Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff school of Art & Design (CSAD) at Cardiff Metropolitan University are proud to be the first University member of Wood Knowledge Wales for the benefit of our students and staff. CSAD works across a number of design, making and science disciplines, including the built environment and craft practices. Staff are engaged in the development of world-leading research and meaningful collaborations with industry, public sector and community organisations, and regularly work with a wide range of external partners to share and develop new ideas, services, products and opportunities.

Through the use of innovative and participatory and scientific research methods and a collaborative approach to working with external partners, our staff use their art, design and science expertise to respond to challenges across a wide range of fields. This includes healthcare, wellbeing and vision science, to innovations in new technologies, exhibition practice, and the sustainable and resilient performance of new and existing buildings. There are a number of our research groups which are aligned to Wood Knowledge Wales ethos, including the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment (SuRBe) group, led by Dr John Littlewood, FAB-Cre8 led by Ingird Murphy, and the FabLAb led by Martin Lane. SuRBe staff from Architectural Design & Technology, Product Design, and Environmental and Public health disciplines work together to undertake, supervise and manage projects that are centered on the creation (design, construction or retrofit), inspection, preservation, testing and improved performance of the Built Environment and Landscapes, from a sustainable and resilient perspective. In addition, to investigating the impacts of the Built Environment and Landscapes upon the comfort, energy use, health and wellbeing of people.

FAB-Cre8 is a multi-disciplinary research and enterprise group based in Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Driven by an interest in emerging technologies, FAB-Cre8 works in conjunction with FabLab Cardiff bringing together academics from across the university who engage in a range of research projects working with digital fabrication processes, physical computing, IOT and material investigation applied to a broad range of art and design contexts.

FabLab Cardiff is a creative space which enables people to make just about anything and prototype ideas for real world events. FabLab focuses on digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting, as well as the “Internet of things” which connects everyday objects to the internet. Equipped with the latest in digital manufacturing technology that can be used by designers, developers, as well as companies and other organisations.

Useful Contact details:

Dr John Littlewood   and  Ingrid Murphy

For more details about working with us please contact Richard Morris

Our Members

Adra (Tai) Cyfngedig
ARC Woodlands Ltd
Arfon Timber
Ashdown Construction Group
Barcud (formerly Mid-Wales Housing Association)
Benfield Timber Buildings
Bron Afon Community Housing
Bronwin & Abbey
Cardiff Met Uni Logo
Logo for Castleoak. Text and oak leaf in blue and green above text
Celtic Offsite
Clifford Jones Timber
Green house shape with ClwydAlyn
Coastal Housing Group
Construction Wales Innovation Centre
Letters CREU in lower case on gray background with company website underneath
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales
Logo for Cadwaladr Woodland Products
Derwen Joinery
Down to Earth
Esgair Timber Co Ltd
Evergreen Building Design
Fforest Timber Engineering Ltd
Logo for First Choice Housing. Made up of the letters FCHA with a roof line above
Grwp Cynefin
Hammond Architectural
Hiraeth Architects
Hughes Architects
JCH Industrial Ecology
Kenton Jones Ltd
LIGNIA Wood Company Ltd
Letters LINC with the I in the shape of a key hole
Llais y Goedwig - Wales Community Woodland Network
Llandre Sawn Wood Ltd
Lowfield Timber Frames Ltd
MDF Recovery
Melin Homes
Mid Wales Property Ltd
White background. House shape made our of blue triangle on side and green roof and wall. Word newyedd to right in blue small letters
Norman Industries
White background. name of company "Pentan architects" in simple clean lower case letters
Pobl Logo, letters in bright colours and lines
Pontrilas Sawmills
PYC Construction
Rhondda Housing Association RHA
Roe Timberframe
Logo for company Sevenoaks modular.
Logo for company Spring Design with two green leaves used for the dot on the 'i' in spring.
Stride Treglown
Tai Tarian
Towy Projects Ltd
Ty Pren
United Welsh
Wales and West Housing
Welcome to our Wood
Western Solar
Williams Homes (Bala) Ltd
Willow Joinery
Logo for WM Architecture. Stylized letters for W and M on black background