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Timber frame requires 20% fewer on-site labour days than masonry construction

Timber's top 10 hits

Speed and cost are just some of the reasons why housebuilders should look to timber, says Bryan Woodley, chief executive of the UK Timber Frame Association

Published:  12 January, 2007
Pavilions in the landscape

Architect Peter Wilson, director of business development at the Centre for Timber Engineering at Napier University, reviews the visitors' centres at Alnwick Castle Garden and Broughton Hall

Published:  12 December, 2006
Green grocer

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, has chosen timber for its first eco-store. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  12 December, 2006

Initial artist's impression of the warehouse, a clear statement of Adnams' environmental intent

A sip of the sustainable stuff

East Anglia has a new flagship of UK eco-architecture – and it's used for storing beer. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  12 December, 2006
Brighton beach ware

A beach sports venue on Brighton's seafront is part of a plan to regenerate the eastern side of the Palace Pier. Will Anderson reports

Published:  12 December, 2006
Keeping a cool head under fire

It was predictable the UK's anti-timber frame lobby would capitalise on the fire at the Beaufort Park development in north London in July, writes Timber Building editor Mike Jeffree.

Published:  12 December, 2006
Fashion floorshow

Timber flooring has enduring popularity, not least because it can adapt to changing trends. David Castle looks at what's in vogue

Published:  12 December, 2006
Hybrid homes

Platz Haus is bringing its prefabricated houses, blending post and beam and closed panels, to the UK. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  12 December, 2006

The Savill Garden gridshell uses 20km of locally sourced larch lathe

Going for gridshell gold

The biggest timber gridshell in the UK has won prizes and popular approval. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  12 December, 2006
Green grocer

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has chosen timber for its first eco-store. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  12 December, 2006

The diagrid roof at Alnwick Castle Garden's visitor centre

Pavilions in the landscape

Architect Peter Wilson, director of business development at the Centre for Timber Engineering at Napier University, reviews the visitor centres at Alnwick Castle Garden and Broughton Hall

Published:  12 December, 2006

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Designs on Flooring

As the pressure on land continues, many property developers are looking to squeeze as much accomodation into the smallest are possible.

Published:  12 December, 2006

Reclaimed oak and pine boards are ideal for restoration projects LASSCO

Fashion floorshow

Timber flooring has enduring popularity, not least because it can adapt to changing trends. David Castle looks at what's in vogue

Published:  11 December, 2006

Platz Haus expects the Komfort design to be popular in Britain

Hybrid homes

Platz Haus is bringing its prefabricated houses, blending post and beam and closed panels, to the UK. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  11 December, 2006

Oak walkway at software company SAS Ltd headquarters near Marlow Brocklehurst architects ltd

All decked out

Timber decking continues to be popular in public and private applications. TRADA consultant architect Patrick Hislop RIBA examines trends and highlights points of good practice for design, installation and maintenance

Published:  10 December, 2006

Wood flooring can add so much to the interior of a building

Dry measure

TRADA’s flooring specialist Peter Kaczmar advises against an over-simplistic approach to moisture content when a wood floor has been specified

Published:  10 December, 2006

CIB collaborated with a wide range of organisations to help raise its environmental performance

Making concessions

Achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification is no small challenge for a tropical hardwood producer. Rupert Oliver explains the lengths that CIB went to in the Congo Republic

Published:  10 December, 2006

FSC-certified ash was specified for Foster's Sage Gateshead

A timber of two halves

American ash is the ideal hardwood for anything from construction through to joinery and furniture. Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods explains

Published:  10 December, 2006

MiTek’s Posi-Joist system

Joist Choice

Engineered flooring systems are proving their worth in property developments where speed, reliability, strength and flexibility are all important factors. David Castle reports

Published:  10 December, 2006

Overall winner was Edward River House a country home in Deniliquin

Winners of Oz

Australia's Timber Design Awards featured a host of projects using wood. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  10 December, 2006

Prien Swimming Pool in Bavaria has a low mass to overcome problems with foundation conditions

Olympic challenge

The 2012 London Olympics are an opportunity for timber to show off its aesthetic and sustainability credentials. Charles Trevor of wood for good reports

Published:  10 December, 2006
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