News

24 October 2014

A timber merchant has been recognised for its commitment to staff training with a major industry award.

23 October 2014

Norway’s Kebony is all set for international expansion after securing €8 million of investment capital.

22 October 2014

Apprentice Gary Abel is proving his worth at Lonza Wood Protection, where he is learning the ropes as part of the team providing engineering field support services to its treatment customers.

21 October 2014

Architecture and design practice Broadway Malyan has taken a tour of the sites in Barcelona during a study trip hosted by Timberplay.

20 October 2014

The dates for a series of regional timber frame seminars aimed at architects and engineers has been announced.

14 October 2014

The Timber Expo exhibition this year has proved the most successful in its four year history, according to organisers, with over 6,000 visitors to the show.

13 October 2014

Sales of British wood products are up 7% marking a step change in wood culture across the UK and significant progress since the Grown in Britain initiative launched in 2013.

9 October 2014

Accoya, the high performance modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, is proving popular for projects in Edinburgh’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage site.

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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