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The curving roof beams at Skelton Lake Services. Images courtesy of B&K Structures.
B&K Structures: 50 years of timber and steel innovation
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B&K Structures are one of the UK’s leading sustainable frame contractors, specialising in the design and delivery of engineered timber and timber-steel hybrids. 2024 marks their 50th anniversary, having begun their journey in 1974 specialising in steel fabrication before adding engineered timber to their portfolio in 2007. Since then, the...
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The importance of a moisture control plan
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Production of a Construction Stage Moisture Control Plan (CSMCP) is an essential part of the process in managing risks to the timber components. The Construction Stage Moisture Control Plan (CSMCP) needs to encompass the complete process - from timber manufacture to handover of the finished building. By making a detailed...
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198 CAL by night: a local community and arts centre in Brixton, South London, designed by CarverHaggard architects.
New floors, new stories: timber transforms a community arts space
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This economical retrofit and extension of an existing arts centre provides inspiring new spaces for art, education and activism. It also shows what can be done on a very limited budget - with a bit of design imagination and engineering know-how. 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning is a black-owned and...
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Brick-clad timber buildings using Donaldson's timber frame system
A timber-framed future for UK housing: Donaldson Timber Systems
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Why have Donaldson Timber Systems just invested £10m in their offsite timber-frame factory? Because they anticipate a big future for timber-frame housing in the UK. They’ve boosted their capacity and technical capabilities because – like many of the UK's major housebuilders – they see timber frame as increasingly central to...
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James Latham launches Horizon quarter sawn Tulipwood
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James Latham has collaborated with long-term sawmill partner, Pennsylvania-based HORIZON, to introduce quarter sawn Tulipwood to its range. Exclusive to James Latham, it has been developed in response to specifier and contractor calls for a superior, stable, and sustainable material for a range of specific interior joinery purposes, including kitchen...
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Peaks Barn, under construction.
WikiHouse – a new way to do modular timber construction
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The WikiHouse system brings MMC capabilities to designers and contractors who didn't think they had the resources for it. WikiHouse CEO Alastair Parvin explains just how easy this system is to procure and put together. "We describe it as a bit like Lego but for buildings," Alastair says. “WikiHouse gives...
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TDUK sponsors Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards
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Who is going to be crowned this year’s Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards? Voting in this year’s TTJ Awards – the annual search for the best-performing UK timber industry companies – runs until June 19. The Awards – to be held at the Hilton London Bankside...
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State of Trade Survey – 2024 Q1
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The CPA’s Construction Trade Survey brings together results from surveys of building contractors, specialist contractors, civil contractors and product manufacturers. It provides a pan-industry assessment of current and expected conditions.
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NTS adds metal web joists to EWP range
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National Timber Systems (NTS), part of National Timber Group, has added metal web joists to its range of engineered wood products. Product manager Richard Pashley joined NTS recently to head up metal web joist design and sales. He has 20 years’ experience in engineered wood products, as well as being...
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Raising the bar on timber protection
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Wood Protection Association (WPA) Director, Neil Ryan, explores the support available to help ensure treated wood is specified and installed correctly. It’s just over two years since the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) was published, in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell...
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