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Saint Gobain Acquires SIG Roofspace Solutions to Deliver More Offsite Manufactured Solutions for Housebuilders

18th December 2018
Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland completed the acquisition of SIG Roofspace Solutions on the 14th December 2018. The business, set-up in 2008 provides a turn-key panelised roofing and room-in-roof solution to house builders. Mike Chaldecott,...
 

UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems

14th December 2018
Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m. The UK Timber Research and...
 

Modular building specialist goes into administration

12th December 2018
The Invergordon, Scotland based firm specialised in eco-friendly, low cost residential and commercial accommodation modules. The company ran into trading and cashflow difficulties as it was nearing completion of a major project for the...
 

Barratt Homes & Stewart Milne continue to deliver offsite construction

6th December 2018
The two companies joined forces to deliver sustainable housing through alternative offsite methods of construction In order to deliver an increased volume of houses to meet market demand, Barratt Developments initiated a review to find the best...
 

Housing associations seek funding for modern construction methods

4th December 2018
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has entered into a new partnership whose aims include helping members make greater use of approaches such as offsite construction and BIM. The partnership with the Construction Scotland...
 

"Early signs" of housebuilders adopting MMC

4th December 2018
There are “early signs” that the housebuilding and the wider construction sector are starting to adopt modern methods of construction (MMC) after years of being urged to do so. That’s according to Mark Farmer, who published his review of UK...
 

Homes England chair: We can't hit 300,000 with current model

4th December 2018
Homes England chairman Sir Edward Lister has said the industry needs to change its model in order to hit the government’s target of 300,000 homes a year.  Speaking on day one of the CN Summit, Sir Edward said modern methods of construction...
 

TRADA conference instructs and inspires

3rd December 2018
TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference attracted around 200 delegates including many architects, structural engineers, academics involved in timber engineering research and development, plus some suppliers. The November 15 conference –...
 

Lendlease's CLT 10-storey building opens in Brisbane

3rd December 2018
Lendlease is celebrating the opening of Australia’s tallest timber-constructed commercial building, 25 King in Brisbane. The 10-storey 45m-tall structure, built using glue-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT), was designed by...
 

BIM and construction industry culture: Change for good

3rd December 2018
We hear a lot about the benefits of digital transformation and BIM in the construction industry – but in order to truly realise the benefits, we must first accept the cultural and behavioural changes necessary, argues Andrew Carpenter of...
 

Anthony Thistleton: ‘Architecture is political; it’s time for the timber revolution’

3rd December 2018
Anthony Thistleton, founding partner of Waugh Thistleton Architects, explains why the age of concrete is over and why engineered timber is a solution to the biggest issue of our age ‘You don’t start a revolution by fighting the state but by...
 

Stewart Milne Group invests £250,000 in developing talent

3rd December 2018
Stewart Milne Group has invested over £250,000 in bringing out the best in leadership and managerial skills for 128 managers Delivered by their training partner, Edinburgh Consultants Group, Stewart Milne Group has developed a managerial training...
 

Norbord helps housing development for UK troops

3rd December 2018
Norbord’s popular flooring solution, CaberDek, was used during an Army Basing Programme project in Tidworth, Wiltshire. The Army Basing Programme provides housing and improved facilities to Service personnel, helping over 100 Army units to...
 

Comfortable Living launches online modular homes design tool

3rd December 2018
Modular housing specialist Comfortable Living has launched its online customisation tool, ‘Home Builder’ to help tackle the UK’s housing crisis by providing modular homes The online ‘build tool’ is said to give customers and home buyers...
 

Countryside revenue tops £1bn as completions soar

3rd December 2018
Essex-based Countryside Properties expects average home build times to be slashed from 14 weeks to 10 weeks when its new closed-panel timber frame factory in Warrington gets into full swing early next year. The private house building and...
 

 
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Mary Riley Associates
Pocket Guide
Kiwa
Saint Gobain
Stackhouse Poland
Mary Riley Associates
Pocket Guide
Kiwa
Saint Gobain
Stackhouse Poland