Modern methods of construction use timber. Find out the ways wood is transforming construction and access best practice guidance.



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06 - 08 June
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Featured resources

Decorative timber flooring

Explore different aspects and benefits of using decorative timber flooring, where different species provide its own appearance and performance

Timber in joinery

Read on the different uses and characteristics of joinery, non-structural timber, and the various uses in windows, doors, staircases, to mention a few.

Timber frame design for flood-prone sites

Understand the importance of timber frame construction that is adaptable in places where flooding has a chance of happening and the timber frame building is flood resilient.

Timber cladding for building refurbishment

Understand the advantages and benefits of refurbishing buildings with timber cladding

Case studies

The Hurlingham Club, founded in the 1870s, is a famous sports club with a Georgian clubhouse, polo grounds, croquet lawns and tennis courts set in 17 hectares of picturesque grounds alongside the Thames in Fulham, London.

Dungeness Beach in Kent is the largest area of shingle in Europe – 1,600 hectares of it. The harsh and dramatic landscape, dominated by the bulk of Dungeness B power station and dotted with a cottage or a fisherman’s weekend hut, is an architectural conservation area and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) to preserve its unique ecology of grasses and shingle plants.