CHERRY TREES – is a modern cottage located on the beautiful and remote Island of Mull. The home was designed by local design studio Thorne & Wyness Architects, and uses a traditional external appearance with a modern internal design. The superstructure was installed in less than two weeks and is made entirely from Cross Laminated Timber panels including the staircase. Many of the internal planes have been left exposed to provide warmth and a connectivity with the stunning natural environment of Mull. CLT was chosen for speed of erection, air tightness, thermal performance, sustainability and the capacity to fulfil the complex geometries of the design. 

Vehicle Movement Reduction In many cases Mass Timber will compete with cementitious products. At circa 500kg per m3, CLT and Glulam is around five times lighter than concrete and four times lighter than structural block which typically results in 70-80% more mass volume delivered in every Mass Timber vehicle that goes to site and as an outcome reduces the heavy vehicle deliveries to and from the build location, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of the build, the social impact on the local community and alleviating site congestion. Using CLT in this project realised a 8 vehicle site movement reduction when building the superstructure.


  • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
    Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
  • Glue laminated timber – Glulam
    Glue laminated timber – Glulam


  • Tipo de madera


  • Superficie

    350 m2

  • Volumen

    81 m3

  • Periodo de construcción


Equipo de trabajo

Estudio de arquitectura
Thorne & Wyness Architects