News

29 July 2016

Investment in its core business to build on its strengths is reaping benefits for the Timbmet Group as the company reports its third year of stabilising revenues and improving gross and net profitability.

28 July 2016

Kebony is showing that Oslo’s ambitious Fjord City harbour regeneration project is a walk in the water park, as the project makes the most of its durability, sustainability, and aesthetic qualities.

27 July 2016

A two-storey rowing centre on lake Rotsee in Switzerland has been clad in Accoya to help it blend in with the surroundings and protect it from the elements.

26 July 2016

Truss manufacturer Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has appointed Jason McAteer as general manager (GM) of its Andover branch in Hampshire.

22 July 2016

A company specializing in anti-slip timber decking has appointed its first national accounts manager to develop and grow its sales to the merchant sector.

21 July 2016

A new KFC restaurant in Manchester, UK, has scored a first for the global food retailer having incorporated the modified timber material Accoya into its first two-storey outlet.

20 July 2016

Sweden’s sawn timber businesses are gaining ground in China after industry organisation Swedish Wood took part in a furniture fair at the inland city of Chengdu, where there is said to be a tremendous potential market for exporters to develop.

19 July 2016

Steve Purcell has joined Lomax + Wood as regional sales director. He will be based at the company’s Essex showroom and administrative offices.

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Features

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

Hospitals have a rather austere reputation, but the use of timber engineering is helping them to lighten up, creating facilities that can cater to our sense of mental well-being as much as our physical healthcare needs

Across the UK, timber cladding is helping to make many a ruin habitable again, as Holly Squire discovers