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Plan for £33m cross laminate timber office block

21st January 2020
Developer Southern Grove has unveiled plans to build a cross laminate timber office block in the Shoreditch area of London. The six-storey building will be four to five times lighter than a traditional building, resulting in much...
 

New BeA Autotec develops automatic screwdrivers

21st January 2020
BeA is the first to develop a tool that can automate the attachment of facade cladding, ceiling and floor shuttering with screws (35-60 mm in length). Ideal for integration into manufacturing systems  Positioning...
 

Persimmon inspects 500 timber frame homes a week

20th January 2020
More than 16,000 homes inspected after damning review. Persimmon is inspecting around 500 homes a week after an independent review commissioned by the firm said it had routinely failed to install correct cavity barriers and firestopping...
 

What is a posi-joist? Qualities and Benefits

17th January 2020
Posi-Joists are revolutionary in the construction industry, combining the versatility of timber with the strength of steel webs to produce a floor and roof system with numerous benefits. The main advantage is the service void created by the open...
 

Factory fitting made easier by new 3m wide airtightness membrane

17th January 2020
Protect Membranes, UK producer of construction and roofing membranes, has introduced a new 3m wide variant of its popular Protect BarriAir membrane, designed for ease of installation within a factory environment and to support the rapid rise in...
 

Protect Membranes chosen for first multi-storey Passivhaus building in Scotland

16th January 2020
Protect BarriAir and reflective VC Foil Ultra, the air and vapour control layers from Protect Membranes, have been specified and installed by specialist design and build contractors Stewart & Shields in Scotland's first multi-storey...
 

The Big Innovation Pitch Returns For Futurebuild 2020

15th January 2020
The Big Innovation Pitch is back with a bang for Futurebuild 2020. With innovation running through the veins of the event, which takes place from 03 to 05 March at ExCeL London, the timing of the competition's return is perfect. The 2020...
 

SterlingOSB Zero stuns visitors in new office space

12th January 2020
Axis Mason, an architecture and interior design firm, decided to renovate the interior of its new office, Somerville House, at Saint Helier in Jersey. The project was intended to become a statement for the firm's design philosophy and act as a...
 

Using CaberDek with CaberFix X-Treme Tape in winter

10th January 2020
What is CaberFix X-Treme Tape? CaberFix X-Treme Tape is a tape designed for use with CaberDek chipboard flooring in cold and wintry conditions. Is this installed in the same way as the standard CaberFix Tape?  ...
 

Norbord’s Industrial Sales Manager, David Sleigh, offers his thoughts on the healthy state of the supply chain for the industrial market

8th January 2020
We're in the business of producing wood panel products – OSB, MDF and particleboard – products that are used in a multitude of industrial applications from housebuilding to furniture-making and packaging. For industrial users, these...
 

Brexit and bark beetle: what they mean for 2020 timber supply

6th January 2020
Excess stock brought in ahead of the original 1 April 2019 Brexit deadline, continuing uncertainty around Brexit and challenges posed by bark beetle attacks throughout central Europe all contributed to a 2019 of collapsing timber prices. The...
 

SterlingOSB Zero lends urban aesthetics to Blue House Yard

6th January 2020
A temporary project in a disused car park in North London has been developed to provide a range of new accommodation for small businesses which are facing rising rent costs and lack of suitable workspace. The disused car park is referred to locally...
 

SterlingOSB Zero offers dynamic solution to music venue

2nd January 2020
The Box, located at FarGo Village in Coventry, has undergone several phases of regeneration to create the perfect performing arts venue with Norbord's SterlingOSB Zero at its core. The creative hub started life as a carpet warehouse in part of...
 

Project underway at Inverness wood panel plant following £35m investment

27th December 2019
Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is making significant progress at its Dalcross-based factory, following a further £35 million investment earlier this year. This second recent investment into the site, following a £110 million expansion...
 

SterlingOSB Zero creates beautiful barn conversion

23rd December 2019
Luke O’Neil, contractor at Blandford-based Dorset Woodworks, used SterlingOSB Zero in a barn conversion to create a wonderful interior space. The converted area now features a mezzanine storey which leads to the lower level of the barn via a...
 

 
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