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Timber Faces the Heat of Combustibles Ban

14th February 2019
The timber sector is up in arms over the Government’s ban on combustibles in new high-rise buildings – but how will the ruling impact the market? Stephen Cousins reports. The UK stands at the forefront of a revolution in engineered timber...
 

Knauf Insulation appoints Neil Hargreaves as Managing Director

13th February 2019
Knauf Insulation has appointed Neil Hargreaves as its new Managing Director for the Northern Europe region. In his new role, Neil will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. ...
 

CF Møller rethinks CLT use for Robin Hood Gardens replacement scheme

13th February 2019
CF Møller is rethinking the use of engineered timber for its scheme to replace Robin Hood Gardens following the government’s ban on combustible cladding materials for tall buildings. The practice was appointed in 2017 for the redevelopment of...
 

How is the CLT industry responding to the combustibles ban?

11th February 2019
Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings. But now the nascent industry is fighting back, reports Joey Gardiner. When...
 

Contractor buys modular specialist from administrators

11th February 2019
Local contractor Pat Munro has bought timber modular building specialist Carbon Dynamic. The Invergordon, Scotland based firm went into administration in early December with the loss of 40 jobs. Administrators Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs of...
 

Testing times: the ban on CLT is a case of negative perceptions

11th February 2019
The most damaging aspect of this ban is the impact it could have on innovation more generally with potentially negative implications for adoption of modern methods of construction. When the government announced details of its combustible cladding...
 

Södra launches new digital hub for UK customers

30th January 2019
Södra, the UK’s market-leading supply partners of structural timber and engineered wood products, has launched a brand-new website for its UK timber customers. The site, which went live on Tuesday 22 January, will serve as an...
 

New "innovative building techniques and materials" speeding up building of four new schools in North Wales

28th January 2019
THE latest innovative methods are being used to build four new school buildings across north Wales Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction is working on projects on Ysgol Santes Dwynwen, Anglesey, Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ysgol Carreg Emlyn,...
 

The STA is Looking to Appoint New Director to Support STA Assure

23rd January 2019
The Structural Timber Association’s STA Assure Membership and Quality Standards Scheme has gone from strength to strength and has now received formal recognition from the NHBC and seven of the industry’s leading structural warranty and building...
 

Swedish timber firm flags up concern over impact of no-deal Brexit on Northern Ireland customers

23rd January 2019
Södra’s concerns add to growing worries about getting products to sites if UK crashes out of EU A Swedish materials firm has told Building it has no idea how much it will cost to get its product to Northern Ireland when the UK leaves the EU...
 

New Managing Director for Glasgow Construction Company

22nd January 2019
One of Scotland’s most established building companies has appointed a new managing director. CCG – the Cambuslang-based firm which specialise in creating sustainable and environmentally-friendly residential and commercial properties using...
 

Do you want to be recognised as a leader and innovator in the structural timber sector?

16th January 2019
The 2018 Structural Timber Awards truly made its mark on the timber industry rewarding outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people promoting excellence in structural timber across the UK. Returning for 2019, the Structural...
 

Protect Membranes installed in award winning education project

19th December 2018
A combination of Protect construction membranes has been supplied and installed at Glasdir School, a modern school building constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards using BIM Level 2. Built by Wynne Construction and designed by architects...
 

Architects Urge Government to Consider Environmental Cost of Timber Building Restrictions

19th December 2018
Engineered timber products such as cross-laminated timber must be exempt from the UK government's ban on combustible cladding materials, as they are essential in the global battle against climate change, say architects. Waugh Thistleton...
 

Modular building specialist goes into administration

19th December 2018
Timber modular building specialist Carbon Dynamic has fallen into administration with the loss of 40 jobs. The Invergordon, Scotland based firm specialised in eco-friendly, low cost residential and commercial accommodation modules. The company...
 

 
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