A large retaining structure designed and constructed in timber with a free draining core.
The greener approach taken here towards a large retaining structure offers a new sustainable method in an area of construction that is dominated by cement and concrete based structures.
The timber framed wall has been finished at one end with a natural stone pier and the other with a small stone faced Crib-lock wall . The frame is designed to flex with ground movement, reducing the risk of defects often associated with concrete retaining walls. Sustainable in both ethos and budget, we were able to offer cost and programme savings on this high-risk project that required urgent attention.
The Permacrib retaining structure nestles between a public footpath, a private drive with attached dwelling and a major road between Bath and Bristol. Working in partnership with the local authority, BANES highways department and a private client we were able to introduce this construction with minimal disturbance to the main road or the local community.