Timber Expo to address safety and quality in buildings

Timber Expo announces its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017. The show will cover a wide range of timber applications, from timber frame through to plywood, CLT and timber cladding, while exploring the latest developments across... View Article
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Composites UK reveals its industry award shortlist for 2017

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards, which will be presented at the annual awards dinner on 1st November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show. Claire Whysall, Communications... View Article

Sky opens up to timber

Media behemoth Sky’s marketing tag is ‘believe in better’, so expectations were high for the design of its flagship HQ building. Ray Philpott finds out if it lives up to the hype Sky Central in Osterley, Middlesex, is an impressive... View Article

Learning fast

Two of five new schools being provided for Aberdeenshire feature the extensive use of a hybrid glulam and CLT system providing a wide range of benefits for flexible learning environments. Eve Dennehy reports for ADF In April 2012 Aberdeenshire Council... View Article

Why the oldest window frame material is the modern choice

As the industry searches for new alternatives to PVCu, Tony Pell of The Wood Window alliance investigates the resurgence of timber window frames Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas,... View Article
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Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roof

Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article

Safeguarding structural timber against damp

Alex Massingham of RIW offers advice on the waterproofing strategies needed to help meet increasingly popular engineered timber buildings’ design lifespans Some of history’s most iconic structures – from Westminster’s Great Hall to the architecture of Venice – make extensive... View Article

Engineering the perfect floor

Russell Calder of Havwoods explains the benefits of engineered timber over solid timber for flooring The UK market offers both solid and engineered wood flooring, however in some areas where climates are harsher, only engineered products are sold by some... View Article

Thermally modified timber: standing the test of time

Architects wishing to create a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance for the exterior of buildings continue to turn to timber for a solution that is both practical and sustainable. Timber has a life expectancy of decades, and there are undeniable environmental... View Article

Insulation guide launched by Superglass

One of the UK’s leading glass wool insulation manufacturers, Superglass has launched an in-depth guide on maximising insulation in residential and commercial properties. Designed for use by engineers, builders, architects and surveyors, the guide outlines best practice and suitable product... View Article

Awards celebrate excellence in structural timber

The Structural Timber Awards will be held at the NEC Birmingham on 10 October alongside Timber Expo, celebrating “innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology,” said the organisers. The Awards will showcase innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across... View Article
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Sky Hut from WG+P Architects gazes at the stars

WG+P Architects (Waind Gohil + Potter) in collaboration with Webb Yates Structural Engineers, have won a design competition with their new glamping cabin, the Sky Hut, inspired by traditional Welsh myths and stargazing. The firm’s winning entry is timber clad... View Article