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Geoff Arnold

Timber frame chief concerned at BBC reporting

UK Timber Frame Association chairman Geoff Arnold says he is concerned at how the BBC manipulated the issue of construction site fires to “worry” timber frame homeowners.

Published:  04 October, 2010

The stunning timber dome roof

Engineered timber dome roof wows in Barcelona

Glulam and Kerto LVL panels have been used to create a timber and glass roof structure over the refurbished Las Arenas bullring in Barcelona.

Published:  22 September, 2010
Center Parcs designs timber-walled treehouses in Nottinghamshire

Center Parcs, UK-based leisure facilities provider, has designed three Treehouses in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Published:  21 September, 2010

The Velodrome track takes shape

Velodrome track takes shape

Open web timber joists have been installed by a team of 26 carpenters to support the London Olympic Velodrome track.

Published:  20 September, 2010

Oliver Chapman’s Skewed House featured NBT wood fibre insulation

NBT woodfibre insulation features in Expo houses

Natural Building Technology’s wood fibre insulation systems have featured at Scotland’s first Housing Expo.

Published:  17 September, 2010

Versalam beams in use at Kentmere Primary School

Versalam beams used in school project

The strength-to-weight ratio of Boise Cascade’s (LVL) Versalam beams was a key factor in their selection for an important education project in the north of England.

Published:  10 September, 2010

Glulam beams being craned into place

Glulam forms iconic college design

Thirty-four 26m-long glulam beams are creating the frame for Bournville College’s iconic new £66m building.

Published:  01 September, 2010
Economic climate frustrates advance of award-winning timber buildings

An architect who launched into contemporary micro timber buildings and has won three awards for his designs says the difficult economic climate has meant he is still waiting for his first contract.

Published:  31 August, 2010
Straw bale hall to feature in CPRE open day

The New Victory Hall in Neatishead, Norfolk, will be among the 12 projects to be showcased at Campaign to Protect Rural England's (CPRE) Green Buildings in Norfolk Open Days event, held from 23-26 September 2010.

Published:  20 August, 2010
Hope Academy’s SIPs build solution

Structural insulated panel manufacturer McVeigh Insulations is involved in a project to build one of the UK’s most sustainable schools in Liverpool.

Published:  17 August, 2010

Members of the construction and design teams at the floating visitor centre

Floating visitor centre takes shape

Glulam is being used extensively in the construction of a nature reserve’s new £8.6m floating visitor centre near Preston.

Published:  17 August, 2010

Glentress Peel takes shape

Visitor centre to be “jewel in the crown” in Scottish borders

A new timber visitor centre being built for Forestry Commission Scotland at Glentress Forest will be “the jewel in the crown” of the Borders.

Published:  04 August, 2010

The zero carbon house built by Holbrook

First zero carbon house in Wales

A development involving the first zero carbon home to be built in Wales has been launched by the Welsh minister for environment, sustainability and housing Jane Davidson.

Published:  04 August, 2010
Mactaggart lands timber frame contracts

Timber frame manufacturer Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems has secured two new contracts to deliver its one-stop-shop building solution. 

Published:  28 July, 2010
Affordable CLT prefab timber home designed in Vancouver

Architect Michael Katz and artist Janet Corne have designed an affordable prefab home called ‘L41 Home’ in Vancouver, Canada, featuring cross-laminated timber (CLT) walls made from wood killed by the pine beetle.

Published:  28 July, 2010

The award-winning oak frame shop at Pashley Manor

Oak frame project wins heritage award

English Heritage Buildings has won a prestigious Sussex Heritage Trust Award for its design and construction of a new oak frame shop at Pashley Manor in Ticehurst, East Sussex.

Published:  22 July, 2010

The TF2000 test project has come under the spotlight in a BBC report

Timber frame criticism misleading, says UKTFA

The latest criticism of timber frame construction by an architect and the chairman of the London Fire Authority was misleading, the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has said.

