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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
 

STRĂ–M 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
 

Footballer's eco homes business goes into administration

An eco-friendly homes business owned by former Premiership footballer Garry Flitcroft has fallen into administration. Flitcraft Ecobuild was set-up by the ex-Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers star in 2014. The timber frame specialist...
23rd February 2017
 

Hemsec SIPs Support Floating Homes Project

Nieuwenhuis Bouw, a Netherlands-based property builder and maintenance company, has specified a SIPS solution from Hemsec for its Grafhorst project. The Grafhorst project is a ‘floating home’ residential scheme made up of ten 12 metre high,...
21st February 2017
 

Clearing the Path for Structural Timber

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA) discusses the defined pathway to an increasing use of structural timber and the Association’s key aims for 2017. In light of the recent Farmer Review, which...
21st February 2017
 

Work to start Scotland's tallest timber building

The Glasgow development will consist of 42 flats built from cross laminate timber in a building rising to seven storeys. Located on Ellerslie Road in Yoker the building will also have stunning views over the River Clyde. CLT is a form of structural...
20th February 2017
 

Simpson Launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its website. Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit...
16th February 2017
 

Rise of CLT sees demand for new training

Due to the increase in popularity of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) constructions, expert training provider, Exova BM TRADA has developed a new training course for spring/summer 2017. CLT has seen a rapid growth as a method of construction in recent...
14th February 2017
 
 
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