CLT

Post and beam was used for London's award-winning Black and White Building; © Waugh Thistleton architects
A beginner’s guide to Post and Beam
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In this extract from Timber Typologies - TDUK's handy introduction to the main timber construction methods - we take a look at post and beam construction. Combining MMC Category 2 and 3 products, and evolving from lightweight timber frame construction, post and beam systems rely upon the load-bearing capabilities of...
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WorkStack
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Located at the periphery of the Charlton Riverside industrial area in Greenwich, WorkStack provides an exemplary new model for building high density, affordable, urban workspaces.
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Eton College Sports & Aquatic Centre
Timber is the star at Eton’s pool and sports hall
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A timber structure clad in brick, Eton Sports & Aquatic Centre has become a much-loved asset to the College that's also used by the local community. The project came to Hopkins architects after they’d made a good first impression via a previous competition entry. They hadn’t won, but it had...
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Black & White Building
The Black & White Building
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An adaptable building is a sustainable one – that was a key concept behind the design. There are no structural internal partition walls in the Black & White building, so the workspaces are large and open. The building's structure comprises a frame made of a beech-based laminated veneer lumber (LVL),...
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CGI image of rooftop extension of Arding & Hobbs building, showing interior of upper floors
Timber brings rooftop extension to iconic former department store
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TDUK member Stora Enso supplied the prefabricated Sylva™ CLT building kit for the rooftop extension at Arding & Hobbs – a former department store that's a much-loved South London landmark. A CGI of the interior, with CLT clearly visible at ceiling level. It's a great example of how timber, by...
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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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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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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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CLT
An extra CLT timber floor adds art gallery chic to Lower James Street
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A beautiful old Soho office building needed a refurb. Mass timber was the perfect material to provide an extra floor at the same time. “At the time, looking to extend a building with CLT wasn’t all that common,” recalls Matt Hale, Director at Hale Brown Architects. “I think Lower James...
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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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