News

12 February 2016

A new website claims to demonstrate the sustainability of American hardwood timber by showing just how fast it grows back to replace harvested wood.

11 February 2016

The timber industry has gained a forum in the heart of the political arena with the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

9 February 2016

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to invest in staff, with its latest appointments strengthening the company’s presence in the Lincolnshire region.

8 February 2016

The Structural Timber Association (STA) took the debate around the potential for timber and offsite construction methods to make a positive contribution to housebuilding into the heart of Parliament when it organised a roundtable discussion of industry leaders.

5 February 2016

Vienna, Austria, is set to host the world’s tallest residential timber construction when the 24-storey HoHo building is completed in 2017.
The tallest timber building currently stands in Bergen, Norway, which is a residential hi-rise of 14 storeys.

3 February 2016

A modified wood material that has carved itself a reputation as a sustainable and enduring construction material is now moving into the garden – having been specified for a range of garden furniture.

2 February 2016

Norbord is to invest £95 million to modernise and nearly double capacity at its mill in Inverness, Scotland, where it produces oriented strand board (OSB).

1 February 2016

Timber as a component in hybrid construction methods will be one of many star attractions at the TRADA stand during Ecobuild 2016.

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Features

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

Across the UK, timber cladding is helping to make many a ruin habitable again, as Holly Squire discovers

Wood is the quintessential sustainable material, right? Well, in this modern global economy that entirely depends upon where it is grown and where it ends up being used, as the Grown In Britain campaign is keen to point out

Savvy retailers are learning that wood has a winning aesthetic for today’s more eco-conscious consumers, and given its innate sustainable credentials it means retail therapy doesn’t have to be quite such a guilty pleasure reports Mark Cantrell