Published:  21 July, 2010

A CGI of the development

Iroko cladding features on Scottish development

More than £30,000 of lacquered iroko cladding has been supplied by International Timber for 60 new apartments in Edinburgh.

Published:  16 July, 2010

Charring is a traditional Japanese method for preserving exterior timber

English Woodlands’ burnt offering

English Woodlands Timber (EWT) has supplied chestnut logs for an unusual exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum in London – a charred timber teahouse designed by Japanese architect Teronobu Fujimori.

Published:  09 July, 2010
Composite building panel aimed at timber frame manufacturers

Construction consultancy C4Ci is working with Lime Technology to develop a lime and hemp building panel which can be made by timber frame manufacturers.

Published:  08 July, 2010

Joint winner of the Small Building of the Year Award was Cavendish House in Cambridge, designed by Mole Architects,

Timber at home in awards

Timber was a winner at the Daily Telegraph British Home Awards last week, featuring strongly in several of the buildings that took prizes.

Published:  08 July, 2010

The velodrome timber ceiling

Velodrome timber ceiling in place

The timber ceiling has been lifted into place at the London 2012 Olympics velodrome.

Published:  01 July, 2010

The new learning centre

Glulam building to achieve highest-ever BREEAM rating

A £3.3m glulam learning centre which is expected to achieve the highest-ever BREEAM rating for a bespoke building has officially opened today.

Published:  29 June, 2010

HECO-TOPIX screws in use

HECO-TOPIX screws assessed by TRADA

TRADA Technology has assessed the HECO-TOPIX range of structural timber screws to BS EN-14592:2008 to comply with NHBC and building regulations requirements for timber and glulam.

Published:  25 June, 2010

Huttons Farm Roof is shortlisted in the Structural category

Wood Awards shortlist announced

This year’s Wood Awards judges have whittled the 160 entries down into a 27-strong shortlist which includes strong contenders from previous winners, including Knox Bhavan Architects and Price & Myers. 

Published:  24 June, 2010

Craig White

TRADA in the Regions

White Design in Bristol will host the next TRADA in the Regions event at the Knowle West Media Centre.

Published:  17 June, 2010

Oregon's new factory is opened

Oregon sets up south of border

Growing demand for timber frame housing in England has led Scottish-based Oregon Timber Frame to invest £250,000 in a new factory in Burton-on-Trent.

Published:  10 June, 2010

From left: Michelle Thompson, Wood NI; Steven Moon and Jessica McGarry, both McGarry-Moon Architects

RSUA Award winners announced

More than 300 guests attended the presitigious RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects) Design Awards in Belfast last month and saw McGarry-Moon Architects scoop the Wood Award for Fallahogey House and Studio near Kilrea in Coleraine.

Published:  03 June, 2010
TRADA tackles EC5 connection challenge

TRADA Technology is holding new workshops on what it says is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the new structural timber code Eurocode 5 – connections.

Published:  03 June, 2010

Kestrel Timber Frame supplied the frames for an extra care home in Peterborough

Kestrel lands in Peterborough

Kestrel Timber Frame has supplied the frames for an extra care home in Peterborough.

Published:  20 May, 2010

Architect Andrew Waugh, one of the speakers at TRADA's In Touch with Timber this year.

UK gets new timber show
A new UK exhibition for the timber industry launches in June 2011.

Timber Expo has been created by TRADA and was publicised at its In Touch with Timber conference in London today.

Published:  19 May, 2010

The building was delivered in pre-fabricated sections.

Eleco behind Liverpool Travelodge

Liverpool will shortly have a new Travelodge hotel, thanks in no small part to Eleco Timber Frame which has supplied its pre-engineered timber framing solution.

Published:  19 May, 2010

The new UKTFA website

UKTFA online revamp

The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has relaunched its website (www.uktfa.com) as  part of its efforts to establish timber frame as the “construction method of  choice” for a building industry focused on shrinking its carbon impact.

