News

27 March 2015

The organisers of UK Construction Week are offering the chance to win two tickets to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone – in return for taking part in a pre-election survey.

26 March 2015

A 100-year-old family firm is looking to grow on the back of a revival in the housebuilding sector by investing in state-of-the-art machinery.

25 March 2015

BM TRADA has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Aileen Ellmers as senior client advisor for Building and Product Services.

24 March 2015

Metsä Wood is looking to introduce France to the merits of Accoya with a range of decking and cladding made from the material.

23 March 2015

The Passiv House Institute has introduced two new categories for its building certification to give further guidance to contractors.

20 March 2015

The Chancellor’s Budget this week failed to address the low carbon economy and the housing crisis, both of which have long-term implications for the UK economy and society, according to the executive director of Wood for Good.

19 March 2015

The head of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of being more interested in "hunting" for votes in yesterday's Budget than in supporting construction and manufacturing businesses.

18 March 2015

Scotland’s transport minister, Derek Mackay MSP, has visited a BSW Timber sawmill in Fort William to mark the launch of a shipping service that is helping the company to boost its sales in the south of England.

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

Timber might be an ancient building material, but as these eye-catching projects demonstrate it readily combines its natural versatility with engineering innovation to create a future-proof construction solution

Canary Wharf is well-known for being home to a host of striking modern buildings but a new addition to its skyline is causing quite a stir

The failure of fire retardant treatments to perform when a blaze breaks out could see the companies and individuals involved in the design and construction of the building brought before the courts. Jacqui Hughes, fire retardants manager at Lonza Wood Protection, outlines how to ensure that your fire retardant protected timbers are fully compliant