News

24 March 2017

Two members of staff at NYTimber’s manufacturing and distribution centre in Catterick have qualified in visually grading the strength of softwoods.

23 March 2017

The world’s first life cycle assessment calculated using the new BRE LINA tool were presented at Ecobuild earlier this month.

21 March 2017

A £40 million mental health facility in Greater Manchester has put Kingspan TEK building systems to good effect to create a building that is welcoming on the eye without detracting from its specialist requirements.

20 March 2017

Accoya has been chosen to form the largest bridge and integrated bench for a hiking path along the Hafrsfjord in Norway.

17 March 2017

Kebony has won the Foreign Investment Trophy for newcomer of the year, awarded by Flanders Investment & Trade, for the positive impact its new factory is having on the Belgian economy.

16 March 2017

Hot on the heels of this year’s successful Ecobuild, the new owner Futurebuild Events has revealed its plans for the 2018 show, including a new 'district' dedicated to timber's use in the built environment.

15 March 2017

Over 20,000 industry professionals flooded Ecobuild 2017 last week to explore the latest innovations from more than 450 leading exhibitors, join the Redefining Sustainability debate and discuss the key issues currently facing the built environment.

13 March 2017

Timber merchants Covers has appointed Neil Woods to the role of timber director.

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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