A second life for fallen London trees

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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designtimber webinar
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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Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
A community showcase of flexible architecture
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Embracing larch and spruce both in its structure and frame, Brent Cross Pavilion was the first building constructed in the new 180-acre Brent Cross Town development. Aiming to create a flourishing ‘park town’, real estate developer Related Argent - in partnership with Barnet Council - pledged to create 6,700 new...
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A new series of TDUK Engineering Webinars
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Timber Development UK is hosting engineerTimber, an exciting series of free online engineering webinars across autumn 2023. The series will run weekly from 5 September to 17 October on Tuesdays, 13:00-14:00. Delivered by expert practicing engineers and engineering lecturers, it will introduce a breadth of subjects from the properties of...
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Why we must make the most of our timber
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The built environment has seen a significant shift towards a future where we work to minimise the impact of the construction industry on the natural world. This move from an "exploitative past of refining materials" to a future where we "cultivate our materials in collaboration with nature" was the focus...
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Street scene showing the corner of the Technique Building, where the lower front building meets the higher back.
Moving on up: timber takes Technique Building to new heights
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How did mass timber add extra floors - and a whole lot of flair - to the Technique Building? We catch up with Andy Heyne, of structural engineers Heyne Tillett Steel, to find out all the details. The building at 132 Goswell Road has been many things. Once it was...
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span tables c16 c24
New C16 and C24 Span Tables available to download from TDUK
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Timber Development UK are delighted to announce the publication of essential span tables for C16 and C24 timber grades. Span tables are the most commonly requested form of data we receive from builders' merchants. Timber Development UK has just published a suite of span tables and they can be downloaded...
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Building a circular economy with timber
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How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent Footprint+ exhibition, featuring TDUK Sustainability Director Charlie Law, investigated. Recycling and the circular economy was...
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Timber buildings demystified in groundbreaking new book
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Timber Development UK is stepping up to eliminate misconceptions about timber buildings in Timber Typologies - a groundbreaking new book produced with Waugh Thistleton Architects. Aimed at developers, investors and policy makers, Timber Typologies outlines the variety of build options and methodologies available for low carbon timber construction and details...
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constructing fire safe timber buildings
Constructing fire-safe timber buildings
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Fire safety is of critical importance to the timber supply chain. Now, a new website is bringing comprehensive fire safety guidance together in one place for anyone building with timber. The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood in Construction. The site has been...
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