Due to environmental concerns it was decided to construct the test cell of timber. OSB Sterling board was chosen for speed of construction, cheapness and its production from sustainable forests in Scotland.
A modular design was chosen to allow for the possibility of relocation and reuse. The basis of which is 6 panels 2440x1220x86.5 (sides and ceiling), 2 panels 2440x610x186.5 (front elevation) and 2 panels 2440x1220x193 (floor) bolted together to form a rigid structural cube. Roof window and door elements are fitted in later phase.
2 18x2440x1220 Sterling standard OSB 8 11.5x2440x1220 Sterling standard OSB 13 175x50x2400 Carcassing Softwood 21 75x50x2400 Carcassing Softwood 5 75x50x2700 Carcassing Softwood
Construction took place during the summer vacation (July and August 1999) in Maidstone, Kent away from the poor air quality of the Holloway Road. It also gave us a chance to have a barbeque and a few beers and Mike to have a rest in a deck chair. The completed cell was then transported to London ready for installation.
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