Building of the Wolseley House begins

Published:  18 September, 2009

BERKSHIRE: The constructon of the Wolseley House began on 5 September at BuildStore's National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Forming part of the UK's only permanent centre for self-builders and renovators, the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to enter a house in its construction stages and to see sustainable technologies in-situ.

Visitors will be able to see the house from day one of construction, with completion due at the end of October 2009.

The project consists of a 1500sq ft, two-storey Frame Wise timber frame house and will be open for visitors to explore at pre fit-out stage.

On 12 and 13 September at the 'Different Building Systems' weekend at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, visitors will be able to see how a timber frame looks during construction and will also be able to walk inside the shell, up the stairs and look around the structure.

Experts will also be on hand to talk about timber frame construction and the benefits of buying the whole building materials package from Wolseley.

Following the show, weekend the installation of all the other elements of the Wolseley Building will take place ready for the 'Big Green Home Show' in October.

It is planned for the building will be a permanent exhibit, it will be manned by a dedicated branch manager, who will be able to look at plans, provide quotations and discuss project options whenever visitors come to the centre.

Once completed, the building will have four key zones; the Wolseley Theatre, a Bathstore showroom, a Moores kitchen showroom and a builders' merchant branch area where visitors will be able to place orders.

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