Leisure and hospitality
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South West England
Center Parcs Longleat Forest
B and B Innovation
B and B Innovations was asked to design a bench that could be use both free-standing and also attached to the top of an existing raised planter bed, but would give the same appearance. Three straight benches were required for Center Parcs Longleat Forest, along with two curved benches to be fixed to the planter bed.
The company designed a very simple angled-shaped bracket formed using stainless steel with appropriately spaced lugs to enable pre-cut timber to be fitted. Stand-alone units were needed that required a wooden leg to be built out of ash timber; this leg could then have the steel bracket bolted to it to form the bench.
The second install required the bending of the ash timber using a steam box to mirror the shape of the garden planter it was to be fixed to. The raised bed was prepared for the new bench. B and B Innovations deconstructed the bench and took it to site, drilled and fixed the brackets using a resin anchor system, then re-formed the carefully shaped timber to build the bench.
The bench bracket components can be used as a free-standing unit or could be installed / placed onto an existing structure or wall. Designed to offer a simple form that can have an array of timbers attached to it to form different styles and sizes.