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Stewart Milne signs timber frame deal with L&Q

4th March 2019
Stewart Milne signs timber frame deal with L&QOffsite specialist Stewart Milne Timber Systems has formed a partnership to deliver timber frame for more than 1,500 homes for housing association L&Q. Stewart Milne will also support...
 

The Future is Made of Trees

27th February 2019
With over 51,000 members, Södra is Sweden’s largest forest-owner association with a business built on ‘value-generating’ relationships. There are exciting times ahead with the organisation gearing up to supply new products in 2019...
 

Timber Takes Centre Stage

26th February 2019
The buzz around offsite construction is getting bigger and bigger with demand on the increase and innovators rising to the challenge. The shortlisted projects for Best Use of Timber Technology at the 2019 Offsite Awards – being held...
 

Woodfibre and CLT

26th February 2019
Woodfibre insulation specialist, NBT, has provided the company’s Pavatex insulation and airtightness membrane for a groundbreaking Taylor Wimpey residential scheme trialling cross laminated timber (CLT) and sustainable design. ...
 

Natural insulation: enhancing the health of a building and its occupants

24th February 2019
Alex Campbell, Director at Steico, explores the effects of making better decisions when it comes to choosing materials for your building on a building's performance and occupant health. Most of us spend the majority of our...
 

Urban Splash Expands its Modular Portfolio with Mansion House

21st February 2019
Award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has announced the addition of a new modular product to its expanding offsite portfolio – Mansion House. The modular apartment concept, designed by architects shedkm, comes just three years...
 

Offsite Expertise at futurebuild

21st February 2019
For many the vision of factory-manufactured buildings, where completed elements glide effortlessly along robot-controlled production assembly lines ready for transportation to site – is the panacea of construction. Others see this as a rose-tinted...
 

Ethical and Sustainable Structural Solutions

19th February 2019
B&K Structures has delivered an innovative timber and steel structure for Cambridge Heath Road, a unique and forward-thinking commercial space that combines newbuild and existing elements to extraordinary effect. A...
 

Timber Faces the Heat of Combustibles Ban

14th February 2019
The timber sector is up in arms over the Government’s ban on combustibles in new high-rise buildings – but how will the ruling impact the market? Stephen Cousins reports. The UK stands at the forefront of a revolution in engineered timber...
 

Knauf Insulation appoints Neil Hargreaves as Managing Director

13th February 2019
Knauf Insulation has appointed Neil Hargreaves as its new Managing Director for the Northern Europe region. In his new role, Neil will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. ...
 

CF Møller rethinks CLT use for Robin Hood Gardens replacement scheme

13th February 2019
CF Møller is rethinking the use of engineered timber for its scheme to replace Robin Hood Gardens following the government’s ban on combustible cladding materials for tall buildings. The practice was appointed in 2017 for the redevelopment of...
 

How is the CLT industry responding to the combustibles ban?

11th February 2019
Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings. But now the nascent industry is fighting back, reports Joey Gardiner. When...
 

Contractor buys modular specialist from administrators

11th February 2019
Local contractor Pat Munro has bought timber modular building specialist Carbon Dynamic. The Invergordon, Scotland based firm went into administration in early December with the loss of 40 jobs. Administrators Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs of...
 

Testing times: the ban on CLT is a case of negative perceptions

11th February 2019
The most damaging aspect of this ban is the impact it could have on innovation more generally with potentially negative implications for adoption of modern methods of construction. When the government announced details of its combustible cladding...
 

Södra launches new digital hub for UK customers

30th January 2019
Södra, the UK’s market-leading supply partners of structural timber and engineered wood products, has launched a brand-new website for its UK timber customers. The site, which went live on Tuesday 22 January, will serve as an...
 

 
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