News

17 December 2014

A supplier of roof trusses has signed a regional deal with a retirement homes developer to supply and fit 12 of its sites over the next 18 months.

16 December 2014

A firm of architects has been fined for safety failings in the construction of a new timber frame care home in Hemlington.

15 December 2014

A manufacturer of outdoor play equipment is shifting to the use of Mountain Larch as the standard raw material used in its products.

12 December 2014

The president of WWF-UK, the Prince of Wales, has urged British businesses to ensure that the UK market for wood-based products is harnessed to help protect the world’s forests from deforestation.

11 December 2014

The chief executive of a UK kitchen manufacturer has declared “business as usual” after the firm was sold to a Swedish company in a deal worth £34 million.

10 December 2014

The use of wood in specific construction applications will be on the agenda for a series of in-house practice sessions BM TRADA is organising for architects and engineers.

9 December 2014

British Gypsum has followed up its eight environmental product declarations (EPDs) with its new life cycle assessment (LCA) guide aimed at specifiers.

8 December 2014

A gate manufacturer in Tameside, Greater Manchester, has been fined £10,000 for continuing to use two unprotected circular saws despite a formal warning to fit them with guards.

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Features

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

Could the answer to the housing crisis lie in a load of old rubbish?

When it comes to designing products for durability, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) has encountered a disturbing lack of knowledge, prompting a call for tighter specifications

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA), looks back at what has been a busy year for the new organisation