insulation

Technique Building extension retrofit glulam CLT exterior
The Technique Building
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The Technique Building received a new lease of life by a superstructure of glulam column-and-beam frame, and new storeys (with solid CLT floor slabs) added to the top. The building's six storeys feature high ceilings and generous open volumes.
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Lower James Street
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This rooftop extension of a 1920s office building used pre-fabricated CLT to create a dramatic double-height office space with a mezzanine floor and angled rooflights.
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Oak Tree House timber passivhaus
Oak Tree House
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Oak Tree House is the first certified Passivhaus to be constructed in the Tyneside area. Built beside an oak tree on a large sloping rear garden plot, it uses a breathable twin timber frame, site-sourced stone and minimises the use of steel.
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Garden Room
So much more than just a Garden Room
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There’s more to the Garden Room, at Cwm Barn, than its name suggests. Arbor Architects designed an elegant, timber-framed annexe with Japanese influences. It's a space to get away from the house - the perfect complement to a family home in rural Peterchurch, near Hereford. The clients wanted a flexible...
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Woodlands Nursery
How much do you know about SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels)?
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SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are prefabricated, high-performance, lightweight building panels. They're an excellent system to use in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. Made by laminating high-density facings to an insulating foam core, their strong structural bonds allow them to bear considerable loads with reduced studding. The many...
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Timber Thermal Regulations
Timber Thermal Regulations
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New homes and buildings across the UK must produce significantly less CO2 under new Approved Documents to help the country move towards net zero.
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New technology makes it possible to recycle MDF fibres
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MDF profile manufacturer W.Howard Group has agreed a multi-year licence deal that will bring a unique MDF recycling technology to the timber industry. For many years W.Howard has been working closely with MDF Recovery and investing in the development of this technology, which recovers fibre from waste MDF. Research suggests...
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Wood Based 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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Introduction – Why choose timber?
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Learn the basic properties and qualities that timber has to offer, and some of the several different practical applications.
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Timber frame design for flood-prone sites
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Understand the importance of timber frame construction that is adaptable in places where flooding has a chance of happening and the timber frame building is flood resilient.
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