Brettstapel Construction

Massive timber without glues or nails


Welcome to This website is part of a campaign to develop this technology in the UK and aims to support and encourage its fabrication from homegrown timber.

This site was developed specifically to provide English language information on the benefits and technical properties of Brettstapel and illustrate built examples in the UK.

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We’re delighted to announce that there are now two UK manufacturers of Brettstapel - check out the Manufacturers page for more details!

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Brettstapel is a solid timber construction system fabricated from softwood timber posts connected with hardwood timber dowels.  This relatively simple method of construction does not use glues or nails and can be used to make beautiful, low carbon, healthy buildings that are quick and easy to build.

Last updated 4 June 2013

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