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Pasquill wins environment award
14 June, 2018
UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
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Construction figures show dip
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
TRA in project-led refocus
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) continues to grow in influence and membership. But, operating in a competitive, ever-evolving industry, it can’t afford to be complacent, hence the need for a fundamental shift in its operation and structure.
Hardwood CLT structure to star at London Design Festival
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion in central London for the London Design Festival.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Scotframe moves to target more English self-build business
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Scotframe has launched a permanent showroom and sales office at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.
DTE in Hundegger investment
Thursday, May 17, 2018 DTE Ltd has installed a Hundegger Turbo Drive for processing Truss components at its facility in Ashford, Kent.
Sodra timber build subsidiary in landmark UK smart build project
Monday, May 14, 2018 Södra’s timber building subsidiary is supplying the UK’s first smart home housing development.
UK construction output falls 2.7% in Q1
Monday, May 14, 2018 Office for National Statistics figures show that UK construction output decreased 2.7% in the first quarter of 2018.
Homebuilding & Renovating Show continues growth
Friday, May 11, 2018 The Homebuilding & Renovating Show has reported visitor number growth of over 16% in last five years.
SR Timber launches Service Charter
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 East Midlands-based SR Timber has launched a Service Charter in what trading director Shaun Revil describes as “a coming of age” for the company.
Inquiry into off-site construction advantages continues
Monday, April 23, 2018 Housebuilders and engineering experts will be speaking at the next stage of a parliamentary inquiry investigating off-site manufacture for construction.
Building product sales up in February
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Fire Door Safety Week wins Safety and Health Excellence award
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Fire Door Safety Week 2017 has won Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards.
£100k awarded to innovative timber construction systems
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.
Oregon Timber Frame completes buy-out
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Selkirk-based Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has completed a buy-out of its non-management shareholders, including the 15% stake in the business held by its largest external shareholder group, Archangel Investors.
Gibbs & Dandy rewards customer service
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Gibbs & Dandy has recognised its staff’s contribution to the business for 2017 through an awards scheme.
UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM has been re-scheduled for May 10 after the event had to be cancelled on March 1 because of severe weather.
Wood Awards launches call for entries
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has launched its 2018 call for entries.
Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 A talented multidisciplinary team from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park.

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