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First hardwood CLT structure in the United States unveiled

Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in the... View Article

World’s largest CLT building completed

Dalston Works, the world’s largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has been completed. Designed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and Waugh Thistleton Architects on behalf of developer Regal London, the mixed-use development showcases how the innovative use of sustainable materials like CLT... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

Timber Frame is re-shaping the UK housebuilding industry

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction. Housebuilding has proved the most buoyant sector of the UK construction industry for the past five years, its rate of growth only recently being... View Article

Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Urban Front offer a RIBA certified CPD: Specifying Hardwood Timber Doorsets which has been updated for 2017 to include for changes in building regs and to include the more complicated fitting of timber doorsets into frameless glass and architectural glass.... View Article

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

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

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

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

TRADA at Timber Expo 2017

The winning designs in Trada’s 2017 student design competition ‘CO2nnect’ will be able to be viewed on TRADA’s stand – T260 – at Timber Expo (10-12 October, NEC). First prize went to a team from the University of Edinburgh, scooping... View Article
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Wood Awards 2017 shortlist announced

A shortlist of 20 structures have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2017, featuring some of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood. The judging panel, led by architect Michael Morrison of Purcell, will visit all the shortlisted projects in person,... View Article
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