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MP throws weight behind Ty Unnos

Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has lent his support to the Ty Unnos timber construction system, which, he says, could provide a solution to the shortage of affordable housing.

Published:  30 July, 2009

David Adjaye chose tulipwood for his London Design Festival project last year

Outside roots

New research could lead to increased exterior use of one of the most prolific of American hardwoods

Published:  29 June, 2009

The new logo can be used for marketing purposes once a company has completed the audit

Green stamp of approval

The Timber Trade Federation has relaunched its environmental due diligence tool, the Responsible Purchasing Policy, complete with a new logo. TTF chief executive John White explains why

Published:  29 June, 2009

Visitors to the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

2009: the year of self-build?

While much of the construction industry has had little cheer in recent months, self-builders are toasting the best market conditions for years and possibly decades. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  29 June, 2009

Dulux Trade had assistance from Forum for the Future when it developed its Ecosure range

Green is the colour

Wood finish and paint suppliers say specifiers should not avoid their products on environmental grounds. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  29 June, 2009

Scotframe Timber Engineering's Supawall closed panel system

Panel experts

The market generally may be slow, but timber frame manufacturers continue to pick up the pace in the development of new panel systems

Published:  29 June, 2009

Timber frame offers developers quick build times and reduced wastage

The dawn of a new market

When the economic upturn comes and the urgent need for fast, sustainable building becomes even more critical, timber frame looks set to be the number one choice. Liz Male, of the UK Timber Frame Association, reports

Published:  29 June, 2009

The cubes are made from SIPs and finished with untreated western red cedar

Sheds go cube route

The once humble garden building is being reinvented in state-of-the-art engineered timber. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  29 June, 2009

The completed ring beam and trusses are lifted out of the way

As easy as Pi

BSW Timber has launched a new timber construction system, the simplicity of which has caught the eye of the housing minister. Sally Spencer reports

Published:  29 June, 2009

LVL beams are used for the roof, removing the need for trussed rafters

Just add water

Water tanks could be the answer to concerns about timber frame’s lack of thermal mass. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  03 June, 2009

Mayr-Melnhof’s new headquarters building blends a range of engineered timber products

A cut above

You might not expect a sawmiller to opt for avant-garde architecture, but Mayr-Melnhof has done just that – in glulam. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  03 June, 2009

The footprints of redundant buildings around a mediaeval yard formed the template for the new Berwick Workspace

Back in town

Squeezed out over centuries by other materials, timber is now making serious forays back into urban construction. A recent example is Berwick-upon-Tweed’s new Workspace development. Peter Wilson, architect and director of business development for the Centre for Timber Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University, reports

Published:  03 June, 2009

Ray Curran

Training makes sense

Ray Curran, UKTFA education and training manager, reports an increase in candidates on its training programmes

Published:  03 June, 2009

Ray Curran

Training makes sense

Ray Curran, UKTFA education and training manager, reports an increase in candidates on its training programmes

Published:  28 May, 2009

St John Fisher school uses 1,000m3 of cross laminated timber panels

Class act in CLT

The St John Fisher School pushes the UK boundaries for prefabricated cross-laminated timber building. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  28 May, 2009
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