Tŷ Tyfu

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire - October 2012

Client: National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Architect: Walshe Associates

Manufacturer & Main Contractor: Kenton Jones

Growing the Future based at The National Botanic Garden of Wales built their new office Tŷ Tyfu using the Tŷ Unnos system. Growing the Future, a project funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development provides information and courses to help people across Wales grow their own food.

The office is a small single storey building of 8 x 5 m dimension, providing desk space for three staff members and a central meeting area. The building is within easy walking distance of the Garden’s main visitor buildings. Its all-Welsh timber construction comprises of Western Red Cedar shingles and cladding from Esgair Forest in Machynlleth. Insulation is provided by Warmcel recycled newspaper and rainwater is harvested for use on the gardens.

The next phase is the construction of a new teaching facility, Canolfan Tyfu, located within Tir Tyfu, a one acre planting and growing area at the Garden.

Ty Tyfu Welsh timber suppliers

Welsh timber source

Sitka spruce: Pontrilas Timber

Western red cedar: Esgair Timber

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire - October 2012

Client: National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Architect: Walshe Associates

Manufacturer & Main Contractor: Kenton Jones