Courtyard Development for Swinithwaite Hall (Scheduled monument)

This innovative design used local beech as the main structural component. S&CC Ltd were able to use their expertise on British hardwoods to advise on the properties of beech. The timber cures more rapidly than oak, but is relatively stable if stresses are relieved as it dries. Since beech is not durable, its use was combined with external oak posts and weathering strips.