1 December 2015

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has issued a response to the Government’s plan to deliver new homes by calling for more joinery apprenticeships.

30 November 2015

The winner of winners in this year’s annual Wood Awards was The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects. As well as scooping the Private Category Award – it took home the coveted Arnold Laver Gold Award.

27 November 2015

Accoya wood found itself on the menu of materials for the construction of a beach side restaurant in a Netherlands resort town.

26 November 2015

Housebuilders broadly welcomed announcements by Chancellor George Osborne in yesterday's Spending Review to boost house building, but some worried that a lack of skills - among other things - might scupper his ambition.

24 November 2015

A recycling facility in Leeds, said to be the largest timber structure in Europe, has won its first award – and it hasn’t even opened yet.

20 November 2015

One of the UK’s largest suppliers of timber panel products is throwing its doors wide open for a day next month when it will be offering visitors a tour of its facilities.

19 November 2015

The Government should look to the benefits of timber-frame construction to speed up the delivery of new homes and tackle the UK’s housing shortage, according to the Structural Timber Association (STA).

18 November 2015

The German Association of Windows and Facades – Verband Fenster und Fassade (VFF) – has officially recognised and recommended Kebony as a suitable material for use with windows.

Syndicate content


As the world’s oldest construction material timber had somewhat fallen out of fashion but in recent years it has staged a spectacular come back with an increasing number of developers trying it on for size. So is it going to be the next big thing or it is just a fad? By Michelle Gordon

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

Wood is the quintessential sustainable material, right? Well, in this modern global economy that entirely depends upon where it is grown and where it ends up being used, as the Grown In Britain campaign is keen to point out