CLT

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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Read the new issue of Designing Timber – out now
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Designing Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber news, building case studies and valuable CPD, look no further than our informative new issue. One of the Osnaburgh Pavilions, a honeycomb-like gridshell structure created by Xylotek An essential...
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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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A Passivhaus haven of timber tranquility
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A timber-framed Passivhaus in Warwickshire, Larch Corner boasts some truly impressive credentials. Mark Siddall, of architecture practice LEAP, took on a challenging project and delivered an extraordinarily efficient building. It is 195 times more airtight than 2023 UK building regulations require. It is also a haven of timber-based tranquillity –...
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Is mass timber the future of the workplace?
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The use of mass timber in the commercial sector has seen a recent flourishing in the UK, with increasing interest from investors. Here, some of the frontrunners in the industry explain why. Occupiers want healthy and sustainable workspaces Alex Dunn, research manager at Cromwell Property Group, has undertaken extensive research...
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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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