Xylotek was founded in 2018 by directors Charley Brentnall, Oscar Emanuel and Martin Self with the aim of bringing together our diverse experience and shared passion for wood, to serve projects seeking high ambition for the application of timber in architecture. We operate internationally with a remote design and management team, and a design and workshop hub in Bristol UK.
Our clients include cultural and academic institutions, commercial developers and private individuals. We are typically appointed as specialist consultants within design teams; as subcontractors to main contractors on large projects; or as design-build contractors in our own right. We are able to design, fabricate, assemble and install – in both conventional and unusual contexts.
Our specialism is in the delivery of non-standard timber structures that need innovative solutions. For every project we formulate the correct technologies, processes and supply chain for that job – working with industry partners to ensure the best offering of value and expertise in the market. Some projects are prototyped or fabricated in our workshops; others – often at a larger scale – are procured through our fabricator partners. In all cases, we seek to bring overall control to delivery through our expertise.
In seeking a well-designed low-carbon future, our driving motive is to change the world with wood.
Oscar brings a deep knowledge of the international structural timber industry gained over the last twenty years of working internationally.
Charley Brentnall is an internationally recognised leader in timber construction and conservation.
Martin Self is an engineer, geometer and educator who has specialised in innovative timber structures since 2005.
Chartered accountant with 10 years’ experience helping SMEs to grow their businesses. She has a love of timber and sustainable construction.
Richard began his career as an economist working with the World Bank and IFAD, then became a partner at KPMG.
Adam Indge brings over 20 years of experience, rising from a trade background to a leader in the construction industry. His passion and alignment with Xylotek's values make him a dynamic and invaluable asset to the team.
Since graduating from The University of Sussex with BA Hons in English, Ellen has qualified with Level 3 RHS Horticulture and developed her interest in sustainability.