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Structural timber is an innocent casualty of ungrounded fears over fire safety

27th February 2020
Mass timber can help us tackle the climate emergency safely and we cannot afford to ignore it, says Maribel Manticon Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in 2017 structural timber, along with all combustible materials, has been banned in the...

Passivhaus & Low energy - Energy Efficient To The Core

26th February 2020
Commissioned to reduce energy consumption and eradicate local fuel poverty, Callaughtons Ash is a £2million housing development for South Shropshire Housing Association using timber frame and a...

New Forms Of Timber Design

25th February 2020
Technology is taking timber into new architectural and engineering territory. Peter Wilson, architect and Director of Timber Design Initiatives, highlights some recent developments that may have huge...

How engineered timber solutions are driving innovation in building

25th February 2020
Structural timber technology is seriously reducing carbon emissions and the sector is witnessing unprecedented demand for sustainable advanced offsite manufactured solutions. Andrew Carpenter from the Structural Timber Association discusses the...

How modular housing can launch a self-build boom

25th February 2020
Built & Spaces director Steve Wilkie discusses how modular housebuilding could be the answer to the UK’s self-build boom Our nation lags a long way behind the world when it comes to self-build homes – but modular housebuilding could be the...

Skanska and Ikea sign first UK offsite homes deals

25th February 2020
Skanska and Ikea’s offsite homes joint venture, BoKlok UK, has exchanged contracts on its first three developments. The first three sites, across the south and south west of England, are in Worthing, Bristol and Peacehaven. Together, they will...

Plans in for Bristol Flat-Pack Homes Scheme

25th February 2020
Plans for 173 low-cost modular homes in Bristol have been submitted by Ikea and Skanska-owned BoKlok. The development, if approved, would be one of the company's first in the UK along with other sites earmarked in Worthing and Peacehaven, near...

Eurocode 5 Revamped

24th February 2020
The 'Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5' (second edition) is now available – helping engineers maximise timber's potential while meeting the requirements of Eurocode 5....

Thermal & Energy Efficiency

23rd February 2020
As the consultation closes on changes to Part L and Part F of Building Regulations for England, what energy efficiency detailing can be expected to change and how to track it? A call to...

Low Carbon To No Carbon Living

22nd February 2020
How can the property industry better secure net-zero targets? Asif Din, Sustainability Director at the London Studio of Perkins and Will, outlines which direction the built environment needs to take. ...

Adapting And Embracing Change

21st February 2020
Andrew Orriss, STA Assure Director for the Structural Timber Association (STA), discusses the organisations transformational journey and why adapting to change is crucial for those in the construction...

Climate Emergency

21st February 2020
NEW for 2020 Climate Emergency Conference is taking place on 16 June 2020 in Manchester. The event is designed to debate and share the work and ideas the construction sector is undertaking/implementing to decrease the sector's carbon emissions - to...

Cutting Through The UK Truss And Timber Frame Inudstry

21st February 2020
The latest installations of the Hundegger Turbo Drive machine at Kingdom Timber in Glenrothes and in Pinewood Structures in Gamlingay, are excellent examples of how the Turbo machine has been accepted in...

Be The Catalyst For Change

21st February 2020
Recent climate change demonstrations and government declarations make one thing clear - we must all come together to take action against the climate change challenges we are facing. Put simply, without...

CLT: The Road To Sustainable Construction

20th February 2020
As the UK's leading engineered timber specialist, B&K Structures are creating groundbreaking projects with outstanding sustainability credentials. The company's design team are leaders in the field,...

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