Positive feedback reported at Interbuild
Published: 21 October, 2009
Interbuild exhibitors are reporting positive feedback at this years show, despite the event being noticeably smaller than previous years.
Most exhibitors Timber & Sustainable Building spoke to on Monday said the journey to Birmingham NEC was well worthwhile, with a contingent of Irish sawmillers particularly upbeat about securing an increased slice of the UK construction timber market.
Timber building systems featured heavily in Sustainability Street, a new Interbuild feature designed to showcase innovative building systems.
Modcell left some of the wall panels open on its demonstration building so visitors could see the timber frame and straw bale stucture, while the Intelligent Building, the largest structure on display, was a shop window for the SupaWall hybrid Structural Insulated Panel building system currently being used by Maple Timber Systems and Scotframe Timber Engineering.
The Ergohome affordable housing solution was another SIP structure while Cowley Timberwork was involved in building the structure of the Kita Design Classroom pod, the first of which is already installed at Elleray Preparatory School, Windermere.
Glennon Brothers, Murray Timber and ECC Timber Products joined together under the Enterprise Ireland stand with Irish state forester Coillte to promote their CLS and carcassing products.
Two German sawmillers Holz Schmidt and Ante-Holz were also pushing their KVH construction timber and carcassing.
Ante-Holz export manager Kai Oberlies reported good contacts at the show, even though he said he was shocked that there was no Timber Zone this year.
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