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

Height isn’t everything

Alex de Rijke of dRMM says that while architects are exploiting the possibilities of timber to build tall, this should not reinforce a view of towers as the answer to urban density, and it’s unrealistic to expect them to be... View Article

Overarching ambition

Giant arched timber columns and what’s thought to be the largest green wall in Europe signal the sustainability credentials of a striking new energy-from-waste facility in Leeds. Stephen Cousins reports A vast 42 metre-high, 123 metre-long wall of vegetation is... View Article

High performance, long life timber cladding

Accoya®, the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots. Created from sustainably sourced wood and completely non-toxic, Accoya is a revolution in wood technology. And with TRADA... View Article
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Brazil explores use of CLT

The city of São Paulo is soon to become home to the AMATA Building, a construction made completely of Brazilian wood. The project spawned from an initiative by AMATA, a Brazilian forest management company, and was designed by Triptyque, the... View Article

X-Wood cladding creates superb refurbishment

Freefoam Building Products are proud to release a new case study featuring the PVC foiled X-Wood cladding range. This beautiful property in rural Leicestershire originally featured white wood windows and a wood clad annex. The present homeowners decided to update... View Article
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Metsä Wood: Dome of visions made from sustainable wood

Aarhus in Denmark is the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and for this occasion, a huge transparent dome of glue-laminated timber will serve as the Aarhus municipal pavilion for building culture. The dome-shaped wooden building, Dome of Visions, is... View Article

Taylor Lane completes MOD Housing Development

Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected timber frame kits for 322 three and four bedroom homes for service personnel and their families based at barracks on and around Salisbury Plain. The circa £70 million housing development in Tidworth,... View Article

Increased demand for renewable building product

Demand for Plaswood is on the increase as specifiers, architects, landscape designers, construction companies and many more realise the benefits of the sustainable, eco-friendly substitute for non-renewable materials such as wood, concrete and steel. Plaswood is strong, durable, waterproof, maintenance-free,... View Article