Log Store, Belford

Belford is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England, about halfway between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Belford is surrounded by rich pastoral farmland, and to the west of the village is found one of the better rock climbing locations in the county,

We were approached by an existing client to design, fabricate and erect a new log store at their garden. The building measures some 12.20m long x 7.625m wide x 2.44m average height to eaves.

The structure has been  designed to BS5502 Class 2. It has been clad using Natural Grey Profile 6 fibre cement roof sheets and timber spaced boarding to three sides. The north side has been left open to allow access.

Due to the location of the new log shed, our normal method of erection could not be used. Usually, we would use a crane to position the stanchions and lift the beans into place. The trees and foliage coverage prevent the crane from extending safely. To allow the build to progress in a safe manner, we commissioned new, bespoke, method statements allowing for the use of a telescopic handler with correct lifting accessory to move and position the steelwork around the site. By doing it this way we could work at a lower level, and mitigating the risks safely.