Published:  13 May, 2010

The St John Fisher School, Peterborough, is built entirely in KLH solid wood panels

Flying start for Wood Talks seminar

The first of a new series of seminars devised to improve architects’ and specifiers’ understanding of timber construction took place at the Building Centre on April 23.

Published:  04 May, 2010

The glulam bird hide on Rainham Marshes

Glulam bird hide built for RSPB

A glulam bird hide has been built on Rainham Marshes in Thurrock by ModularUK.

Published:  21 April, 2010
Timber frame firm nets £250k of orders

Scottish timber frame manufacturer Lomond Timber Frame has reported new contracts worth £250,000.

Published:  16 April, 2010

An artist's impression of the completed velodrome

Olympics velodrome prepares for timber roof cassettes

Timber roof cassettes manufactured by Wood Newton Ltd will shortly be lifted into place at the London 2012 Olympics Velodrome.

Published:  16 April, 2010

The timber frame is erected

Timber frame vocational centre takes shape

Westleigh Developments is currently constructing a £400,000 timber frame vocational centre for Countesthorpe Community College in Leicestershire.

Published:  09 April, 2010
Torwood in administration

Timber frame kit supplier Torwood Timber Systems went into administration on March 25, with a switch by some customers to masonry build cited among its problems. 

Published:  01 April, 2010

NBT was presented with a BBA certificate for its Pavatex Diffutherm system

Wood-fibre boards make waves

Wood-fibre insulation, whether flexible or in rigid boards, had one of the highest profiles of any material at Ecobuild.

Published:  26 March, 2010
Ecobuild continues on upward curve

This year’s Ecobuild sustainable construction show was the most successful yet, according to organisers and exhibitors, not least for timber, wood products and timber-based building.

Published:  26 March, 2010

Jenny Jones said the committee wanted to improve building standards and control

London fire safety hearing constructive on timber frame

The initial public hearing in a London Assembly investigation into building fire safety took a “positive” stance on the use of timber frame in the capital, according to housing and planning chair Jenny Jones.

Published:  18 March, 2010
Timber seminars for architects

Two leading timber construction contractors – Finnforest and KLH UK – are to show architects why wood is the material of choice to fulfill the government’s Building Schools for the Future brief.

Published:  16 March, 2010

Timber frame during the erection phase

Axa and Aviva deny timber frame insurance withdrawal threat

Insurance giants Axa and Aviva have denied that they are threatening to withdraw cover on timber frame buildings, following a story in Building magazine alleging that the insurace industry saw timber frame as too high a fire risk.

Published:  09 March, 2010

Kingspan’s Lighthouse uses the TEK structural insulated panel system

Kingpsan timber building system sales down 72%

Kingspan Group’s engineered timber systems business experienced a 72% reduction in sales during 2009.

Published:  01 March, 2010

Ron Easton has taken the helm at Stewart Milne Timber Systems

New MD appointed at timber frame manufacturer

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, one of the UK’s largest timber frame manufacturers, has appointed Ron Easton as its new managing director.

Published:  26 February, 2010

The new KVH technical guide

New guide outlines KVH structural timber

A new technical guide to KVH structural timber has been produced.

Published:  24 February, 2010

A Thomas Mitchell timber frame apartment block being erected in Glenrothes

Thomas Mitchell goes into administration

Thomas Mitchell has become one of the largest timber frame casualties of the recession after administrators from KPMG were appointed at the firm.

Published:  19 February, 2010

How Eurocode 5 applies to timber frame design will be explained at the seminars

Eurocode 5 impact on timber frame design explained

Timber frame designers, structural certifiers and verifiers are to be updated on how Eurocode 5 applies to the design of timber frame houses.

Published:  19 February, 2010

Energyflo cells being installed into open panel timber frame

Breathing building system targets timber frame market

A timber frame company has joined forces with Energyflo Construction Technologies to offer a breathing building concept which dispenses with conventional insulation methods.

