Gridshells are extremely strong structures that need no internal support. Built from timber laths woven into a diagonal lattice mat, they have no structural strength when laid flat. However, when formed into curves, the grid locks into a rigid shell. Although typically used for large architectural structures, such as the Happold and Cullinan architects gridshell for the Weald and Downland open air museum, which was a runner-up for the Stirling prize in 2002. The structure lends itself ideally to smaller spaces due to the lack of internal support which, in turn offers a greater freedom of space and an amazing aesthetic.
Our timber gridshell structures are made from sustainable, UK grown ash and a marine grade fabric cover with a 10 year guarantee. Integrated clear skylight panels bring natural light into structure and allow for stargazing at night and the fully glazed front entrance uninterupted views to the surrounding environment.
The gridshells can be further enhanced by a wool felt, inner liner and a breathable, multi-foil insulation membrane. Hard wearing, natural sisal or coir floor coverings with insulated underlay add to the comfort levels then the optional woodstove offers a sustainable heat source and basic cooking facilities.
TT accessories such as camp stools are great for using as bedside tables and useful mobile seating inside and outside. Our wool filled bedrolls offer extra guest sleeping and are perfect for using as big cushions on the outer deck. Sink units can be mains water connected or fitted with storage tanks. Other accessories such as interior and exterior LED lighting, power sockets and solar hook-up can also be supplied and fitted.
Our structures are made to order to your specific requirements, generally taking 6-8 weeks to complete. Full installation packages along with camp design and consultancy if required. Please get in touch to discuss your project further.