Design

One month until the Wood Awards 2023 Close
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Celebrating the Timeless Beauty of Wood Calling all architects, designers, craftsmen, and wood enthusiasts! There is just one month remaining until the highly anticipated Wood Awards 2023 closes its doors. It is time to celebrate the elegance, versatility, and sustainable nature of wood, as we honour the exceptional creations that...
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Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
Brent Cross Pavilion
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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. With exhibition, work and events spaces, all served by a public café, the new facility communicates the vision of the development and acts as...
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designtimber
Watch our webinar series on inspiring timber projects from across the UK
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Timber Development UK is presenting an ongoing series of hour-long talks exploring inspiring timber buildings and products selected from the winners and shortlist from the Wood Awards 2022. Here is a round up of the first four talks in the designTimber series, which you can catch up on below. The...
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Wood Awards 2023 Launches Call for Entries
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The call for entries for the Wood Awards 2023 is now live! Enter your wood-centric building, furniture or product before 23 June 2023 and have your work recognised as the best in the UK.  Architects, engineers, installers, furniture makers, product designers - or anyone else with an exceptional timber project...
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Pells Garden rain garden (Human Nature with Periscope)
The UK’S biggest timber development ever?
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The recently announced Phoenix Development in Lewes looks set to be the largest timber development the UK has ever seen. It is currently awaiting planning permission but, fingers crossed, it will provide 700 sustainably sourced timberframe homes. The developers, Human Nature, hope to kick-start a whole new revival in sustainable...
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March house
After the rain: a flood-proof riverside home
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How a changing riverside landscape became a test bed for forward-thinking modular design. Designed by Knox Bhavan architects, March House was built using a prefabricated OSB cassette system which not only minimized use of steel and concrete but was, impressively, also made without any structural solid timber: the OSB cassettes...
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Insulation
Wood fibre insulation: Why use anything else?
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Don’t just reach for the mineral wool. Wood fibre insulation has many advantages over its synthetic rivals. Insulation is about much more than cost and thickness. While mineral wool is an industry standard, wood fibre insulation is on the rise. In Europe about 10% of the entire insulation market is...
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Timber onsite
How to take care of your timber when it’s onsite
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Make sure all that lovely timber stays in tip-top condition after delivery. Here is a guide to storing your timber properly – preventing any compromises in its integrity and performance. There are many problems that can result from poor storage of timber onsite. Increased wetting of the timber, for example,...
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Low carbon
Low carbon can be low cost
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Carver Haggard keep things simple for an award-winning retrofit. The refurb and extension of 198CAL - an arts centre in South London – demonstrates that low-carbon solutions do not have to be expensive. TDUK members Carver Haggard picked up a RIBA Isometric drawing of 198CAL. Key: 1=Gallery, 2=Kitchen, 3=Archive, 4=Office,...
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OSB
Know your wood – OSB
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Each issue, we take a look at a particular wood species or wood product. This time it’s the turn of OSB, as we look at the past, present and future of this environmentally friendly strand-based engineered board. What exactly is OSB? Oriented strand board is a composite engineered wood panel...
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