Published:  10 February, 2010

Eco features in the planned Burgess Hill hotel

Timber frame chosen for green hotel

Timber frame will be used for Whitbread’s second green hotel and low-carbon restaurant in Burgess Hill, Sussex.

Published:  04 February, 2010

SIP roof panels being positioned at John Ferneley

Willmott Dixon uses SIPs for school

Willmott Dixon has used structural insulated panels (SIP) to construct a 7,000m2 school building in Melton Mowbray.

Published:  26 January, 2010

The completed studio

Chestnut frame classroom rises from ashes

The first chestnut pole frame school block to be built in the UK has been erected again after fire destroyed the first version last year.

Published:  21 January, 2010

A timber frame construction site

Second London timber frame site fire in two months

A serious fire at a timber frame site in Camberwell, London, yesterday morning was the second blaze on a Greenacre Homes project in the last two months.

Published:  07 January, 2010

General manager Declan McCloskey (bottom) with customers at a Western timber frame house

Western Building Systems expands operations

County Tyrone-based Western Building Systems, whose business includes timber frame systems for residential markets, has completed the latest phase of a £4m headquarters expansion.

Published:  22 December, 2009

The Aurora House at South Lanarkshire College

Aurora House meets Code Level 5

A partnership between timber merchant MGM Timber (Scotland) Ltd, Dawn Homes and South Lanarkshire College has resulted in what the partners call the first affordable eco-home for the mass market.

Published:  21 December, 2009

The fire safety of timber frame during construction is again being highlighted following the Peckham fire

Timber frame industry fast-tracks fire safety plans

The timber frame industry is fast-tracking fire safety plans in the wake of the recent major at Peckham which destroyed a large half-built timber frame building and damaged adjacent flats

Published:  11 December, 2009

CLT panels enabled the construction of a 7m cantilevered section

Leno CLT panels defy gravity

Finnforest Merk’s Leno cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels have been used to overcome the structural challenges posed in an education centre project in the Netherlands.

Published:  09 December, 2009

Boise BCI-joists used as roof rafters at the refuge

I-joists used at women’s refuge

I-joists from Boise Cascade have been used throughout the construction of a women’s refuge in the Republic of Ireland.


Published:  04 December, 2009

A typical multi-storey timber frame development under construction

Timber frame industry responds to Peckham fire

A large timber frame structure destroyed by a major fire overnight in Peckham had been fully erected and handed over to the developer only last week, Timber & Sustainable Building has been told. 

Published:  27 November, 2009

The “flying saucer” Les Thermes sports and leisure centre

Flying saucer lands in Luxembourg

Timber features heavily in a striking new “flying saucer” shaped sports and leisure centre in Luxembourg. 


Published:  24 November, 2009

The report says timber frame can achieve higher code levels more cheaply than masonry

Code compliance is cheaper in timber frame – new report

Homes designed to meet Code level 3 or above of the Code for Sustainable Homes are 2-5% cheaper to build in timber frame than masonry, according to a new report.

Published:  24 November, 2009

The future of timber frame will be debated at the UKTFA event

The future for timber frame

Timber frame companies and related suppliers are invited to a free event at the National Self-Build Centre to find out the market opportunities for timber frame in 2010 and beyond. 

Published:  17 November, 2009

The new Wolseley House

New timber products showpiece at self-build centre

Engineered timber and panels are strongly featured in the new Wolseley House at BuildStore’s National Self-Build Renovation Centre in Swindon.


Published:  17 November, 2009

The award-winning Creagan cottages

Cairngorms timber cottages win awards

A housing project in the Cairngorms National Park which showcases the use of Scottish timber has won two awards.


Published:  09 November, 2009

JJI-Joists in a timber frame application

JJI-Joist factory restores night shift

Night shift working at the James Jones & Sons’ JJI-joist factory in Forres has been re-instated.

