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Gwalia Chapel - Web-61.jpg
A round chapel with a reciprocal frame roof and structural straw bale walls in North Wales.
I've been involved in the project from inception and have been running it since planning, developing technical details and managing the construction, which has mostly been self-build.
I helped build the straw bale walls and timber roof structure and boarding. The Tiling was done by professional roofers.
The round-wood reciprocal frame structure creates a spiral that holds up the roof and will be visible inside the finished building.
Each timber rests on the previous one to create an elegant and efficient structure.
The walls are currently covered in tarpaulin to protect them from weather before they are rendered.
Roundwood reciprocal frame roof structure


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