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Structural work complete on James Jones new I-joist facility

17th September 2018
Structural work is now complete on the new building at James Jones & Sons’ I-Joist manufacturing site in Forres, which will house what is being dubbed as “the world’s most modern I-Joist manufacturing facility” when commissioned later...
 

Record sized 53-metre long, 22-tonne, glulam beams arrive at Sisk Center Parcs site

17th September 2018
With 12 months to go to the opening, the €233m Center Parcs forest resort in County Longford has reached an important milestone as Sisk workers last week welcomed the record sized 53-metre long, 22-tonne, glulam beams that will form the structure...
 

Build with wood and save the planet, says report

17th September 2018
Building a new generation of timber buildings, including skyscrapers, would help the UK meet the goals of the Paris climate change agreement, a new report by the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering claims The government-commissioned...
 

Profits hit by rising timber costs at Borders construction firm Oregon

14th September 2018
RISING timber costs and the depreciation of the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote have impacted on the bottom line of Selkirk construction firm Oregon Timber Frame, despite the business reporting a 10 per cent rise in revenues. For the year to...
 

Housebuilding sector moving towards modular offsite construction

12th September 2018
As prefabricated, modular homes continue to gain popularity within the UK’s construction sector, we are starting to see more ‘flying factories’ popping up across the country. Construction company Beattie Passive, which delivers...
 

Housing crisis – is modular offsite the solution?

11th September 2018
A report, entitled “The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes” is urging the Government to provide greater incentives for the offsite construction of homes. The report also calls for a reverse of policies which they feel...
 

From skyscraper to 'plyscraper': The towering potential of timber

10th September 2018
In the inner Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills, the finishing touches are being put on a giant jigsaw puzzle — a nine-storey office block built almost entirely of wood. Tens of thousands of prefabricated panels and beams have been bolted and...
 

5,000 Home Stockholm District Planned with 31 Wooden Skyscrapers

7th September 2018
Stockholm’s Centre Party has selected local firm Anders Berensson Architects to design a neighbourhood in the city’s central dock area that will include 31 cross-laminated timber towers. The new Masthamnen district will be divided into three...
 

Why Wood is Back at the Top of the Tree for Architects

7th September 2018
Strong, clean and versatile, engineered timber is the ‘new concrete’. With wooden skyscrapers in the offing, could it be the answer to the global housing crisis? There is a miracle building material – one so environmentally friendly that it...
 

The very model of a Modern Method of Construction

22nd August 2018
NHBC innovation manager Richard Lankshear explains how the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes is supporting the growth in housebuilding, including the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) For many years, NHBC has...
 

Counting the Cost of Affordable Construction

21st August 2018
Cost comparisons between competing materials are notoriously difficult to quantify in any sector. A recent study from independent construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK, sought to understand the differences...
 

Architype completes Passivhaus affordable housing in rural Shropshire

20th August 2018
The £2 million scheme – drawing on local vernacular – aims to provide a model for rural developments in the West Midlands Located on a greenfield site in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock, this £2 million development designed by Architype...
 

Stewart Milne and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre team up to improve housebuilding efficiency

20th August 2018
Housebuilder and offsite manufacturer the Stewart Milne Group has teamed up with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to better understand and measure current site productivity, downtime and...
 

UK market for panelised modular building systems expected to grow 4% per year

20th August 2018
The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past three years or so and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017. The main product type is timber frame building systems, which is...
 

Adapting to Climate Change – The Bigger Picture

14th August 2018
The recent Environmental Audit Committee report - ‘Heatwaves: adapting to climate change’ - amongst many recommendations, called for the Government to withdraw support for the production of modular homes because they are ‘not resilient to...
 

 
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