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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

Construction of Kebony's Belgian factory begins

A groundbreaking event has been held to mark the start of construction of Kebony’s new factory in the Flanders region of Belgium. This event was held a year after Kebony announced that €19.05m (£16.25m) had been raised to build the...
13th February 2017

Archwood Group appoints Tony Miles as new CEO

The Archwood Group has announced the appointment of Tony Miles as the company’s new chief executive, with effect from February 1. Mr Miles joins Archwood from International Timber, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, where he has...
10th February 2017

New Timbmet owner hints at further acquisitions

New Timbmet owner The Hadleigh Timber Group has hinted at further timber sector acquisitions in the near future. Hadleigh chairman Martyn Meade has told TTJ the company has already been in discussions with other sector players with a view to making...
10th February 2017

Tallest wood-framed building in the Netherlands wins a WAN award

There is a lot to love about Patch22, the tallest wood building in the Netherlands, which just won a World Architecture News Residential award as best building of 2016. The 100 foot tall, seven storey building in an Amsterdam industrial...
10th February 2017

Aiming for Extreme Energy Efficiency

After years of investment in trusted machinery from AutoRIM – Hennecke, Scotframe – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of timber frame structures – has expanded the Val-U-Therm® brand to push home energy efficiency and heating comfort...
9th February 2017

Knauf AQUAPANEL Exterior saves time and money with early specification

Castleoak Group have saved both time and money with early specification of Knauf AQUAPANEL Exterior at the design stage of a 60-bed care home in Winnersh. Designers were able to reduce the size and weight requirements of the foundations due to...
9th February 2017

Upwards extensions with Metsä Wood

Extensions to existing buildings it seems are beginning to rise above the urban and industrial areas of Helsinki’s currently rather horizontal skyline. Wood is looking to be useful in extending existing buildings upwards as urbanisation increases...
9th February 2017

Structural Timber Offsite Solutions Address Many Government Concerns

Speaking from the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s conference, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA), commented of the launch of the Government Housing White Paper today. As Sajid Javid outlined...
8th February 2017

STAMA enter panelised timber frame housing market

INTRODUCTION OF STAMA Homes: STAMA Homes, is a supplier of offsite manufactured timber frame houses, which belong to STAMA Group, a Manchester based property development company. STAMA is in a strategic partnership with Property Alliance Group and...
2nd February 2017

Sustainable laboratory completes in spite of serious setback

Nick Hilton (MCIOB) Morgan Sindall’s Senior Projects Manager, tells the story of how he and his team delivered the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry for The University of Nottingham. Nick Hilton says:...
27th January 2017

MiTek’s UK chief steps down after 19 years at the helm

After 19 years with MiTek, David Fraser has stepped down as the managing director of MiTek Industries Ltd. MiTek, which provides software solutions for structural timber engineering and the provision of steel connector products for floor and roofing...
24th January 2017

Exova appoints new Operations and Business Development Director

John Stevenson has been appointed as Exova’s new Operations and Business Development Director for its Fire, Building Products and Certification division. With previous experience in both marketing and senior sales roles, John boasts impressive...
18th January 2017

The 'lowdown' on engineered timber solutions

As one of the world’s oldest building materials, timber has been undergoing an evolution which looks set to have far reaching implications for construction. Nic Clark, Board Member of the Structural Timber Association and Director of KLH UK, gives...
17th January 2017

Timber comes first in Hackney

Waugh Thistleton is known for its pioneering work with timber buildings. Andrew Waugh discusses the realities and possibilities of the material and how it’s better than concrete. Since the early 2000s, Waugh Thistleton Architects has...
13th January 2017
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