News

17 January 2017

A palliative care hospice in Copenhagen has made use of Kebony wood to help create a “warm and protective atmosphere” for its patients.

13 January 2017

A senior figure from one France’s leading softwood sawmillers and manufacturers has been appointed as a new industry member to PEFC’s UK board.

12 January 2017

The A Proctor Group has expanded its commercial build sector sales team with the appointment two new appointments.

11 January 2017

Mike Lomas has joined BSW Timber as its new UK operations director.

10 January 2017

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has chosen Cancer Research UK as its charity partner for 2017/18.

9 January 2017

With the cost of timber rising by 20% since Brexit, two thirds of builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the falling value of the pound and this in turn is hitting the pockets of homeowners, new research reveals.

4 January 2017

Crest Nicholson has been recognised for sustainable timber procurement and efforts to minimise deforestation with an A- award for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score.

21 December 2016

In possibly the only building of its kind in the UK, Hackney-based architect Andrew Leckenby has integrated a real-life tree into a newly-constructed garden room extension.

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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