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Hitting the heights 20 September, 2016 Architects, engineers, construction industry professionals and representatives of the timber supply chain attended the fourth Wood for Good conference series at London’s Canada House at the end of June. Sally Spencer joined them > read more

Expo extras 20 September, 2016 Timber Expo 2016 has a host of added attractions, from linked UK Construction Week events, to awards, seminars and a beer festival

Forest forward 20 September, 2016 Forest Garden’s British-grown pedigree should be a post-Brexit benefit, but it’s not relying on that alone for success. Sally Spencer reports

Building growth 19 August, 2016 Timber frame now accounts for 27.4% of the UK newbuild market and the industry is confident it will continue to grow. Keren Fallwell reports

Laser focus 19 August, 2016 Leading roof truss and engineered fl oor systems fabricator Pasquill has been investing in production technology and software to optimise operations, reports Stephen Powney from the company’s Redhill branch

Butterfly takes off 19 August, 2016 A Sunderland roof truss producer is moving into timber frame thanks to newly installed technology

Splashing the cash 20 July, 2016 Joinery companies continue to invest in product development and production technology. Sally Spencer reports

Building on recovery 20 July, 2016 The joinery sector has followed the fortunes of the recovering construction sector and, according to the BWF, business is good. Sally Spencer reports

Timber treatment’s case in the round 20 May, 2016 The emergence of the circular economy concept and the rise of timber in construction pose
opportunities and challenges for the timber treatment sector. Mike Jeffree reports

Norbord Inverness expansion under way 20 April, 2016 Norbord’s £95m Inverness OSB plant expansion is now underway. Sally Spencer talks to Norbord Europe managing director Karl Morris.

A new direction 20 April, 2016 Sustainable building show Ecobuild once again opened its doors to construction professionals and although it was a smaller show this time, it did feel busier, reports Stephen Powney

Importers’ perspective 20 April, 2016 UK hardwood plywood and OSB imports charted growth in 2015 while chipboard and MDF shipments reduced, reports Sally Spencer.

Breathing boards 20 April, 2016 Breathable racking board Panelvent is 20 years old. Mark Wilson, managing director of Panel Agency, looks at the background behind the product and recent developments

Expansion Trail 21 March, 2016 Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.

The road less travelled 21 March, 2016 Wood for Good chair Craig White is not one to shy away from an opportunity. He talks to Keren Fallwell.

Decking at home in the digital age 21 March, 2016 Hoppings’ online partnering with its Q-Deck merchant customers is paying dividends and the company continues to develop the system. Mike Jeffree reports.

Bob’s your warm roof uncle 24 February, 2016 Housebuilders face poor thermal performance at the eaves detail of most trussed rafter roofs. But Pasquill design manager Tim Tasker says there’s a ready solution worth trying.

Getting smarter 24 February, 2016 Off-site manufactured insulated roofing system Smartroof is expanding to meet growing demand

A tipping point for cedar shingles? 24 February, 2016 The use of Western red cedar shingles only accounts for about half of one per cent of the total number of installations in the UK’s pitched roofi ng market, according to John Brash & Co Ltd

Floors system market expands 24 February, 2016 Increased levels of housebuilding has meant bigger volumes for engineered wood fl oor systems providers, reports Stephen Powney.

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