News

23 January 2015

The current chief executive of Sweden’s Handelsbanken, Pär Boman, has been put forward to succeed Sverker Martin-Löf as the chair of forest products company SCA.

22 January 2015

Truss manufacturer Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has welcomed the new year with the opening of a new branch in the North West of England.

20 January 2015

The quality and aesthetics of stairs are being showcased as a means of pushing the all-important stair safety message with the launch of a new website.

19 January 2015

The BRE has recognised the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) as a leader in setting industry standards by including its specifications in its Green Guide for the first time.

16 January 2015

Norman Berrill will support the expansion of Carl F Groupco’s window and door hardware supply services with a focus on aluminium and timber markets in his new role of business development director.

14 January 2015

A Lincolnshire timber company that normally caters to the housing market has designed, manufactured and erected a two-storey, 24-bed extension to a Premier Hotel in just 10 days.

13 January 2015

Media 10, organiser of UK Construction Week (UKCW), has further consolidated the construction industry’s exhibition marketplace with its acquisition of Timber Expo.

12 January 2015

Stora Enso has announced a new addition to its group leadership team with the appointment of Noel Morrin as executive vice president (EVP) of global responsibility.

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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