From left to right: Scott Cooper, area director and David Fenton, marketing director from Jewson at the Ideal Home Show.

Jewson’s donation helps to build striking treehouse

Published:  23 March, 2014

Jewson has donated over £14,500 of building materials to support the construction of the ‘Quiet Mark Treehouse’, an innovative 9m tall treehouse at this year’s Ideal Home Show held from 14 to 30 March.

After the show, the treehouse will be given to Chestnut Tree House, a hospice for terminally ill children in West Sussex.

Quiet Mark, the headline sponsors of the Ideal Home Show wanted a bespoke, state- of-the-art treehouse as the central feature at this year’s show. Given that the theme of the timber structure is based around ‘technology in harmony with nature and ground-breaking solutions to everyday unwanted noise’, the ambition was to create an escape from the hustle and bustle of today’s noisy world and into an acoustically built haven.

Jewson’s generous donation of building materials has helped to build this 150sqm modular treehouse that captures the idea of a secret den held aloft. Designed by Blue Forest, one of Jewson’s very own customers, the treehouse is one of five high profile show homes on display and is located at a prime position at the exhibition.

The Quiet Mark Treehouse is accessed via stairs to its main floor, which is enclosed in a timber grid shell to create a cocoon shaped den. Three primary ‘trunks’ support the treehouse, which has the capacity to hold 40 people aloft.

Andy Payne, managing director at Blue Forest, said: “So many of these temporary structures are designed to only be up for a short while, and are then dismantled and the material thrown out which is a tremendous waste. But the key challenge of the treehouse project, is that because it’s going on to the children’s hospice, we had to design something that was durable and long-lasting.”

“We’re delighted to be involved in this innovative and high profile project,” commented Scott Cooper, area director at Jewson. “We strongly believe in working with the local community and this particular donation is a truly unforgettable one. What makes it all the more worthwhile is that the treehouse will be given to terminally ill children at The Chesnut Treehouse Children’s Hospice. They have wanted a treehouse for some time and finally they are going to have one, which is wonderful.”

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