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From cheese shelves to fire retardant treated cladding

26th April 2018
A 100 year old cheese warehouse in Gouda has been converted into 52 modern apartments with the help of fire retardant treated Safewood from Foreco of Dalfsen in Holland.  The re-development made use of a lot of products from the original...
 

Toronto gets a tall wood tower - and maybe, an architectural masterpiece

24th April 2018
Dubbed ‘The Arbour,’ the building represents a move by George Brown College to make a mark with a building of international significance The proposal by Shigeru Ban with the Toronto firm Brook McIlroy would be a showpiece of a building, one...
 

Cost gap between CLT and concrete is narrowing

24th April 2018
A new report highlights the advantages of using CLT over concrete. Alinea’s influential report Residential Timber: Cost Model suggests CLT is a viable alternative and uses two detailed exemplar cost models to demonstrate the point. ...
 

Does building tall with timber make sense?

24th April 2018
As interest in structural timber and its sustainability characteristics increases, the question arises: Does building tall with timber make sense? Paul Fast looks at factors that inform the answer. The tallest mass timber building in the world...
 

Multi-storey timber buildings: A renaissance in timber construction

19th April 2018
The ever-increasing range of engineered wood products and systems is generating global interest and drive for greater innovation in new on-site and prefabricated building solutions. At the same time, more people are realising the benefits of timber...
 

Timber treaters urged to unlock "creative freedom"

19th April 2018
The timber treatment sector has been urged to unlock its “creative freedom” and better communicate the benefits of treated wood during the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Conference in Derby. The Making the Most of Wood event, held...
 

Building Better Places

18th April 2018
The health and wellbeing of occupants is becoming an increasingly important factor when it comes to building design and specification - with the World Green Building Council’s global campaign, ‘Better Places for People’ further heightening...
 

There is still time to enter the Structural Timber Awards!

18th April 2018
There is just over one month to go until the Structural Timber Awards Submission Deadline date – 31 May 2018. There is still plenty of time to enter, with just 5 questions to answer! Being shortlisted for a Structural Timber Award and ultimately...
 

3-storey house that fits on a parking space valued at £170k

16th April 2018
A very tiny house designed by a Finnish architect and put on display in Birmingham, UK, has been given a notional value of £170,000 by a local realtor. The three-story “Tikku House”, designed by Marco Casagrande and unveiled last year at...
 

Building study: George Clarke and TDO’s modular house for Urban Splash

16th April 2018
The latest model of factory-built home for developer Urban Splash has a clean, contemporary look, says Rob Wilson. Photography Peter Cook ‘It was a bit like walking into the future,’ says TDO Architects director Tom Lewith of his first visit...
 

Building study: George Clarke and TDO’s modular house for Urban Splash

16th April 2018
The latest model of factory-built home for developer Urban Splash has a clean, contemporary look, says Rob Wilson. Photography Peter Cook ‘It was a bit like walking into the future,’ says TDO Architects director Tom Lewith of his first visit...
 

Swedish eco firm to build ‘smart’ MK scheme

16th April 2018
Property management and development firm Places for People has appointed Swedish sustainable housebuilder Trivselhus to build an £18m development of low-energy smart homes in Milton Keynes. Sommar Place comprises 39 energy-efficient homes on the...
 

Innovative Scottish timber companies to share £100,000 of support

13th April 2018
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector. ...
 

Timber is the new concrete. It's time to get over our fear of building with it

13th April 2018
Europe’s urban areas are giving timber a new place to hang out. Many urban detached homes are now being built from prefabricated cross-laminated timber Growing up we had the quintessential Aussie shack. Dad built it from the ground up with...
 

The rise of wooden skyscrapers

12th April 2018
"The world's tallest wooden house!" reads a huge poster on the side of a building under construction in the Norwegian municipality of Brummundal. The house doesn't have any scaffolding; cranes and an outdoor elevator are used to...
 

 
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