A new contemporary 1.5 storey Tŷ Unnos Pavilion has been built on the RWAS showground to provide a show stand for Coed Cymru, and act as a tool for the dissemination of Welsh timber based construction and its supply chains.
The new Pavilion is sited alongside the first Tŷ Unnos building, the Smithsonian Pavilion, which has been dismantled for a 4th time, adjusted and reconstructed, as an open sided ‘Drying Shed’.
A team of Wales based Architects, Engineers, timber suppliers, sawmills, manufacturers, building contractors and regulators have worked together to create these distinctive buildings.
Welsh Timber has been used in the frame, cladding, three flooring types, decking, windows, doors, staircase, balustrading, skirting and handrails.
The Pavilion, fully compliant with current building regulations, incorporates for the first time, factory made structural panels, insulated off site with Warmcel® by PYC. Welsh timber framed glazing is provided by CP Joinery and Welsh manufactured roofing by Tata steel.
Bath University are monitoring the building’s performance, in conjunction with SPP, manufacturer of the Woodcrete flooring using waste shavings from the Tŷ Unnos box beam manufacture.
The show stand also incorporates Welsh wool, slate, trees and a number of designer made Welsh wooden items.
Welsh timber source
Sitka spruce: Pontrilas Timber
Western red cedar: JM & EA Jones 07974 549 712