Two of the world’s largest wooden roller coasters, 100 meters high TimberTower

The optimisation starts with the computer program.

We supply components for cost-effective constructions with timber in a perfect quality: cnc-cutting on the Hundegger-machine, elements for timber frame constructions and for complete services, and finally the production of nail plate timber trusses. The Cordes-concept includes the products and of course the periphery: the engineering service from design to the static calculation and the assembly drawings, the delivery service to the construction site, and also the Cordes Computer Services CCS and training services. Besides this, Cordes has a focus on the complete roof and turnkey constructions, where now a number of projects have been implemented. You are wellcome to have a look at our references. Further the participation in various research projects ensures the continuing education and updating of our knowledge. The latest issues are the installation of towers for wind turbines as well as our own development: a transmission tower in timber construction.

Our achievements were recognized and awarded in different ways – the Balder roller coaster, built in Sweden, was awarded the European Star Award 2015 as the best wooden roller coaster in Europe. The high quality standards of our company were also recognized with the German Timber Construction Prize 2011 for the holiday cottage on Scharmützelsee, and further with the German Timber Construction Prize 2013 for the construction of the world’s first Timber Tower, a 100m tower for a wind turbine.

Otherwise, please take a look at our diverse selection of references. Participation in various research projects also ensures the constant further training and updating of our knowledge. The latest topics to be mentioned here are the development of positive connections and the in-house development of electricity pylons made of wood.

German Timber Construction Prize 2011 – Winner of the New Building Category – Cottage on Scharmützelsee and German Timber Construction Prize 2013 – Winner of the Components/Concepts Category – Tower for a wind turbine
European Star Awards 2015 – Best wooden roller coasters in Europe. 1st place Balder, 2nd place Colossos, 5th place Mammut

Partnership creates values.

timber engineering, nail plate timber trusses, timber frame construction up to turn-key projects

As an established timber building company Cordes Timber Engineering has claimed very clear aims for the future: Our customers and partners will be in the spotlight of our efforts! Service and flexibility are the essential pillars of this endeavor.

For a long time the basis of our structure is the manufacturing – which means the supply for other companies. The radius of action in this regard has been constantly expanded and partially already occupies the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany. In recent years it has been increasingly completed by other areas of activity, which is documented today in a wide range of services. In particular some special projects such as wooden roller coasters have been carried out several times as an international activity. But of course, besides this, the “common” carpentry is a task, which will not be neglected – that’s part of our assessment of a customer-oriented strategy.

Apart from the manufacturing we will realise the assembly or give assistance, if our customer wants so – for the complete service. To realise larger projects, we come back to the support of our partners (we form work groups and firm collaborations).

education and training

Our flexibility and versatility has secured the jobs of our employees, which was rewarded with a very low turnover rate. Of course, our staff are trained on various training schemes and are always up to date.

For a long time we also offer the training as a carpenter (male or female), too. The profession of a carpenter is modern and versatile, it combines traditional craftsmanship with advanced high-tech knowledge. The carpenter has a broad professional field of activity. For anyone, who likes working with his hands, his head and with a comtuter indoors and outdoors, is in good hands in carpentry and has excellent future prospects. Before starting a teaching we recommend a two-week training to form a good basis for this important decision. Please talk to Ulf Cordes directly.

Our claim

Of course, the company is a long-standing guild member at Holzbau Deutschland, also at Deutscher Holzfertigbauverband (DHV). Our claim is documented by various certificates and quality marks. So the company is certified since 1996 in quality management (DIN ISO 9001) – as far as we know the first timber construction company in Germany – until now without interruption. In addition, various labels are fulfilled. Concerning timber frame constructions the production (RAL GZ-422) as well as the assembly of projects (RAL GZ-429) is monitored by an outside institute. If the assembly is included, an approval of our performance is generally demonstrated by the so-called Blower-Door-Test.

Natürlich ist das Unternehmen langjähriges Innungsmitglied bei Holzbau Deutschland, weiter beim deutschen Holzfertigbauverband (DHV).