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UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
12 December, 2018
Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
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Timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic in administration
Friday, December 07, 2018 Scottish timber building manufacturer CLDB Ltd – trading as Carbon Dynamic – has gone into administration.
Timber construction trend to continue despite building regs move
Monday, December 03, 2018 The move towards timber construction will not be thwarted by a change to building regulations aimed at banning use of combustible materials in new residential buildings over 18m, says the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
CLT pioneer says UK government “overreaches” brief on fire safety
Monday, December 03, 2018 One of the UK’s leading pioneers of cross-laminated timber construction (CLT) – Waugh Thistleton Architects –has expressed “disappointment” the government is proposing a ban on CLT in new residential buildings above 18m.
New hospital uses larch for signature atrium ceiling
Monday, November 26, 2018 Hunter Douglas Architectural has supplied 278m2 of Siberian larch for a signature atrium ceiling at a new £40m hospital in London.
Modified glulam used for London restaurant
Monday, November 19, 2018 Accoya glulam has been used for a new restaurant in London.
German state makes bid for mandatory use of timber in public buildings
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 The German Sawmilling and Timber Industry Association (DeSH) has welcomed a public timber construction initiative in Baden-Württemberg.
TRADA focuses on Better Timber Buildings
Monday, October 22, 2018 TRADA and Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to hold The Better Timber Buildings conference in London on November 15.
Council homes building boost is a victory, says FMB
Friday, October 05, 2018 The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
Monday, September 24, 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Real uplift in July new home registrations with NHBC
Friday, September 07, 2018 New figures from NHBC have revealed that more than 15,800 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in July, a 35% increase on the same month last year.
Report backs further moves towards off-site construction
Monday, July 23, 2018 An important House of Lords report has backed greater use of offsite construction (OSM), declaring that the UK construction sector’s business models are “no longer appropriate”.
Pasquill wins environment award
Thursday, June 14, 2018 UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
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.

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