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Making a compelling case for timber systems

Until now, the greatest period of timber building was between 1200 and 1700 AD. Fast forward over 300 years and we are now truly realising the full capabilities of this strong, sustainable and technically-advanced structural solution. Here, Alex...
13th April 2017
 

Killyhevlin announce £1.4m investment in FastHouse lodges

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel in Co Fermanagh has announced a £1.4 million investment in fourteen new lakeside lodges constructed by FastHouse, a modular construction company based in Limavady.  The lodges, situated on the bank of the scenic...
12th April 2017
 

Housebuilders to benefit from new timber construction collaboration

A new collaboration in the engineered wood industry is paving the way for important product quality improvements and increased skills in wall, roof and floor construction for the benefit of housebuilders and developers. The Trussed Rafter...
10th April 2017
 

New Zaha Hadid designs unveiled for Eco Park

Ecotricity has revealed two concept designs by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Green Technology Hub at Eco Park, alongside unveiling a new ‘Gateway to Stroud’ at a business breakfast yesterday morning. Over one hundred businesses attending the...
6th April 2017
 

Stewart Milne looks to the southeast

Peter Keogh joins Stewart Milne Timber Systems after 10 years with SIPs Eco Panels, selling structural insulated panels. He started his career working as a house designer before moving into sales management. Stewart Milne Timber Systems sales...
6th April 2017
 

nHouse sets new standards for offsite construction

The nHouse modular housing solution was launched last week at MIPIM in Cannes, to positive industry acclaim, with prefabricated housing high on the agenda as a key way to providing volume housing. The nHouse, the ‘n’ standing for new, is an...
24th March 2017
 

Ten-point plan to hit the government’s housing targets

The Housing Forum has produced a ten-point advisory plan for the Government to ensure its 250,000 homes per annum target is met. The pan-industry group’s report, entitled ‘Future proofing housing supply’, proposes all planning applications...
21st March 2017
 

Timber Imports Keep Rising

Imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years, industry statistics show. Results from Timber Trade Federation members show that provisional totals for 2016 show an import volume of 9.8 million cubic metres of the...
21st March 2017
 

Farmer Review author speaks to UK trussed rafter sector

The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has told the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM. Mark...
6th March 2017
 

Construction must grasp collaboration

Construction is traditionally slow to embrace change. But in the face of skills shortages, materials shortages and rising demand, our sector needs to innovate and become more productive to support the delivery of ambitious national housebuilding...
6th March 2017
 

Green light for Birmingham's tallest flats

Construction is traditionally slow to embrace change. But in the face of skills shortages, materials shortages and rising demand, our sector needs to innovate and become more productive to support the delivery of ambitious national housebuilding...
6th March 2017
 

STRÖM ARCHITECTS BUILDS TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSE SURROUNDED BY ENGLISH WOODLAND

Located in south east england, this two-storey dwelling by Ström architects replaced a bungalow which dated back to the 1930s. the private house, named ‘woodpeckers’, is surrounded by fields and woodland, as well as a heavily-treed and...
3rd March 2017
 

DK-CM scoops go-ahead for timber market hall in Romford

Havering Council has approved this new timber-framed building designed by London-based practice DK-CM as part of the ongoing regeneration of Romford’s historic market place. Described as a new civic and commercial building, the Market House scheme...
1st March 2017
 

Martinsons to rise CLT production capacity up to 22,000m3 per year

Swedish Martinsons is now commissioning its new production line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). This will increase the company's production capacity for these construction components to a total of 22,000m3 per year. “Demand is strong. There is a...
1st March 2017
 

Kingspan TEK is the ideal choice for new mental health hospital

As part of an innovative £40 million mental health facility in the heart of Leigh, Greater Manchester, the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel and Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been installed. Designed by AFL...
27th February 2017
 
 
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