News

3 April 2017

Kingspan TEK has demonstrated its cultural flair – and its structural agility – with the use of its cladding panels to create the striking circular facade of a £16 million library and exhibition centre in South Shields in Tyneside.

30 March 2017

A Leicester-based woodworking machinery supplier has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Gareth Dean.

29 March 2017

It’s water off Kebony’s back when it comes to a waterfront development in Marinstaden, Sweden – where an eye-catching floating villa has been clad in the modified timber material.

28 March 2017

The collaboration of two trade bodies covering the engineered timber industry will benefit the housing sector by improving product quality and increasing skills, it is claimed.

27 March 2017

The organisers of the Wood Awards have issued the call for entries to this year’s event with the deadline for submitting application being 26 May.

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.

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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