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untreated cladding
How well does untreated timber cope outdoors?
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Timber does not necessarily have to be treated to be used externally. It can provide robust results with an unparalleled aesthetic - free from chemical treatments. In this extract from TDUK's forthcoming Designing for Natural Durability, we showcase some great examples of buildings whose robust timber is weathering naturally and...
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Architype timber
A practice that puts sustainability at the heart of everything
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Designing buildings that work for people and planet - that is Architype's ethos. This pioneering architecture practice - and TDUK member - has always championed sustainability. From its early days of self-build houses in the 1990s to its major Passivhaus projects today, Architype has thought long and hard about the...
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The Enterprise Centre
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The Enterprise Centre, a new building on the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus, is an outstanding example of sustainability and low-embodied carbon construction. Completed in 2015, the building uses natural and bio-based materials sourced from local supply chains, including Norfolk thatch, recycled timber cladding and glulam columns of local...
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