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Making a Splash | Why timber is a great choice for a swimming pool structure
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Many people might incorrectly think that timber is a risky choice for swimming pool construction. Quite the opposite: timber is a resilient, healthy and robust material to use. It also looks amazing... 10 metre beam, used with a king post truss pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with...
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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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Finding paradise in a timber office building
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Your first timber project can be a daunting experience. Why did Bywater Properties take the timber route for Paradise SE11 - a 6-storey South London office space? Theo Michell, Co-Founder, Bywater Properties “We acquired the site in 2018 and received planning in early 2020,” explains Theo Michell, co-founder of Bywater...
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The UK’s tallest timber office building
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Architects Piercy&Co are the designers behind a timber-based redevelopment of the former Holborn Town Hall in London. The site sits on the southeast corner of Gray’s Inn Road and Clerkenwell Road in Camden. Planning permission has been granted to developers Global Holdings (GHMG UK) to create the UK’s largest full...
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Know your wood – Red Oak
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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 American red oak - a sustainable and strong wood that machines well, steam bends and takes colour beautifully. The tree Rather than a single species, American red oak refers instead...
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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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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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Timber Typologies – Understanding Options for Timber Construction
If timber is to realise its potential, we must know what we mean when we say timber.
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Address acoustic challenges in mass timber through CLT
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CDM Stravitec has created a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on using lightweight acoustic floating floors in combination with cross-laminated timber (CLT), exploring how these systems can address acoustic challenges in mass timber construction. This online course presents the airborne sound reduction and impact noise isolation of lightweight floating floor...
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