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How do you turn an infill car park into beautiful housing?
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Edward Williams Architects’ first CLT project has transformed an underused car park into a welcoming mews-style development. Directors Laura Carrara-Cagni and Edward Williams explain how they went about it. A stylish landscaped housing scheme now sits on what was once a World War II bomb site. This is Stratford Courtyard...
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Construction industry forecast
CPA Construction Industry Forecast 2023-2024 (Winter 2022/23)
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Construction output is forecast to rise by 2.0% in 2022 as activity currently continues at a high level but output is anticipated to fall by 3.9% in 2023 as a looming UK economic recession, falling real household incomes and rising interest rates, adversely affect demand for sectors such as private...
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Knowledge and skills triumph with first TimberTED students
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills, according to the first group of students to graduate. The first group of TimberTED students have completed their course. The first full Timber Technology Engineering Design (Timber TED) courses began...
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R&D tax claim
Are you making the most of R&D tax claims?
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You could be sitting on some useful tax perks that you’re unaware of. Learn more about what the criteria are and how your projects might qualify. Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs support companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. The words “science and technology” might put...
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Flame Retardant Treatments for Timber – An Overview
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Flame Retardant (FR) chemical treatments for timber work by reducing its ignitability, slowing down the surface spread of flame and, as a result, reducing the heat released. This allows more time for escape in a fire situation.
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CE marking to UKCA
What the UKCA delays mean for timber
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The UK government has, at the eleventh hour, delayed the date when businesses must have switched from CE marking to UKCA marking on their products. TDUK explains what this means for the timber supply chain. In December 2022, the UK Government announced it is delaying the full implementation of the...
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Laminated veneer lumber LVL
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) bulletin
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The European LVL industry (Metsä Wood, Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG, STEICO SE and Stora Enso) has decided to launch LVL strength classes. This bulletin introduces the classes along with other product and design provisions not yet covered in the respective standards.
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This European LVL Handbook serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site element manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals, and as an educational resource.
LVL Handbook Europe
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This European LVL Handbook serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site element manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals, and as an educational resource. The handbook has been prepared by the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries during 2018-19.
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Moisture CLT
Moisture-proof CLT construction without a full temporary shelter
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The publication Moisture-proof CLT construction without a full temporary shelter provides guidance on how to handle CLT elements when building without a full shelter. It is intended to help project planners and builders achieve an industrial and dampproof CLT build.
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battens
Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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