Find out more about the work we do, our case studies and our features and benefits in this super blog section.

External Ceilings Case Study - Moto Service Station

MOTO Services, Wetherby

Client: MOTO 
Architect: JWA Architects 
Contractor: North Midland Building
Size: 1600m2
Location: Wetherby
Duration: 8 weeks
Completion: July 2008


tickboxWestern Red Cedar
tickboxPEFC Certified
tickboxSecret Fixings
tickboxClass 1 Fire Protection
tickboxClass C Acoustics

Moto’s Wetherby service station at Junction 46 of the A1(M) is being hailed as Britain’s ‘greenest’. With features such as water boreholes, natural ventilation and over 2000 trees planted on the site, it was clear that environmental impact was of the up most importance to Moto. Another key driver in this project was the need for a comprehensive acoustic treatment to be integrated into the internal/external soffit covering the service station, due to the high volume of visitors each day.

All of BCL’s timber is sourced from sustainable accredited sources and thus aligned perfectly with the environmental focus of the project. BCL also incorporated their expert knowledge in acoustics to design and manufacture timber ceiling panels that were acoustically lined, helping North Midland Building meet all their specified ratings.







2811 Hits

External Ceilings - Case Study Kidderminster Crematorium

Kidderminster Crematorium

Client: Dignity/Wyre Forest District Council  
Architect: Howl Associates
Contractor: Herbert Baggaley Construction 
Size: 1000m2
Location: Kidderminster
Duration: 15 weeks
Completion: April 2011


tickboxWestern Red Cedar
tickboxPEFC Certified
tickboxSecret Fixings
tickboxClass 1 Fire Protection
tickboxClass D Acoustics                                       

Kidderminster Crematorium has been built in partnership between Dignity and Wyre Forest District Council to provide a multi-use funeral facility for Kidderminster and the surrounding areas. The project involves tiers of sweeping radial timber ceilings and soffits in Western Red Cedar, in and around the building, creating a tranquil and unique aesthetic. The concept driven design by Howl Associates was "..based on a water droplet falling into a pool creating ripples being analogous to how one person’s life affects those around them during their lifetime." The scheme, built by Herbert Baggaley Construction has also been designed to a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating.


RIBA 2012 Awards - West Midlands Winner riba logo






“Selecting a specialist timber ceiling company was quite challenging given the conical form of the ceilings at the new crematorium. BCL’s experience and their willingness to engage in an early design dialogue was extremely helpful. The installation on site was carried out with precision and the ceilings and soffits are a key feature of the building…” 



2742 Hits