News

30 July 2014

Six teams of university students from across the UK have been shortlisted in TRADA’s National Student Design Competition.

25 July 2014

A Manchester-based engineering consultancy is embarking on a two and a half year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

24 July 2014

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and British Woodworking Federation (BWF) are consulting their respective members on plans to form a joint company headed by a single chief executive.

22 July 2014

Collite, Ireland's state-owned natural resources company, has secured approval for a €59m (£46.6m) investment in its SmartPly facility at Belview, Waterford.

21 July 2014

Timber merchant Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has appointed Jack Lomas at its Rochdale-based GreenHouse as it continues to expand its centre for sustainability.

17 July 2014

Lowestoft’s Grove Primary School has launched the first ever Eco Classroom, which will collect and reuse 21,600 litres of rainwater per year.

15 July 2014

Offsite construction will be critical to speeding up the delivery of new affordable housing for councils and housing association, according to a timber industry expert.

15 July 2014

The architects behind a prestigious project to refurbish the German Embassy in Washington DC have chosen to use modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies.

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Features

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal considers what refurbishment under the Government’s current energy drive will mean for the waste supply chain

The velodrome at the heart of the London Olympics is moving on to a bright new future thanks in part to the way the timber that went into it was treated

Why is retrofit in the UK relatively slow to take off, compared with other countries? Peter Baber finds out

Decking first became a popular garden feature over a decade ago. How has it fared since then? Warren Dudding gives his view