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Chobham from Edward Williams © Agnese Sanvito housing
How do you turn an infill car park into beautiful housing?
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Edward Williams Architects’ first CLT project has transformed an underused car park into a welcoming mews-style development. Directors Laura Carrara-Cagni and Edward Williams explain how they went about it. A stylish landscaped housing scheme now sits on what was once a World War II bomb site. This is Stratford Courtyard...
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Knowledge and skills triumph with first TimberTED students
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills, according to the first group of students to graduate. The first group of TimberTED students have completed their course. The first full Timber Technology Engineering Design (Timber TED) courses began...
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Climate response retrofit
Getting into the details of retrofit in a timber frame!
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In the fourth and final webinar of the #TDChallenge23 series, three retrofit experts got into the nitty gritty of detailing for timber frame buildings. Gervase Mangwana, Florence Collier and Beth Williams spoke about airtightness and moisture, M&E ventilation, and structural considerations. Build tight… After presenting at last week’s talk on...
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A set of three comprehensive timber design and engineering manuals has been launched by Swedish Wood and Timber Development UK.
Download your free essential timber engineering manuals by TDUK and Swedish Wood
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Design of Timber Structures. A set of three comprehensive timber design and engineering manuals has been launched by Swedish Wood and Timber Development UK. This three-volume set of books is an ideal career-long design companion for all levels of designer - from student to experienced professional. Each volume is available...
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Wood Awards 2022 Summary
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Timber Development is proud to be the lead organisers of the Wood Awards 2022 and going forward. This year Timber Development UK (TDUK) became the lead organisers of the Wood Awards after being a main sponsor and member of the steering group for previous years. TDUK is the largest, most...
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Knowledge sharing panel on AECB Retrofit
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In partnership with AECB, BE-ST, Edinburgh Napier University, NMITE and Passivhaus Trust, TDUK has programmed a series of webinars on climate responsive retrofit to support the 2023 university challenge. The challenge asks interdisciplinary teams to form to design, engineer and cost a retrofit scheme for an existing timber frame building...
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The ins and outs of the EnerPHit retrofit standard
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In the second #TDChallenge23 webinar, three professionals working at the forefront of retrofit in the UK provided a closer look at the EnerPHit standard. EnerPhit is a passive house standard specifically intended for existing building projects. To learn more about what it is and how to do it, we heard...
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New courses promote timber technology
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A new series of Timber Technology Engineering Design courses are being launched, following a successful pilot, to encourage built environment professionals to embrace designing with timber and build net zero structures.    The Timber TED courses have been developed by the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE), in...
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Wood Awards 2022 Winners Announced
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University of Cambridge’s ‘Homerton College Dining Hall’ is the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the Wood Awards in a ceremony yesterday evening. Elegant and impressive, the dining hall was praised by the judges for how it celebrates the integrity and inherent beauty of its...
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#TDChallenge23
In it together – a panel on climate responsive retrofit
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With presentations by three leading retrofit advocates, a recent webinar hosted by TDUK University Design Challenge 2023 offered insights into climate-responsive retrofit from the perspectives of an architect, engineer and landscape architect. Despite its critical importance, retrofit is not, yet, common practice – and is likely to be one of...
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