News

29 September 2016

A roof truss supplier has marked the fruits of a £1.5 million investment with the official opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

28 September 2016

Kebony wood has proved the sustainable – and doubtless suitably rugged – choice for a playground at a school in northern Denmark.

27 September 2016

Cheshire’s Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is backing Fire Safety Week with a simple message – that they can and do save lives and prevent fire.

26 September 2016

A Chichester-based timber and builders merchant has unveiled its new, improved timber mill with a special launch event.

23 September 2016

Crucial issues for the UK’s woodland sector will be under discussion at next month’s National Wood Fuel Conference.

21 September 2016

A modified timber construction material has been used to create a flagship eco-building for this year’s London Design Festival.

20 September 2016

The projects that made it onto the shortlist for this year’s Wood Awards will be on display at the London Olympia this week.

16 September 2016

Södra has set itself an ambitious set of sustainability goals, setting them on an equal footing with its financial targets, as it seeks to become a leader in the shift towards a so-called bioeconomy.

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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