News

20 October 2014

The dates for a series of regional timber frame seminars aimed at architects and engineers has been announced.

14 October 2014

The Timber Expo exhibition this year has proved the most successful in its four year history, according to organisers, with over 6,000 visitors to the show.

13 October 2014

Sales of British wood products are up 7% marking a step change in wood culture across the UK and significant progress since the Grown in Britain initiative launched in 2013.

9 October 2014

Accoya, the high performance modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, is proving popular for projects in Edinburgh’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage site.

7 October 2014

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, a riverside park in New York City decked in sustainable Kebony wood, has been recognised in the General Design category at the American Society of Landscape Architects Awards.

3 October 2014

The latest figures from the Structural Timber Association (STA) have revealed a record number of orders for the sector in the last year with some companies seeing a 100% increase in business.

1 October 2014

BSW Timber welcomed the Forestry Commissioners and Forestry Commission Scotland’s National Committee to its Fort William mill this week in a drive to highlight the importance of home grown timber to the company’s UK operations.

29 September 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile rooflight to the ground below.

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Features

When it comes to designing products for durability, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) has encountered a disturbing lack of knowledge, prompting a call for tighter specifications

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA), looks back at what has been a busy year for the new organisation

A serious brick shortage in the UK has seen many house builders turn to materials such as timber but what will the long-term implications of the shift be for the timber industry and the wider construction sector?

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood