News

24 February 2015

As treehouses go, it’s rather more terrestrial than arboreal, but that hasn’t stopped the architects invoking the “essence” of such a structure for a three-storey house built in Hampstead, London.

20 February 2015

A luxury villa overlooking Norwegian capital Oslo is making use of Kebony to provide a combination of environmental sustainability with modern class.

19 February 2015

A Hartlepool joinery firm made the most of a visit from Iain Wright MP to discuss business and skills in the woodworking industry.

17 February 2015

A Blackburn couple got more than they bargained for when they bought a new kitchen from Howarth Timber and Building Supplies – they won over £1,000 worth of high street vouchers in the company’s special birthday competition.

13 February 2015

BM TRADA has released the dates for a series of free half-day seminars that will explain the duties of the responsible person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO).

12 February 2015

Roof truss manufacturer Pasquill has reorganised its management structure to build on investment it has made to deliver profitable and sustainable growth into the future.

11 February 2015

A new trade association is to launch in June to represent both the woodworking and timber industries together.

9 February 2015

BM TRADA is urging people book early for its Fire Doors Explained CPD seminars since the first of its events this year rapidly sold out.

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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