News

22 May 2017

A cabin built out of Kebony is said to offer a view like no other, but then it is situated at the foot of Europe’s greatest mountain plateau amidst Norway’s largest National Park.

19 May 2017

Stora Enso has been commissioned to supply cross-laminated timber (CLT) products to one of the largest wood construction projects in the Nordic countries.

18 May 2017

An offsite construction system for new homes that combines elements of traditional build with more innovative approaches has been developed in a unique industry collaboration.

15 May 2017

The qualities of modified wood Accoya have led to it being used in bespoke joinery features of two luxury newbuild homes in the south of England.

8 May 2017

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has picked an apt theme for its Members’ Day Conference 2017: given the changes sweeping industry – from skills to digital technology and product design, to the implications of Brexit – the organisation will be ‘setting out for success in uncertain times’.

4 May 2017

A power tools supplier and a charity are working together to raise awareness among UK tradespeople of the impact dusty working environments can have on their health.

3 May 2017

The importance of forest certification and its impact on forests across the world will be the core theme of PEFC’s latest stakeholder day later this year.

2 May 2017

Richard Ruse has been appointed general manager at Donaldson Timber Engineering’s (DTE) Warrington branch.

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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