News

25 April 2017

A scale-model of a typical timber-framed house has been donated as a teaching aid to the Greater Peterborough University Technical College (GPUTC).

20 April 2017

Ahead of Earth Day 2017 this weekend, Champion Timber is calling on people to be more environmentally aware by ensuring the wood they buy comes only from sustainable sources.

13 April 2017

Drones are to be used in forest management in Sweden’s Götaland area after Södra obtained permission to fly the remote operated machines.

12 April 2017

BSW Timber has commissioned eight new side-loader Bulmor vehicles for its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys.

11 April 2017

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has update its code of practice for fire door assemblies with update guidance that is relevant to timber-based door assemblies.

10 April 2017

MPs and peers heard how the timber frame offsite construction industry is willing and able rise to the challenge of delivering more homes.

6 April 2017

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has joined forces with two Edinburgh universities and industry partners CCG Construction Group to develop an offsite construction training centre at its Oxfordshire facility.

5 April 2017

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a portfolio of employment guides and draft policies to support joinery businesses to employ, manage and appraise staff.

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Features

With an increased emphasis on modern methods of construction and the benefits of off-site manufacturing, the steel industry is increasingly developing new systems for homes of the future, writes Phil Bloomfield, and he says it could even challenge the dominance of timber-framed houses in the years to come

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why timber businesses should be embracing the technology

It can be all too easy to lose sight of critical fire safety features, either because they’re in plain sight and taken for granted, or because they are hidden away in a building’s fabric – but passive fire protection is far too important to let it slip into the back of the mind

Cladding isn’t just cosmetic. It’s where practical design meets aesthetic desire to create buildings that not only catch the eye, but provide places we’re comfortable to be