Published:  03 November, 2009

A WeberHaus closed panel house being erected in England

German closed panel timber frame production comes to UK

German timber frame house manufacturer WeberHaus has teamed up with Scotframe to bring the production of fully closed panels to the UK.

Published:  26 October, 2009

The SupaWall house

Positive feedback reported at Interbuild

Interbuild exhibitors are reporting positive feedback at this year’s show, despite the event being noticeably smaller than previous years.


Published:  21 October, 2009

Maggie's Centre features several different wood products

Stirling Prize win goes to Maggie’s Centre

Timber features in this year’s Stirling Prize winner, announced in London on Saturday.


Published:  21 October, 2009

The Green Home

Subissati builds “Green Home”

Italian wooden house builder Subissati teamed up with architect Roberto Semprin to exhibit a new concept “Green Home” at a Verona design fair.


Published:  08 October, 2009

The Trafalgar Street timber frame home development has been shortlisted for a CABE award

Timber frame development shortlisted for CABE award

A development in Rochdale featuring timber frame housing by Oregon Timber Frame has been shortlisted for a CABE Building for Life Award.


Published:  02 October, 2009

Finnforest will provide and fit red louro timber cladding

Finnforest to supply Aquatics Centre

Red louro timber cladding has been specified for the Olympics Aquatic Centre ceiling after an extensive testing regime, with Finnforest UK to supply and fit the timbers early in 2010.


Published:  24 September, 2009

An image of the planned timber tower

Norwegian plan for world’s tallest timber tower

A 16-17 storey tower project in Norway is being billed as the world’s tallest timber structure.

Published:  18 September, 2009

Deal Pier and cafe

Timber projects shortlisted for Stephen Lawrence Prize

Two timber construction projects on the Wood Awards shortlist have now also been shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize.


Published:  11 September, 2009

An Arup graphic supporting its competition entry, showing the carbon impact of different forms of transport

Arup team wins Helsinki low carbon design competition

A design team led by London-based ARUP has won the Low2No Competition to build a sustainable development in Helsinki.

Published:  10 September, 2009

NorDan supplied windows for the upgraded Sedghill School

NorDan goes back to school

Two Lewisham schools – Sedghill School and Catford High School – have benefited from the Building Schools for the Future programme of investment and window and door manufacturer NorDan has supplied windows for the upgraded buildings. 

Published:  03 September, 2009
UKTFA reveals timber frame growth

Timber's share of the new housing is on the up, as the latest figures show

Published:  18 June, 2007
TDA hails pre-finished hardwood decking

Decking market gets ready for hardwood surge as Timbmet unveils new pre-finished range

Published:  18 June, 2007

Cetol BL Opaque was used to finish timber cladding at the centre

Opaque finish is on song

An opaque timber finish has been used to make a timber-clad building shine out as a beacon to endangered birds

Published:  18 June, 2007
ODA's Bonfield praises timber progress

The head of the Olympic Development Authority's construction initiatives believes timber companies are ready to take advantage of 2012

Published:  18 June, 2007

St George’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Worcester Panton Sargent Ltd

Wood Awards 2007 nets record entries

Record number of entries for awards that showcase the best in timber construction

Published:  18 June, 2007
Robust approval

Wolf Systems Ltd’s easi-joist metal web floor system has been given Robust Detail approval

Published:  18 June, 2007

Baufritz’s carbon positive house was popular with visitors to Grand Designs Live

Grand Baufritz design

Baufritz’s carbon positive house took centre stage at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL, London

Published:  18 June, 2007
Maple SupaWall praise

Langley-based Maple Timber Systems has been praised for its work on zero carbon homes and sustainability

Published:  18 June, 2007
Timber goes under the hammer

Oak, douglas fir and straw are to be used to build a new auction house for Sworder Fine Art Auctioneers

