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Structural Timber Association Welcomes New STA Assure Director

21st May 2019
The STA today announced the appointment of Andrew Orriss in the new role of Director of STA Assure. Working with STA members to develop the focus on technical excellence, Andrew Orriss will lead the development and implementation of the...
 

Rethinking Wooden Windows

21st May 2019
Tony Pell, Chairman of the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) outlines several reasons why natural materials are the best way forward for window design and installation. Wood has been the natural choice for windows and doors for centuries. However, over...
 

Transformational Timber

20th May 2019
Professor Alex de Rijke, Founding Director, dRMM Architects – one of the UK’s leading architectural practices – have been at the forefront of timber construction for many years. Here, he...
 

Offsite Expo - The Offsite Event of the Year!

20th May 2019
3,000 DELEGATES 100 INDUSTRY BUYERS 97 SPEAKERS The offsite arena is an exciting place to be. The levels of investment and confidence in the long- term viability of advanced offsite...
 


A Change in Timber Habits

17th May 2019
One rapid growth area for the timber specifier are the options available in modified wood products. These have become popular across a range of construction applications ranging from cladding and decking to new joinery options. What...
 

Barratt set to Build 20% of Homes using MMC

16th May 2019
Britain’s biggest house builder is aiming to deliver one in five new homes using moderns methods of construction by the end of next year. Barratt has rolled out a series of new housing...
 

Learning The Hybrid Way

15th May 2019
The new Science and Mathematics Centre at Charterhouse School is an exemplar of hybrid construction, demonstrating the way in which materials can work together to overcome complex design and engineering challenges. Eve Dennehy...
 

Combating the Climate

15th May 2019
The UK is seeing a bigger push for offsite methods than ever before, but our unpredictable climate can cause problems with build quality. Robin Lancashire, Timber Frame Consultant at BM TRADA, considers the challenges and solutions to mixing...
 

Futureproofing the Construction Industry – Solid Wood Solutions

15th May 2019
We are faced with two major issues of our time – climate change and a soaring population. Before us we have immense construction challenges whilst mitigating the environmental impact. We are...
 

Combustibles' Legislation: An Informed Policy for Timber Construction

14th May 2019
Following the government’s decision to restrict the use of combustible materials in the external walls of new buildings over 18m tall, Jeremy English, Sales Director at Södra Wood,...
 

World’s Tallest Timber Building Completed in Norway

14th May 2019
Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, southeastern Norway, has been declared the world's tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The 85.4m-tall, 18-storey mixed-use building is...
 

The Evolution of CLT

13th May 2019
Since the new Building Regulations came into force on 21 December 2018, much has been written about the use of cross laminated timber (CLT), with some commentators trying to whip up a storm. Others have taken a more pragmatic approach. Andy...
 

Offsite Construction delivers Sustainable Community in Oxfordshire

10th May 2019
Kings Farm Close in Oxfordshire is a new development of 15 eco-homes, including six affordable homes built to the same high-performance standards in one of the most expensive areas of the UK. Using an innovative offsite construction...
 

The Wonder of Timber

10th May 2019
The stunning, award- winning new Cambridge Mosque, combines Islamic principles with European sensibilities. The timber structure will provide space for a prayer hall capable of...
 

 
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