Robertson timber engineering delivering timber frames for school

Moorpark Primary School, North Ayrshire


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North Ayrshire Council
April 2023
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A turnkey timber frame hybrid solution

Our timber business engineered, manufactured and delivered timber frames for the Main Contractor of an energy-efficient new primary school in North Ayrshire.

The development involved the replacement of an existing primary school with a new building of five single storey wings, three of which are classrooms, a quiet area and an admin wing, all connected to a central core area (the drum) with a covered communal walkway.

The structure was formed from structural steel and glulam beams over the games hall, with structural timber frame wall panels and large engineered roof cassettes.

The overall footprint of the building was 3234m² and we erected the complete structure in 16 weeks.




Primary classes


early years facility

Delivering creative solutions

Volatile cost of materials created challenges for our customer's budget, and we worked with the main contractor, Clark Contracts, to value engineer the structure to come up with a cost-effective solution.

The original concept was glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure with timber frame infill panels. We were asked to provide a valued Engineered solution which consisted of glulam, structural steel, timber frame panels and engineered roof cassettes.

The programme was also reduced from 22 weeks to 16 weeks.

By changing from mass timber CLT to a hybrid timber, structural steel, and glulam solution, we provided better value for the Main Contractor, which helped to make project a success.

timber engineeing frames manufactured off site for nationwide delivery

Timber engineering expertise

Supporting our customer's sustainability ambitions

Timber fame is a sustainable material that can significantly drive down a building's embodied carbon.

We manufactured a climate-smart timber-framed product and this is critical to enable the delivery of energy efficient buildings with low embodied carbon.

The timber is sourced from sustainable sources through our Chain of Custody process.