News

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.

28 April 2017

The latest summary report from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) shows that the UK’s imported a record high of certified sustainable timber materials in 2015.

27 April 2017

First, the designers chose Kebony – then they burned it. The purpose was to replicate the aesthetic qualities of an ancient Japanese construction technique, but transplanted to a North London home.

26 April 2017

A manufacturer of timber panel products has ventured into the realm of so-called augmented reality with the launch of new app.

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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