How do you turn an infill car park into beautiful housing?

Chobham from Edward Williams © Agnese Sanvito housing
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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Offsite timber manufacturing
Shadow Levelling Up Minister sees benefits of offsite timber manufacturing
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Shadow Levelling Up Minister and MP for Nottingham North, Alex Norris MP, visited Donaldson Offsite’s operations in Ilkeston, Derbyshire – the UK’s largest trussed rafter and timber floor factory – this week. In his capacity as Shadow Levelling Up Minister and Vice Chair of the APPG for the Timber Industries,...
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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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Timber industry roadmap to net zero carbon
Net zero roadmap offers timber businesses carbon and cost savings
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A new timber industry net zero roadmap aims to accelerate the productivity, sustainability, and innovation of the sector to better meet the needs of a low-carbon world. Commissioned by Timber Development UK (TDUK) in collaboration with eleven UK timber trade associations*, the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was developed following...
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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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Net Zero
Net Zero Review marks positive start to 2023
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A net zero economy is the ‘growth opportunity of the 21st Century’ according to a new report from a UK Government sponsored report. Former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore MP published his Net Zero Review last Friday, putting forward a set of 129 recommendations to accelerate this shift. Key among these recommendations is...
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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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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023.
What lies ahead: the timber industry speaks out
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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023. Here’s what they said.       Paul Pennick, Timber Product Manager, MKM Building Supplies   Encourage more engagement with timber “Our focus as we move into 2023 is, first...
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Timber import
Timber import patterns witnessed a considerable shift in 2022, says TDUK
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2022 witnessed a considerable shift in timber trading patterns, with the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Latvia, and China supplying significant volumes to the UK. Softwood imports from the ROI increased by 48% in 2022, overtaking supplies from both Germany and Russia. This comes despite low overall softwood volumes, with imports...
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Climate response retrofit
Getting into the details of retrofit in a timber frame!
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In the fourth and final webinar of the #TDChallenge23 series, three retrofit experts got into the nitty gritty of detailing for timber frame buildings. Gervase Mangwana, Florence Collier and Beth Williams spoke about airtightness and moisture, M&E ventilation, and structural considerations. Build tight… After presenting at last week’s talk on...
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