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Structural Timber News

A New Normality

29th May 2020
During these unprecedented times, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, STA, considers what the UK construction industry could and should look like when the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. I try and look for positives in all...

Controlling Building Fabric Performance

28th May 2020
Understanding the roles and capabilities concerning natural fibre insulation (NFI) can add a new dimension to structural timber design. The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) highlight issues surrounding airtightness, vapour...

Demonstrating Effectiveness

27th May 2020
Joe Mazzon, Research Engineer at BSRIA outlines some of the ways that thermal imaging can improve energy efficiency in building design and provide tips for future structural success. It is well known that buildings account...

Push-Pull House: a CLT Solution

26th May 2020
Although a familiar sight in commercial settings, cross laminated timber (CLT) is also a superb structural system for modern housing – as seen in a newbuild family home designed by Cullinan Studio. Push-Pull House is a...

Timber: The sensible and sustainable choice

25th May 2020
Timber is the only construction material whose volume is increasing all the time with the material needed for a medium-size wooden high-rise growing in Finnish forests in 30 seconds. Metsä Group outline why timber should be a serious proposition...

Energy efficient to the core

22nd May 2020
As part of the Inside Offsite factory tour programme, timber building specialists Kingspan invited delegates from across the built environment to its North Yorkshire manufacturing facility to showcase its innovative Kingspan TEK® Building...

Threshold Apprehension

21st May 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government recently extended its consultation period on the use of combustible materials in buildings to 25 May. But pressure is still mounting on how the timber sector can continue to maintain a strong...

Securing safety and protection

20th May 2020
Marcus Saunders, Client Service Executive for construction at leading insurance broker and risk management expert Gallagher, tells us what new research from the  STA into fire safety could mean for insuring timber framed properties ...

Committed to building safety

19th May 2020
The Chancellor’s March budget was one that promised to deliver change and one of the areas where funding was announced  to propel change was building safety. Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) explains more....

Rewarding and Celebrating Excellence

18th May 2020
Over the last six years an astounding 400 companies have entered the Structural Timber Awards and 120 have picked up a trophy on the night. Winning an industry award is a huge boost and demonstrates to clients and competitors that you are a...

Hanging in the balance: what is the future for cross-laminated timber?

15th May 2020
The proposed combustibles ban could be devastating for the cross-laminated timber sector, but are the safety fears are justified? The future of large-scale timber buildings in England hangs in the balance. Next month, the...

Stewart Milne Timber Systems donates PPE to the NHS

14th May 2020
Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has donated vital personal protective equipment (PPE) from its Witney-based factory to help the NHS heroes battling the coronavirus outbreak The UK’s leading offsite timber frame manufacturer...

An In-Spired Design by ETS

13th May 2020
MiTek fabricator Engineered Timber Solutions (ETS) based near Shrewsbury are designing and supplying trusses and joists to a large site in Smethwick in the Midlands. Part of the project is a replacement roof for an existing building that...

Reflective membrane solution delivers thermal efficiency for large social housing development

12th May 2020
A combination of Protect TF200 Thermo, the low emissivity, insulating breather membrane and VC Foil Ultra, the internal air and vapour control layer from Protect Membranes has been specified and installed as part of an award winning, large...

Building Restrictions and the Unintended Consequences

4th May 2020
The engineered timber industry has been founded on the principles of advancing sustainable building technology. Led by innovators such as B&K Structures, the use of timber technology in UK construction has...

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