News

9 December 2016

Delegates from across the industry gathered in London recently for the Confederation of Timber Industry’s (CTI) inaugural conference, followed by a Parliamentary drinks reception with MPs.

8 December 2016

A Merseyside landlord offered housing minister Gavin Barwell a glimpse into the future of housebuilding during a site visit to Belle Vale where it’s assembling new factory-made modular homes.

6 December 2016

The forestry and wood products sector has enjoyed healthy growth, achieving £9.5bn in turnover, according to the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) 2016 statistical review.

5 December 2016

Two Victorian tollbooths in Brighton have been carefully recreated using Accoya as part of the launch of the world’s first vertical cable car.

1 December 2016

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has demonstrated it knows how to put on a show, with over 1,000 delegates and exhibitors from across the building trade signifying a successful trade day.

29 November 2016

Climate change will drive the growth in the use of wood protection technology and this means the timber industry can expect this to result in changes to British Standards and Building Regulations, says the Wood Protection Association (WPA).

28 November 2016

A garden room built in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, has not only proved a showcase for homegrown Scottish timber, but a chance for BSW Timber to show what it can do with the material.

25 November 2016

Metsä Wood has revealed the winners of its international “City Above the City” competition for young architects to design wooden extensions to urban centres.

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Features

With an increased emphasis on modern methods of construction and the benefits of off-site manufacturing, the steel industry is increasingly developing new systems for homes of the future, writes Phil Bloomfield, and he says it could even challenge the dominance of timber-framed houses in the years to come

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