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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

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
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