Norton Lindsey Village Hall

Norton Lindsey Village Hall

  • CLIENT: Norton Lindsey Village Hall and Playing Fields (Management Committee)
  • STATUS: Completed 4th October 2019
  • SIZE: 266m2
  • GROSS CONTRACT SUM: £506,393
  • BUILDING PRICE £PSM: £1,877 (excluding demolition, site clearance and drainage alterations)
  • ARCHITECTS: Colin Wilcox Architects
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: Ian Harban Associates
  • EPC RATING: A(23)


The New Village Hall was built to replaced a delapidated, highly inefficient 1960’s type building on the same site.

The design for the new building includes a large vaulted hall with exposed laminated beams, an entrance lobby, meeting room, commercial kitchen, toilets and lastly, a meeting room.

Externally the building is clad in Thermowood – a sustainable heat treated cladding solution developed in Finland, and the building is roofed in recycled slate effect tiles.


The project was completed in two phases;

  • Site set up, demolition, site clearance and work to the existing drains – started on
  • 13th March 2019 and completed in about 5 weeks. There was then a slight pause until the 13th June 2019 when prefabricated building superstructure arrived on 5 articulated lorries. The building envelope was watertight in 5 days.

Handover to the village was at the end of September 2019 in time for the opening on 6th October. Total build time from the first Timberworks panel arriving was 70 working days! (3.5 months)

Energy efficiency

The building, as we would expect, is highly energy efficient.
The 243mm external SIP wall panels provide u-values of 0.22w/m2K, the roof 0.15 and the slab & screeded floor, with integral underfloor heating, provides a u-value of 0.18w/m2K. The toughened, argon filled double glazing delivers u-values of 0.8-1.2w/m2K depending on size.
The air permeability of the finished structure is 2.5 m3/m2/hr at 50pa and the eventual EPC certification was A(23).
Heat for hot water and the underfloor heating system in the hall is provided by a 16KW air source heat pump unit and ventilation is via a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system (MVHR) with thermostatically controlled fans .
Should the Management Committee be successful in their application to receive the Renewable Heat Incentive then the net cost for heating the hall will be significantly reduced and perhaps reach 10% of previous, depending on hall usage etc.


Norton Lindsey village is absolutely delighted with our superb new village hall…….for so many reasons.
It is a wonderful building, very spacious with its vaulted ceiling, very modern, purpose-designed, and always so welcoming……whatever the weather!
Whilst planning the project, we visited many newly built halls, but the instant we saw a TimberWorks building, we knew this was the one for us……it ticked all the boxes;
Made from sustainably-sourced timber from the Baltic region, slow-growing for
better strength and density
Incorporating high levels of insulation using natural renewable materials
Providing a low carbon solution
Using Baltic design criteria to give excellent energy efficiency to keep running costs down (our hall achieved an ‘A’ energy efficiency rating
Attractive design and modern look
Quicker construction than a traditional build….from a bare concrete slab to a
watertight structure in less than one week!
Much reduced site traffic movements…….less noise, dust, waste and overall
disruption to the village
Use of a local building company, who understood the product, with excellent
workmanship and attitude
A community is all about people……but they need somewhere to meet….we now have regular classes, parties, cinemas, shows….always with great feedback….
Our village hall committee are very proud to have provided the village with a modern, high quality community facility, which ticked all the boxes, and is ideal for the 21st century.

Peter Woolford chair of the Village Hall committee