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The curving roof beams at Skelton Lake Services. Images courtesy of B&K Structures.
B&K Structures: 50 years of timber and steel innovation
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B&K Structures are one of the UK’s leading sustainable frame contractors, specialising in the design and delivery of engineered timber and timber-steel hybrids. 2024 marks their 50th anniversary, having begun their journey in 1974 specialising in steel fabrication before adding engineered timber to their portfolio in 2007. Since then, the...
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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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Street view of The Hithe, with passing cyclist
Timber startup studios succeed on a tight site with a tight budget
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Wanted: a 200m2 building in London. Budget must not exceed 400K. Must be fully demountable in ten years’ time. Sounds like a tall order? That was the challenge that faced the team of If_Do architects and social enterprise Meanwhile Space. And then there were the site constraints to contend with…...
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