News

1 December 2016

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has demonstrated it knows how to put on a show, with over 1,000 delegates and exhibitors from across the building trade signifying a successful trade day.

29 November 2016

Climate change will drive the growth in the use of wood protection technology and this means the timber industry can expect this to result in changes to British Standards and Building Regulations, says the Wood Protection Association (WPA).

28 November 2016

A garden room built in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, has not only proved a showcase for homegrown Scottish timber, but a chance for BSW Timber to show what it can do with the material.

25 November 2016

Metsä Wood has revealed the winners of its international “City Above the City” competition for young architects to design wooden extensions to urban centres.

24 November 2016

The Government’s shift from austerity to fiscal stimulus, with infrastructure and housing at the heart of efforts to boost economic productivity, has been broadly welcomed by umbrella-body, the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).

23 November 2016

Philip Hammond outlined his vision to “build a country that works for everyone” in his debut Autumn Statement, with a strong focus on house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap.

23 November 2016

Housebuilding offers a significant opportunity for the structural timber frame industry, according to the latest market assessment published by the Structural Timber Association (STA).

17 November 2016

Södra has announced it is to divest Södra Wood Grimslöv to German-based Soernsen Group.

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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