North Woods Construction Ltd was formed by Bernard Planterose in 1998 out of North Woods partnership which had
been designing and delivering timber structures, mobile sawmilling and small scale woodland establishment in the
northern Highlands since 1983. It operates out of Leckmelm Wood, near Ullapool, managing and utilizing spruce,
Douglas fir and Scots pine from this 30 ha former FCS plantation. The business is founded on the use of home-grown
and other responsibly sourced timber and its experience and expertise in timber sourcing and design is utilized by
architects and Local Authorities. Bernard is a regular contributor to timber conferences in Scotland and a member of the
Forest Policy Group.
North Woods offers a complete design and build service within Highland Scotland delivering a wide variety of timber
structures and buildings. It can also provide stand-alone design of all or parts of timber buildings throughout the
country. Over the years we have worked with a number of structural engineers on projects ranging from a marine
landing stage to large commercial sheds and from footbridges to complete houses. We have been involved only in
ecologically sensitive work since before ‘sustainability‘ became a fashion. We remain at the forefront of genuinely
ecologically based construction, pioneering 100% home-grown timber buildings, timber/concrete composites and most
recently the use of cross-laminated timber panels at a domestic scale.