an autonomous rural studio to high quality affordable housing. All products in the Caban are made of Welsh timber, from the frame and infill panels to the insulation, cladding, floors, doors and windows.

The Caban was transported across Pembrokeshire for a programme of events throughout 2011 to demonstrate the value of home grown timber for construction in Wales.

Caban Unnos Welsh timber supply chain

Welsh timber source

Sitka spruce: Pontrilas Timber

Heat Treated Larch: Coed Mon

Sweet Chestnut: Wentwood Timber Centre

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Summer 2011

Client: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Design consultant: Rob Thomas

Main contractor / manufacturer: Kenton Jones