Macalloy Tension Bars used as Bracing in Glulam Structure of Robert Burns Museum; Ayr, UK

Macalloy Tension Rods / Tension Bars were used for the environment conscious building.


Macalloy tension rods are used in the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr, Scotland. The building is constructed using Douglas fir and European redwood and is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The Macalloy tension bars are used throughout the building to provide bracing for the glulam structure.


Architect and Consultant – Simpson & Brown Architects
Main Contractors – Border Construction Ltd. of Carlisle
Structural Engineers & Services Engineers – Buro Happold, Glasgow office
Structural Timber Frame Contractor – Carpenter Oak & Woodland

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