Kerto used to realise dorma design

Newquay Bay, Cornwall

Published: 29/04/2009 00:00

Crendon Timber Engineering has recently used Finnforest’s Kerto in the construction of some architecturally challenging roof dormers on the pitched roof of exclusive apartment buildings overlooking Newquay Bay.



Finnforest supported Crendon Timber Engineering in the design, supply and fix contract by producing a number of detailed drawings of the 45° pitched roof design incorporating the dormers, as specified by architects, Barlow Henley.

Kerto beams were transported to the Crest Court site and formed onsite to be installed in the pitched roof construction over the dormer windows.

Andy Taylor, Commercial Designer for Crendon Timber Engineering commented, “The dormers were constructed onsite using Finnforest’s Kerto which was specified for its strength and versatility. Due to the location of the site, the construction of the pitched roof where the dormers were located needed to be stepped in construction, which presented a challenge. Finnforest suggested the installation of a deep drop beam to connect the joists to. The pitched roof had a total of 4 different depth joists, 220mm, 241mm, 302mm and 356mm.”

The aim of the project in Newquay was to build a selection of affordable, contemporary apartments in the highly sought after area, eventually providing 44 luxury one, two and three bedroom homes.