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


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Featured resources

Timber Typologies – Understanding Options for Timber Construction

If timber is to realise its potential, we must know what we mean when we say timber.

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.

Case studies

The new Performing Arts Centre for Sevenoaks School sits on a beautiful sloping site overlooking Knole Park. It contains a concert hall large enough for a symphony orchestra, choir and an audience of 450, a recital room for 100, and a music school with 23 teaching spaces of various sizes, plus a new drama studio, with drama teaching and technical spaces.

One new building stands out on the Golden Mile – a faceted three-storey tower set on a long, low plinth and covered with gold shingles which sparkle in the light. This is Festival House, an award winning building designed by architect dRMM.