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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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Post and beam was used for London's award-winning Black and White Building; © Waugh Thistleton architects
A beginner’s guide to Post and Beam
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In this extract from Timber Typologies - TDUK's handy introduction to the main timber construction methods - we take a look at post and beam construction. Combining MMC Category 2 and 3 products, and evolving from lightweight timber frame construction, post and beam systems rely upon the load-bearing capabilities of...
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Black & White Building
The Black & White Building
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An adaptable building is a sustainable one – that was a key concept behind the design. There are no structural internal partition walls in the Black & White building, so the workspaces are large and open. The building's structure comprises a frame made of a beech-based laminated veneer lumber (LVL),...
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Powerful new policy report shows path to net zero with timber
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – in collaboration with Waugh Thistleton Architects – have released a study on policies from across the globe which encourage the use of timber in construction. Timber Policy is a comparative study of policies, across six...
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Black & White Building
‘A pioneering achievement’ – timber office complex wins 2 prizes
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The Black & White Building is a double winner in the Wood Awards 2023 – with the Waugh Thistleton Architect-designed timber office block taking out both the Commercial and Sustainability categories. This 17.8-metre-high mass timber office complex, commissioned by forward thinking developers The Office Group (TOG), stands tall as a...
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‘New Model Building’ launched to help decarbonise housing
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New Model Building, a set of design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18m in height, in full compliance with UK building regulations and local policy set by bodies such as the Greater London Authority, is now available to download for...
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Is mass timber the future of the workplace?
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The use of mass timber in the commercial sector has seen a recent flourishing in the UK, with increasing interest from investors. Here, some of the frontrunners in the industry explain why. Occupiers want healthy and sustainable workspaces Alex Dunn, research manager at Cromwell Property Group, has undertaken extensive research...
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‘An exoskeleton and a spider’ | working with the combustibles ban
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Dave Lomax from Waugh Thistleton Architects and Kelly Harrison from Whitby Wood consider the implications of recent fire safety regulations for mass timber construction.
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Stadthaus by Waugh Thistleton
Stadthaus
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Waugh Thistleton's nine-storey Stadthaus (German for townhouse) is the first tall urban housing built almost entirely out of prefabricated solid timber.
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