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Timber provides the wow factor at 28 Percy Street

Making light work

An airy, open glulam-framed extension has transformed a listed London Georgian terrace – and its prefabricated core was built by tea-time. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  18 June, 2007

The Spatial Roof system in use at White Rose's Bradford development

White Rose looks to iLevel

Yorkshire builder White Rose Property Services is considering widening its use of the iLevel Trus Joist Spatial Roof system following a successful trial

Published:  14 June, 2007

Ron Easton (left) with RTK executive chairman Bill Robertson

Robertson opens new line

Robertson Timberkit (RTK) has unveiled a new £200,000 production line at its Seaham plant

Published:  14 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

Larch glulam beams in the Creativity Centre

Glulam takes theatre spotlight

A £14m development project involving the revamping and remodelling of the Royal and Derngate theatres in Northampton has been completed.

Published:  13 June, 2007

The Gallery II: a showpiece for the use of cedar cladding

Building growth

Following its management buyout, Pinewood Structures has big plans to expand its business and boost timber frame’s UK market share. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  10 June, 2007

Being timber, KLH panels also score ahead of concrete and steel in terms of sustainability

Concrete evidence

KLH UK’s cross-laminated timber can do anything concrete can – and often do it better. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  21 May, 2007

An exemplar of sustainable construction: the new headquarters for Scottish Natural Heritage

Sustainability by degrees

Architect Peter Wilson, director of business development at the Centre for Timber Engineering at Napier University, looks at three new projects highlighting the growing preference for using sustainable local materials, including wood, in large commercial and public buildings

Published:  19 May, 2007

Bicton Primary School is an exemplar of modern methods of construction

It’s been an education

A new school in Shropshire should help dispel the grisly image of pre-fab classrooms. Will Anderson reports

Published:  19 May, 2007
A Timber ofTwo Halves
Published:  12 April, 2007

Timber has the lowest carbon cost of any mainstream building material

Nothing to prove

Zero carbon is now the big issue, as Bryan Woodley, chief executive of the UK Timber Frame Association, explains

Published:  06 April, 2007

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre was established by BuildStore

One-stop self-build shop

The burgeoning UK self-build market now has its own 'superstore' – and timber construction forms one of the central features. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  06 April, 2007

Creative timber technology was the theme for the Timber in Architecture conference

Advanced ideas

The recent Timber in Architecture conference attracted around 70 architects. One of the speakers, Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods, reports

Published:  06 April, 2007

A room in the roof provides extra floor space without adding to the footprint of the house

Raising the roof

As housing densities and the cost of land rise, using the roof space as living space is a growing trend. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  06 April, 2007

The new complex will be a gateway to the forest Make Architects

Branching out

Make Architects' 20m-high Sherwood Forest visitor centre pushes the use of timber in its natural state. Peter Wilson, director of business development at Napier University's Centre for Timber Engineering, reports

Published:  06 April, 2007

Large areas of the timber frame will be encased in hemp/lime insulating material


The new Wales Institute of Sustainable Education will provide environment-minded architects and builders with an educational facility that is both green and high spec. Sally Spencer reports

Published:  02 April, 2007

Red oak has many interior joinery applications

America's best kept secret

Red oak is ideal for flooring, doors, panelling and staircases and, says Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods, deserves to be more popular

Published:  02 April, 2007

In terms of area, PEFC is the largest certification scheme with 193 million ha certified in 21 countries KRISTA KIMMO

Certified success

In the first of a series of articles on timber environmental certification schemes, Rupert Oliver looks at the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Published:  02 April, 2007

A typical cavity barrier

Fire drill

Timber frame structures will have no difficulty in meeting the new Approved Document B: Fire Safety of the Building Regulations which comes into force in April. TRADA frameCHECK engineer Rob Attwater explains

Published:  02 April, 2007

The Olivier Theatre, Bedales School, exterior Peter Ross

The genuine article

TRADA senior consultant architect Patrick Hislop RIBA discusses the growing popularity of green oak framing

Published:  02 April, 2007

Timber frame: a developing, cutting edge construction method

Cracking the Eurocode

Student Om Harris won the Scottish Timber Trade Association’s prize for the Best Timber Related Final Year Project at the Centre for Timber Engineering for his work on designing a medium-rise timber frame structure to Eurocode 5. Anne McDonald reports

Published:  02 April, 2007
How to pass the air tightness test

TRADA frameCHECK engineer Robin Lancashire discusses what to do – and what not to do – to pass the air tightness test for new buildings

Published:  02 April, 2007