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CSIC and Structural Timber Association Form Partnership to Boost Innovation in the Timber Sector

18th April 2019
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Structural Timber Association (STA) have announced they are joining forces to support structural timber businesses across the UK to innovate and grow. CSIC is an industry-led, demand-driven...
 

Sevenoaks Modular to invest £6.5m in regenerating Metal Box site in Neath

15th April 2019
Sevenoaks Modular, a Neath-based specialist in timber frame construction, aims to invest some £6.5 million in acquiring and regenerating a large part of the iconic industrial site in Neath.  Known locally as the Metal Box factory, it is...
 

Stewart Milne Timber Systems responds to Future Homes Standard

15th April 2019
In response to last week’s Spring Statement and The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement that the government will introduce a Future Homes Standard by 2025, Alex Goodfellow, group managing director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems and board...
 

Robotic CLT manufacturing project launched

15th April 2019
A new method for constructing homes using robots is being researched by a collaboration between Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), timber engineering firm Glulam Solutions, and Robert Gordon University (RGU). The project will focus...
 

World’s tallest timber building completed in Norway

15th April 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 also the...
 

CCG 'pushes boundaries' with new Glasgow affordable homes

15th April 2019
An innovative new affordable housing project has been completed in the Kinning Park area of Glasgow. Admiral Street, located adjacent to Paisley Road West in the south of the city, was once home to a confectionary factory in the mid-1900s and had...
 

Lendlease CLT plans put on hold amid Regulation change uncertainty

15th April 2019
Lendlease’s design and technical boss has said the firm is avoiding the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) due to uncertainty in the building regulations. Lucy Homer, Lendlease’s general manager for design and technical, said the firm –...
 

Structural Timber Association Welcomes New STA Assure Director

12th April 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 STA Assure...
 

Defining Quality

10th April 2019
Striving for quality in construction, not least in housing, has been a mantra ever since the first ever brick was laid. But customer confidence has been knocked in recent times as standards around build quality have been found wanting, even from...
 

Take Advantage of the Offsite Opportunity of the Year

8th April 2019
This pivotal industry event has been launched to inform the wider construction industry about the rapidly growing offsite manufacturing sector. Offsite Expo is designed to be the most dynamic construction event of the year, featuring a combination...
 

Three is the magic number for new modular housing scheme

15th March 2019
An innovative combination of three reflective, low emissivity wall construction membranes from Protect Membranes has been used to deliver the magic formula for a flagship affordable housing scheme in Swansea on behalf of Gwalia Housing / Pobl Group,...
 

Traditional Versus Modern – the Kit Malthouse Debate Resumes at Explore Offsite Housing

14th March 2019
On the 27 March at the QEII in London, the UK Housing Minister Kit Malthouse will address an audience of construction professionals at the Explore Offsite Housing conference.  In February 2018 the Ministry for Housing announced an extra £45...
 

STA Health & Safety Policy Wins 2019 Offsite Award

7th March 2019
A record number of over 400 construction professionals gathered at ExCel, London to celebrate the 2019 Offsite Awards. As one of the most vibrant industry networking events of the year, the Offsite Awards celebrate product and service...
 

STA Health & Safety Policy Wins 2019 Offsite Award

7th March 2019
A record number of over 400 construction professionals gathered at ExCel, London to celebrate the 2019 Offsite Awards. As one of the most vibrant industry networking events of the year, the Offsite Awards celebrate product and service...
 

Shake-up at top is chance for company to double number of homes

4th March 2019
With big changes afoot for the company next month Stewart Milne, its executive chairman, said he felt the group was “moving into a new phase”, and aims to double the number of homes it produces each year. It was announced in early 2019 that...
 

 
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