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Homag and Hundegger strategic partnership for timber construction
16 April, 2019
Leading German machine makers Homag and Hans Hundegger AG have formed a straetgic partnership for the worldwide marketing of integrated total solutions for timber house production.
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MBM in supply partnership with Engineered Wood Solutions
Monday, March 18, 2019 MBM has formed a supply partnership with Engineered Wood Solutions (EWS) as part of MBM’s on-going commitment to expand its involvement with light and heavy engineered wood products and building systems.
Wood Awards call for entries
Monday, March 18, 2019 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries.
UK softwood market prospects to improve if Brexit deal struck
Monday, March 11, 2019 Surprisingly positive UK softwood forecasts were shared at the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Softwood Conference last week.
Stewart Milne Timber Systems in MMC partnership with leading housing association
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Stewart Milne Timber Systems has entered into a partnership to deliver timber frame for more than 1,500 homes for L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations.
Lord Deben: more timber construction and forestry planting needed to meet climate change targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction.
ICC code changes to allow CLT construction up to 18 storeys
Friday, January 04, 2019 The International Code Council (ICC) has approved an entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals which will see some CLT buildings allowed up to 18 storeys.
Administrators sell timber building firm to new owners
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 Administrators of Scottish timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic (Scotland) Ltd have managed to secure a sale of the company.
UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
Wednesday, December 12, 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.
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.

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