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Pasquill creates bespoke hexadecagon roof for Loch-side holiday home

15th January 2021
Pasquill, the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses, has created an intricate system of timber roofing for a dream holiday home near the picturesque village of Plockton, part of the Scottish Highlands. This...
 

Taylor Lane timber frame aids fast track completion of service family homes

15th January 2021
Taylor Lane Timber Frame is pleased to announce that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) housing scheme across Salisbury Plain Training Area is now complete. In a little over two and half years, main contractor...
 

Södra diversifies its UK range of flame retardant treated timber products

2nd December 2020
Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has diversified its range of flame retardant treated timber products available to the UK market, with its C260 and C260 Xterior.    For centuries, timber has been...
 

Norbord leads the way with carbon negative status

2nd December 2020
Norbord now holds a net carbon negative status across all its products and operations, locking up more CO2 than it emits. Leading the way in tackling the issue of climate change, the company’s four European sites and three product ranges sequester...
 

Why lenders shouldn’t overlook Modern Methods of Construction projects

27th November 2020
John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate at Aldermore bank, explores the importance of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in an evolving industry. Modern Methods of Construction are increasingly being used in the...
 

Trees Vital for Post-COVID Wellbeing

19th November 2020
The government’s England Tree Strategy must be clear in setting out the role of trees in supporting biodiversity and public health post-COVID-19, says the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The strategy, due to be...
 

Timber Traders Urged to Prepare for January 2021

19th November 2020
Businesses trading timber between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) are being urged by the UK Government to take action to ensure they are prepared for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. The...
 

Next generation roofing underlay offers superior air permeability and strong wind uplift resistance

19th November 2020
Building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has launched Viking Air, an independently certified air and vapour permeable (LR) roofing underlay for cold and warm pitched roofs.   By delivering class-leading air and vapour...
 

Södra launches 360ᴼ video transporting viewers to its Swedish forestry operation

18th November 2020
Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has launched a landmark immersive experience that transports viewers to its world-leading Swedish forestry operation. Using the latest 360ᴼ video technology, Södra’s...
 

Documented evidence needed to support MMC, says expert

18th November 2020
MMC projects employ a set of relatively new skills in UK construction. In this blog, Hemsec examine the need for greater skills in estimating for MMC, and for a range of documented evidence of the benefits, to support the delivery of these new...
 

Tackling the housing shortage: Wind and watertight in a day

17th November 2020
With the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes project reaching the halfway stage, project director Stewart Dalgarno provides an update on its progress to date and the next stage of the journey: In 2019, the annual...
 

TTF and TRADA announce MOU

16th November 2020
The Governing Boards of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to align the strategies and activities of each organisation with...
 

Viking Air - Glidevale Protects New Air & Vapour Permeable Roofing Underlay

16th November 2020
VIKing Air -Glidevale Protect’s new air & vapour permeable roofing underlay Building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has launched Viking Air, an independently certified air and vapour permeable (LR) roofing underlay for cold and...
 

BoKlok build system wins NHBC accreditation

12th November 2020
Ikea-owned modular start-up one of the first to use NHBC’s new system for certifying off-site build Part Ikea-owned modular housing developer BoKlok has had its system approved by the NHBC under its new service for assessing MMC build system....
 

Silver Service - Looking Back Over 25 Issues of ST Magazine!

10th November 2020
As we celebrate 25 editions of Structural Timber Magazine, we thought we would take a quick flick through some back issues and pick out some memorable moments from the many industry developments and projects we have featured. Since its first...
 

 
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