Published:  18 June, 2007

The new visitor centre at Cley Richard Osbourne Blue Pearl Photographic

Marsh centre stars in Architecture Week

A cutting-edge, sustainable visitor centre utilising Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) timber has been completed by LSI Architects in Norfolk

Published:  18 June, 2007

Cross-laminated timber triangles at FXB

Building goes Xtreme

Cross-laminated timber triangles have been used to build a deconstructed Japanese T-House as part of the Festival of Xtreme Building (FXB) in Birmingham

Published:  18 June, 2007

Levolux supplied a timber solar shading solution at Kew

Solar solution

Solar shading timber fins have been installed by Levolux at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Published:  18 June, 2007

Cyclists in action at the velodrome

Baltic pine on track

More than 50,000 linear metres of Baltic pine is being used to replace Manchester Velodrome's world famous cycling track

Published:  18 June, 2007

The Optima system was used to construct the Lamanna Rise development in five months

First Step for Optima

Ease of construction and the inclusion of high-quality components were key factors behind First Step Homes’ decision to include Kingspan Off-Site’s Optima system at a development in Cornwall

Published:  18 June, 2007
TRADA touches down in 2008

TRADA’s In Touch with Timber conference is to become an annual event following the success of this year’s show

Published:  18 June, 2007

Wimpey’s Oxley Woods development has been designed with the future in mind

Wimpey opens door to sustainable homes

The first batch of sustainable homes to come out of the partnership between housebuilder George Wimpey and architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have been unveiled at Oxley Woods, Milton Keynes

Published:  18 June, 2007
BoKlok claims prize

The company behind the BoKlok timber frame housing development in the north-east has been awarded an architectural award for structural innovation

Published:  18 June, 2007

The Haigh and Haigh development

Six-storey timber build

Chandos Timber Engineering has craned the last roofing frames into place as it finishes off the north-west’s first six-storey timber apartment block

Published:  18 June, 2007

The Osborne, Kingspan Offsite and ecoTECH houses in The Big Build

OFFSITE on target

Timber-based sustainable construction caught the imagination of the mass media at the OFFSITE 2007 exhibition. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  16 June, 2007

The Engineered Timber Division led by Richard Jarvis

Simpson Strong-Tie launches new division

In a major strategic move, connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a dedicated Engineered Timber Division

Published:  14 June, 2007

The glulam frame for Tesco's first eco-store: Finnforest is supplying more engineered timber for new eco supermarkets

Asda follows Tesco with timber frame store

Finnforest UK has won the contract to supply the timber frame components for Asda's first eco-sensitive store

Published:  13 June, 2007

The timber frame being constructed

Carpenter hits the right notes

Carpenter Oak & Woodland has finished work on the frame for the new Camery building at Wells Cathedral

Published:  13 June, 2007

A computer-generated impression of one of the Accoya bridges

Accoya bridges the gap in the Netherlands

Accoya, the modified wood developed by Titan Wood, is being used to build two large heavy traffic road bridges in the Dutch province of Friesland

Published:  13 June, 2007

The timber frame is erected

Timber showcase at loch

Intended as an exemplar of sustainable timber design and construction, the new Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park headquarters at Balloch, near Glasgow, has begun on site.

Published:  13 June, 2007

The planned timber frame business units

Business units with green appeal

Environmentally sustainable business units are to be built adjacent to an award-winning timber gridshell building in Kent.

Published:  13 June, 2007

The AHEC guide illustrates the use of US hardwood in flagship buildings

An essential source of reference

The 100% Detail exhibition from September 21-24 has been chosen as the launch pad for the second edition of the American Hardwood Export Council's (AHEC) Hardwood References which illustrates use of US hardwood in flagship buildings.

