News

29 September 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile rooflight to the ground below.

26 September 2014

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of softwood windows and doorsets has secured British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Kitemark certification.

24 September 2014

Timber systems manufacturer the Stewart Milne Group has landed a Gold Medal Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after winning an occupational health and safety award for the fifth year running.

24 September 2014

New build homes in the UK could be effective carbon ‘banks’, capturing and storing nearly 4 million tonnes of CO2 every year if housing targets were met through timber-frame construction, new research from the timber industry’s sustainability campaign has revealed.

23 September 2014

With student numbers rising, the pressure is on to accommodate them, but factory built timber systems are helping to meet demand by revolutionising the delivery of halls of residence, according to industry experts.

22 September 2014

BM Trada has updated its free DVD explaining the fire resistance testing process for passive fire protection products.

19 September 2014

Forest products industry analyst RISI has appointed John Turland as its new senior international timber economist.

18 September 2014

The 30 shortlisted entries in this year’s national Wood Awards are on display at Earls Court, London, as part of 100% Design, which forms part of the London Design Festival.

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Features

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

A serious brick shortage in the UK has seen many house builders turn to materials such as timber but what will the long-term implications of the shift be for the timber industry and the wider construction sector?

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood