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As Scotland’s pre-eminent supplier of cladding and flooring, Russwood has more than two decades’ experience in helping clients to realise their creative vision. This made the construction of Russwood’s new offices a particularly exciting challenge – and an opportunity to showcase Russwood timber at its very best.

Russwood commissioned HRI Architects and CR Construction to create a purposebuilt, modern office suite on the south end of its sawmill complex beside Newtonmore train station. HRI Architects responded with a linear design to complement the rail track, and a layered, stratified shape that echoes the Glen Feshie hills and Cairngorms beyond. The new, open plan office provides a real-life case study of the many ways in
which timber can enhance a building. The James Jones glulam frame with insulated JJI - Joists is carefully detailed to demonstrate various cladding materials and installation techniques.

Timbers were carefully selected and positioned to maximize their durability and appearance, with Scottish and Siberian larch and Vertical Grain Architect Select® Western Red Cedar combined in a variety of finishes, creating a modern but warm aesthetic. Russwood also took the opportunity to demonstrate its new range of Austrian timber fixings. The end result is the perfect showcase of both the practicality and the beauty of timber as a truly sustainable building material.