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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Woodlands Nursery
How much do you know about SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels)?
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SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are prefabricated, high-performance, lightweight building panels. They're an excellent system to use in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. Made by laminating high-density facings to an insulating foam core, their strong structural bonds allow them to bear considerable loads with reduced studding. The many...
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Highlights
TDUK’s 2023: read all about our highlights!
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Merry Christmas! It's been a packed year for Timber Development UK. We've been busy promoting timber in construction across the board, working hard to support our members and their businesses.  Here's a selection of highlights from a very productive 2023... Launch of our Timber Knowledge Sheets Discover how the timber...
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A rather Royal viewing
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DHH Panel Products took great pride in supporting the RHS Resilient Garden at this year's Royal Hampton Court Palace Garden Show. A selection of hardwood and marine plywoods were used, including Eucalyptus Plywood and Okoume Marine Plywood. The Okoume was chosen for its moisture-resistant properties, which is particularly suitable for...
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making a splash
Making a Splash | Why timber is a great choice for a swimming pool structure
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Many people might incorrectly think that timber is a risky choice for swimming pool construction. Quite the opposite: timber is a resilient, healthy and robust material to use. It also looks amazing... 10 metre beam, used with a king post truss pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with...
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Street view of The Hithe, with passing cyclist
Timber startup studios succeed on a tight site with a tight budget
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Wanted: a 200m2 building in London. Budget must not exceed 400K. Must be fully demountable in ten years’ time. Sounds like a tall order? That was the challenge that faced the team of If_Do architects and social enterprise Meanwhile Space. And then there were the site constraints to contend with…...
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CITB to carry out occupational review in the wood, carpentry and joinery sectors
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is about to undertake an occupational review on behalf of the wood occupations, and carpentry and Joinery sector. The review will include the development of Training Pathways and Competence Frameworks, as well as the review of 30 National Occupational Standards (NOS). As the standards...
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Flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks
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Choosing flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks in commercial and domestic flooring projects, according to International Timber, an importer and distributor of bespoke, sustainable timber and panel products. Contract flooring specialists know that incorrectly specified plywood underlayment can result in swelling, peeling and lifting, even when other installation practices are...
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Does your timber cladding measure up?
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is an independent, not-for-profit advisory body and is recognised as a reliable and authoritative source of expert opinion in the UK. British standard BS805-1: 2014: External Timber Cladding Part 1: Method of specification was specifically developed to cover the manufacture of external timber...
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Raising awareness of treated timber
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) and its members champion the use of building with timber – developing and promoting technologies that enhance its capabilities and value as a building resource. If you work with wood, you'll know your choice of timber is vital to the look and cost of a...
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