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Twitter22 Nov Interesting perspective from across the pond - is timber construction sustainable? For sure! @archpaper #CLT… https://t.co/4WohnO0D3122 Nov Ramboll develops new cross-laminated-timber building in London https://t.co/f1JHoMa975 via @Consultancy_uk21 Nov Dr Thérèse Coffey supports timber construction #parliamentarybusiness - we recognise the benefits to the environmen… https://t.co/pHCUsnKxfw21 Nov Good luck to all the @STAtimber members taking part in the #WoodAwards 2017 - we look forward to @woodawards results!

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Record Turnover for Glasgow Construction Group

21st November 2017
A leading Glasgow construction and manufacturing group has reported a strong year with turnover exceeding £134 million – up 18 per cent on 2016’s figures. Profit before taxation also significantly increased on the previous year to over...
 

Metsä Wood: Building a modular wooden home

20th November 2017
The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde organized a competition to provide homes for people who are currently in precarious living conditions in Toulouse, France. A participating team from L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de...
 

Housing minister hits heights at innovative Sanctuary project

11th November 2017
Housing minister Kevin Stewart visited Scotland’s tallest timber building at a Sanctuary Homes project in Glasgow. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used to build a £6 million seven-storey superstructure in Yoker, just yards from the River...
 

Sky Central Offices by PLP Architecture and AL_A with Arup

8th November 2017
Amenity and social spaces include a large restaurant and five additional cafés, located so as to encourage movement. The electric lighting is dimmed here: the daylight is strong due to the location at the perimeter of the building. ...
 

Houses built in just six weeks in Corby

8th November 2017
An innovative new construction technique being used in Corby has seen houses built in just six weeks. The modular construction method of building used at the 48-home Little Colliers development has reduced the traditional build time by more than...
 

Cradle Hill school - A masterclass in MMC delivery

8th November 2017
Virtual reality, 3D technology and innovative build methods were integral to the success of a school project for Baxall. Maria Barnes, graduate design coordinator, reports on the lessons she learned. Baxall recently handed over the...
 

Blackdale Residences, University of East Anglia - Best Project Ever!

7th November 2017
Blackdale Residences comprises two 4-7 storey residential blocks, Barton House and Hickling House. Between them they contain 514 apartments, a cafe with a roof terrace, a launderette and shared courtyard; all built to BREEAM Excellent standards. ...
 

Saint-Gobain Acquires Scotframe Limited Accelerating Growth into Offsite Manufacturing

6th November 2017
Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has completed the acquisition of Scotframe Limited accelerating its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market. A respected and established business, Scotframe manufactures and...
 

Hastings Pier Wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize

6th November 2017
Other buildings shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize included the new City Campus at the City of Glasgow College and the Barrett's Grove housing scheme in north London. Originally built in 1872, Hastings Pier was judged Pier of the Year in...
 

Healthy quarterly figures for joinery undermined by long-term question marks over skills and construction growth

6th November 2017
The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 has indicated that the medium term prospects of the joinery industry remain sound, but growing concerns over skill, raw materials and the implications of Brexit are fostering long-term uncertainty. ...
 

Rubner Holzbau starts a challenge for modular stadiums in completely environmentally friendly glulam wood

6th November 2017
Italian company and the leader in glulam timber constructions, Rubner Holzbau has collaborated with Bear Stadiums, a consultancy and design company to conceive and sign the stadiums of the future: modular, made of glulam wood, with a low...
 

Protect Membranes used in Europe’s largest certified Passivhaus affordable housing scheme

31st October 2017
Protect BarriAir, the air barrier membrane with vapour control properties has been used throughout a 68 home residential housing scheme at Saffron Acres in Leicester, achieving stringent levels of airtightness to meet the Passivhaus standard....
 

World’s largest CLT building completed

26th October 2017
Dalston Works, the world’s largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has been completed. Designed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and Waugh Thistleton Architects on behalf of developer Regal London, the mixed-use development showcases how...
 

London’s smallest house offers Grand Designs for SIPs market growth, according to experts JML Contracts

25th October 2017
With a featured appearance in Channel 4’s Grand Designs tonight (Wednesday 25 October) JML Contracts, a family-run construction business specialising in housebuilding with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) believes this project will clearly...
 

Structural Timber – Providing the Capacity and the Solutions

23rd October 2017
According to the Structural Timber Association (STA), there has never been more enthusiasm for offsite manufacture and it is reminding government that the structural timber sector is ready and waiting to help resolve the shortfall in the housing...
 

 
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