New designTimber talks – learn from architects, engineers & specialists advancing timber design

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New designTimber talks – learn from architects, engineers & specialists advancing timber design
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Timber Development UK are delighted to host a third series of lunchtime designTimber webinars featuring exemplary timber buildings from the 2023 Wood Awards winners and shortlist. These monthly webinars will be presented by the multi-disciplinary design and delivery teams behind a diverse range of inspiring projects, from high-rise urban offices...
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‘Flowing and beautifully functional’ – the award winning bespoke oak chest
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A meticulously considered, scorched oak chest, Serenade, by John Makepeace OBE, has taken the top prize in the Bespoke category in the Wood Awards. Inspired by the ancient hollowed-out tree trunks that were used to carry the possessions of those on the move, this chest of drawers accommodates the personal...
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Community design initiative takes top prize with volunteer-built furniture project
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Mentsen, together with The Exchange – an Erith-based community group – has taken out the top prize in the ‘Production’ category of the Wood Awards with their project ‘The Exchange table and chairs’. In a true achievement of sustainable, skilful community-led design and production, these collapsible and stackable oak tables...
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Refurbished council flat with ‘AI-generated’ engravings wins interior design award
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The ‘intelligently designed’ Dragon Flat, by Tsuruta Architects, has taken the top prize for interior design at the Wood Awards 2023. Subtly reconfiguring the layout of a 1950s duplex council flat in West London, Tsuruta Architects has created a delightful and personal space that enriches the lives of its occupants...
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Spruce House & Studio named UK’s best new timber home
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‘Contemporary, calm and monastic’ – this East-London timber home designed by ao-ft has won the top prize for the Private category at this year’s Wood Awards. All photos © Rory Gardiner This newly built East London home and self-contained garden studio celebrates the beauty and sustainable nature of cross-laminated timber (CLT),...
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Black & White Building
‘A pioneering achievement’ – timber office complex wins 2 prizes
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The Black & White Building is a double winner in the Wood Awards 2023 – with the Waugh Thistleton Architect-designed timber office block taking out both the Commercial and Sustainability categories. This 17.8-metre-high mass timber office complex, commissioned by forward thinking developers The Office Group (TOG), stands tall as a...
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New Temple Complex takes the Gold Award
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A multifaith community complex, designed by James Gorst Architects for White Eagle Lodge, was announced as the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the 2023 Wood Awards. Through a celebration of the natural materiality deeply embedded in the area’s local history, New Temple Complex is...
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David Hopkins at the TDUK Awards 2023.
TDUK celebrates members excellence in inaugural awards
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Outstanding contributions by Timber Development UK (TDUK) members to sustainability, diversity, and the timber community around the UK were recognised during the TDUK Annual Dinner 2023. The awards, in their first year, seek to highlight the incredible efforts by members of the timber supply chain to improve outcomes for people...
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Congratulations to TTJ Awards winners!
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The Timber Trade Journal Awards ceremony took place earlier this month on 15 September at the Hilton London Bankside hotel. The TTJ Awards rewards excellence in the timber product industries, recognising companies who have gone above and beyond in the sawmilling, importing, merchanting, joinery manufacturing and structural timber systems sectors....
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Wood Awards exhibition showcases timber design and construction
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An exhibition featuring the 34 shortlisted projects for this year’s Wood Awards will be on show at Gallery@Oxo as part of the Material Matters fair, during London Design Festival. Lea Bridge Library Pavilion by Studio Weave. Photo © Jim Stephenson Running from 20 – 23 September 2023, this free exhibition...
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