News

26 August 2016

A new school in Swindon has provided a lesson in offsite timber construction after taking only three weeks to erect the basic shell of the £3.6 million scheme.

24 August 2016

Ecobuild 2017 has launched an industry-wide call for research that highlights the latest UK built environment innovations, to showcase at this year’s exhibition.

22 August 2016

Kebony has been used to artistic effect to clad an open-door workshop and exhibition space for artists overlooking the port of Tyskerhavn in the town of Hvide Sande, Denmark.

19 August 2016

An urban park in Sweden has weathered its first year in style thanks to its use of the modified wood material, Kebony.

18 August 2016

One of the UK’s largest suppliers of timber and panel products is inviting the trade to its Gloucestershire facility for a behind-the-scenes look at its operations.

17 August 2016

Accoya has helped a newbuild apartment block inspired by the Wilhelminian architecture of the 20th Century fulfil its passivhaus credentials.

16 August 2016

Students Laila Alawneh and Yliana Cristova from Aalborg University in Denmark scooped the £3,000 top prize in this year’s TRADA National Student Design Competition (NSDC) with their entry, ‘The Leaf’.

15 August 2016

Accoya modified wood has been put to good use in the renovation of a conference centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of Spain’s Basque Country.

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Features

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why timber businesses should be embracing the technology

It can be all too easy to lose sight of critical fire safety features, either because they’re in plain sight and taken for granted, or because they are hidden away in a building’s fabric – but passive fire protection is far too important to let it slip into the back of the mind

Cladding isn’t just cosmetic. It’s where practical design meets aesthetic desire to create buildings that not only catch the eye, but provide places we’re comfortable to be

Hospitals have a rather austere reputation, but the use of timber engineering is helping them to lighten up, creating facilities that can cater to our sense of mental well-being as much as our physical healthcare needs