News

9 March 2017

Former defence secretary turned television personality Michael Portillo called on Theresa May’s Government to take a more interventionist stance in the housing market – and build more council homes.

7 March 2017

International Timber has increased the minimum rate of pay for its employees ahead of the Government’s introduction of the National Living Wage in April.

3 March 2017

Accoya modified wood has been used to provide the finishing touches to Casa da Mata, or ‘The Jungle House’, on Brazil’s Guarujá Beach.

2 March 2017

A procurement consortium is using its cost-saving framework to deliver its first development of timber frame homes in Kidderminster.

1 March 2017

A high-performance commercial property in Brisbane, Australia, is set to become the country’s tallest engineered timber building.

27 February 2017

Ecobuild will be going back to its roots and become more entrepreneurial, the show’s new owner has said, following its acquisition from UBM.

23 February 2017

Kebony played host to a Flemish government minister during a visit to celebrate the groundbreaking on the construction of its second European factory in the Flanders region of Belgium.

21 February 2017

Vicaima has found itself among a select group of companies that received a Government award in recognition of their investment in the UK.

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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