Former timber yard totally transformed… by timber

Newson's Yard interior: a shopping arcade with timber clad ceiling and walls, and brick columns
Former timber yard totally transformed… by timber
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Newson’s Yard is a new hub for top-end retail and restaurants. It is a refurbished and reimagined former timber yard, nestled in London's Pimlico Road Design District. The site was developed by Grosvenor, with Stiff + Trevillion as architect and Heyne Tillett Steel as structural engineer. Timber then, timber now...
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Garden Room
So much more than just a Garden Room
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There’s more to the Garden Room, at Cwm Barn, than its name suggests. Arbor Architects designed an elegant, timber-framed annexe with Japanese influences. It's a space to get away from the house - the perfect complement to a family home in rural Peterchurch, near Hereford. The clients wanted a flexible...
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ttbs
TTBS launches new website
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The Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) has launched a new logo and brand-new website. The website, which went live on 16 February, will allow both supporters and beneficiaries to engage with TTBS in a faster and more efficient way. General Manager Christella Golby said: "Not only do we have a...
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timber neighbourhood
Planning permission granted for UK’s largest timber neighbourhood
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Human Nature’s radically sustainable plan for 685 new timber-frame homes for Lewes, in East Sussex, has been approved. One year after the proposal to transform a neglected 7.9-hectare brownfield site into a vibrant green neighbourhood was announced, the Phoenix development has been given the go ahead by the South Downs...
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Roof trusses luxury
Roof trusses add a touch of luxury to Oxfordshire development
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Having successfully worked with Miller Homes to supply high-quality engineered timber roof trusses for several housing developments in the West Midlands, Scotts Timber Engineering was asked to design and supply luxury car barns for Miller Homes’ Elmhurst Chase site in Carterton, Oxfordshire. Timber is a low-carbon solution, and incorporating this...
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Product Safety Plywood
Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood
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The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a Product Safety Report for PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood for use in construction works, found not to consistently achieve the declared reaction to fire performance. The report states: "Testing in accordance with EN 13501-1:2018 has found that the product may not...
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Lea Bridge Library by Studio Weave
A second life for fallen London trees
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Beautifully lined in a colourful patchwork of hardwoods from felled urban trees, Studio Weave’s pavilion is a dynamic and delightful addition to Lea Bridge Library. Images © Jim Stephenson. A red pre-cast concrete colannade runs the length of the wing. The non-structural columns contain downpipes taking rainwater to the tree...
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Demountable timber housing
Demountable timber housing for 370 refugees – using no concrete at all
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A building that had to be erected quickly and which could also be taken down within ten years: these were the criteria for the Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre, a two-building complex providing housing for 370 refugees in Rigot Park in Geneva, Switzerland. The client was Hospice Général - the main...
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James Latham helps museum tell stories of change
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James Latham has provided 450m2 of HONEXT for The Fitzwilliam Museum's 'Real Families: Stories of Change' exhibition. The carbon-neutral fibreboard was used as the finishing material for the show's temporary installations, replacing a large proportion of the painted MDF typically used for this purpose. The Cambridge-based Fitzwilliam Museum hosts a...
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CPA Winter Forecast expects further output falls this year
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The Construction Products Association has issued its 2024 Winter Forecast, anticipating that construction output will continue to fall this year before recovering in 2025. TDUK reports. Construction activity continues to endure a challenging environment, with the sharp falls in private housing newbuild and repair, maintenance and improvement (RM&I) seen during...
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