No other modern timber structure of its kind that we can find is comparable to the quality and build of The Apse. It is made from timber that has been grown, felled and processed/shaped/formed in the same woodland by local craftsmen on the edge of the Forest of Dean that has been in the same family ownership for over 50 years. It is based on the structures of collared arches found in church architecture.
The main structure is made from traditional mortise and tenon joints, held together with hardwood pegs – an extremely strong and stable construction that has been in use for thousands of years and which is complimentary and complementary to the elegance of the design.
It has the potential for a variety of uses. It could also be made larger by adding additional bays at the front, enclosed at the front, or the woven side panels could be replaced by wattle and daub infill or have windows added – i.e. it is versatile and can be customised.