25 October 2016

A starter home concept built out of used coffee cups – well, not quite – was praised for its radical ingenuity by industry experts at Grand Designs Live.

24 October 2016

A self-build system using timber-frame modules that can be assembled to make a two-bedroom home for less than £50,000 has won the 2016 ‘Starter Home on a Shoestring’ ideas competition.

21 October 2016

Sara Wigglesworth Architects (SWA) proved the big winner on the night, when it scooped the prize for Best Education Project– and took home the Judges’ Choice Award too – at this year’s Structural Timber Awards ceremony.

20 October 2016

Offsite manufacturing offers the construction industry a “clear way forward” in meeting the challenges presented to it by the Farmer Review, according to a senor figure at Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

19 October 2016

The designers commissioned to create an exclusive set of beach huts for private clients in Dorset opted for Medite Tricoya Extreme to ensure they remained proof against the rigours of a coastal climate.

18 October 2016

Exova BM TRADA will be hosting a timber frame for engineers course early next month, which aims to cover the fundamentals of the construction method not just for engineers but also for designers and architects.

17 October 2016

Next year’s Ecobuild will have a definitive city vibe, the organisers have revealed, with the traditional exhibition plan thrown out in favour of a street-style layout and distinct destinations.

14 October 2016

Liam Martin, 19, scooped the prize in W16’s very first woodworking and joinery competition, the W Challenge, with his skills at creating a curved door panel.

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