Published:  22 October, 2006

Professor Walker believes increased timber use could help tackle climate change

BRE and Bath set up new research centre

A new partnership between BRE and University of Bath hopes to boost timber's usage in the UK

Published:  22 October, 2006
Pinewood wins church project

Timber frame construction is helping the redevelopment of a London church provide environmental, acoustic and thermal insulation benefits

Published:  22 October, 2006

Communal stairs from JELD-WEN were installed at an apartment block in the north-east

JELD-WEN gets community minded

Communal stairs must meet standards in relation to the strength and weight bearing of the flight and the handrail or baluster

Published:  22 October, 2006
Canada makes UK comeback

The Canadian industry has proved itself responsive to UK market demand

Published:  22 October, 2006

SST's new Scottish base at Broxton

Simpson Strong-Tie relocates in Scotland

Simpson Strong-Tie's new Scottish base will help improve product distribution

Published:  22 October, 2006
Stewart Milne enjoys record profits

Tenth year in a row of profit growth for Stewart Milne Group

Published:  22 October, 2006

TJI joists were chosen ahead of steel and concrete for Wyder Honda's new showroom

Timber chosen ahead of rivals

Rising concerns about steel prices made timber the obvious choice for a new showroom

Published:  22 October, 2006
TRADA takes to the road

TRADA has taken its timber frame training course back on the road

Published:  22 October, 2006

The timber framed Ternery Hut in Norfolk was clad in untreated western red cedar

Read all about Norfolk’s new green buildings

A new CPRE project highlights renewable energy and energy-conscious building techniques

Published:  22 October, 2006
Supermarkets look at timber frame

Retailing giants Asda and Tesco are considering using timber for new stores

Published:  22 October, 2006
Irish could boost UK construction

Enterprise Ireland claims UK construction wastes more than £10m each year through inefficient services

Published:  22 October, 2006

Sikkens' Cetol range was used to maintain David Lloyd’s log cabin

Game, set and match for Sikkens

David Lloyd turned to Sikkens after deciding against the cost of importing the Canadian woodstain

Published:  22 October, 2006
Affordable housing in the forest

Sustainable timber and timber products are to be used in an affordable housing scheme in Scotland

Published:  22 October, 2006

Pinewood designed and manufactured roof turrets for the Victoria Green project

Pinewood turns out turret trusses

Pinewood has developed unusual prefab turrets for a north London residential development

Published:  22 October, 2006
UK leads the way in innovative design

The UK is leading the way in innovative timber design

Published:  22 October, 2006

Norbord is focusing on housing associations with its FSC-certified products WALKER TIMBER LTD

Norbord targets housing associations

Norbord believes housing associations want FSC-certified timber

Published:  22 October, 2006
Cedar shingles please planners

To meet strict planning rules, architects Lee Evans Partnership used western red cedar fire retardant shingles from John Brash & Co on the roof of a new £2m primary school in a conservation area at Lamberhurst, Kent.

Published:  22 October, 2006

DTE's SIRS system being installed at Persimmon's Irlam development

Persimmon trials SIRS roof system

Donaldson's SIRS was one of five roofing systems tested by national housebuilder Persimmon

Published:  22 October, 2006
Graphisoft donates 3D software

Graphisoft wins praise over software donation

Published:  22 October, 2006

The Poustinia cabins have won awards

Poustinia win architectural awards

Bates Maher has scooped a top award for its 'poustinia' cabins

Published:  22 October, 2006
WAVE building is topped out

The WAVE system will allow residents to benefit from low running costs

Published:  22 October, 2006

Patio: the prototype family house

Have flatpack, will travel

Architect claims 21st century will be the age of renewable timber

Published:  22 October, 2006
Trio meets big treatment challenge

Timber industry joins forces for glulam solution

Published:  22 October, 2006

From left: Barry O'Connor, managing director, McInerney Holdings plc; Ron Bowey, managing director, Bowey Homes Holdings; and Adrian Coleman, group acquisition director, McInerney Holdings plc

McInerney buys Bowey Homes

McInerney boosts North-east operation with Bowey Homes purchase

Published:  22 October, 2006