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22 May 2015

A modified wood said to be a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods has been used in the construction of an extension to a school in Denmark.

21 May 2015

WWF-UK has urged UK companies to check the sourcing of their wood to ensure it is legal, after publishing a study that raises concerns about some businesses’ ability to prove the provenance of their supply.

20 May 2015

A timber and buildings supply firm has launched its own online training academy in an effort to improve the UK building industry’s knowledge and skills base.

19 May 2015

A private holiday retreat in the North of England has been decked out in Accoya wood to provide an attractive finish tough enough to deal with the varied local climate.

18 May 2015

Industry association TRADA is to coordinate the Timber Focus seminars presenting a wide range of topical discussions for visitors to Timber EXPO later this year as part of UK Construction Week.

15 May 2015

Wood is very much in the limelight at next month’s VISION London event with the use of timber in architecture, design and technology set to feature through the event’s 100-strong seminar programme.

14 May 2015

BM TRADA has been acquired by Exova Group plc for a sum of approximately £22 million.

13 May 2015

A manufacturer of hardwood flooring is moving into the energy business having established a partnership with Raggnar Power.

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Timber In Construction talks to the woman who is bringing ancient timbers recovered from the depths of an alligator-infested Panamanian Lake to the UK market

Thanks to the development of engineered timber, wooden ‘plyscrapers’ could soon be dominating the skylines, reports Holly Squire

The Passive House concept promises low-carbon living that doesn’t cost the Earth, and the way it is gaining ground around the world demonstrates that such claims are far from being so much hot air

A new campaign highlighting the green credentials of timber as a construction material is bringing a whole new meaning to the term carbon footprint