News

21 February 2017

Vicaima has found itself among a select group of companies that received a Government award in recognition of their investment in the UK.

20 February 2017

Luke Roberts has been appointed as business development director engineered joist solutions at Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE).

17 February 2017

Manhattan’s iconic Empire State Building is coming to the forthcoming Material 2017 show – in the form of a scale model – to exhibit the potential of timber to rise high in tall buildings.

16 February 2017

Architects working in Norway have used Kebony wood in an eye-catching transformation of a garage into a library.

15 February 2017

The Government’s white paper on housing provides some welcome support for alternative methods of construction, but whether it is the bold and radical document it was proclaimed is still up for debate, according to the head of one timber frame manufacturer.

14 February 2017

Hull’s WJ Group has appointed Neil Allison to the newly created role of commercial manager.

10 February 2017

The Government’s Housing White Paper went down well with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). “What is not to like?” said its chief, Brian McIlwee.

9 February 2017

A housing association is establishing a factory in Basildon, England, to manufacture modular housing components using cross-laminated timber.

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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