News

7 June 2017

Councils, businesses and professionals workings with the timber industry are being called upon to support a campaign to highlight the need to source timber responsibly.

6 June 2017

A giant tree that will be built for environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace at this year’s Glastonbury Festival will showcase the use of SMARTPLY OSB.

2 June 2017

Howarth at Home, a specialist division of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, has won an award for its work promoting and selling the Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection.

26 May 2017

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme has launched a new guide to assist stair designers, manufacturers and building professionals involved in the design and specification of common timber stairs for the UK market.

24 May 2017

A trip to Hexham and Prudhoe in North East England gave timber industry delegates and their customers an opportunity to see the harvesting and certification of forest products in action.

22 May 2017

A cabin built out of Kebony is said to offer a view like no other, but then it is situated at the foot of Europe’s greatest mountain plateau amidst Norway’s largest National Park.

19 May 2017

Stora Enso has been commissioned to supply cross-laminated timber (CLT) products to one of the largest wood construction projects in the Nordic countries.

18 May 2017

An offsite construction system for new homes that combines elements of traditional build with more innovative approaches has been developed in a unique industry collaboration.

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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