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Expansion Trail Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.
Getting smarter Off-site manufactured insulated roofing system Smartroof is expanding to meet growing demand
Bob’s your warm roof uncle 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.
Child’s play construction A strong and simple panelised modular building system could revolutionise construction, says its developer. Mike Jeffree reports
Treet towers over the rest Bergen dwellers like their buildings tall and in timber, judging by the rate the apartments sold in the city’s recently-completed, ground-breaking, record-holding Treet building. Mike Jeffree reports.
Hardwood designs on construction The hardwood trade should make more of the architectural and construction opportunities opening to it, argues architect and timber design consultant Peter Wilson.
Austrians box clever The Austrian timber industry delivers timber promotion by truck. Mike Jeffree reports on its unique mobile showcase and wider marketing campaign
Austrian timber takes new tangent The Austrian timber sector, one of Europe’s biggest, has already established its reputation as an innovator, and latest developments in engineered wood technology and construction look set to seal it, writes Peter Franklin of overseas business support agency Advantage Austria
LVL giant on line STEICO’s new LVL line is up and running. Keren Fallwell reports from the factory in Poland
Winning Ways The inaugural Structural Timber Awards winners were announced earlier this month
Celebrating Excellence Two major awards events celebrate the use of timber in construction – The Wood Awards and the Structural Timber Awards. Sally Spencer reports.
Timber Champion Timber is now pretty much a standard material for Arup. The engineering firm’s timber specialist, Andrew Lawrence, talks to Keren Fallwell.
Lift-Off Some very large and inspiring buildings are being constructed from timber around the world. We look at one project in North America making the headlines
NSTS Levels the Playing Field When the much-awaited National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) hits the presses this summer, following a period of consultation, it marks a significant step forward for the timber industry in terms of levelling the playing field against its competitive material set, says TRADA
Housing creates room for growth The recovery in new build housing has boosted demand for I-joists. Sally Spencer reports
High-rise wood construction in France is earmarked by government for fast-track development.
Mike Jeffree reports
Making a Solid Start Appreciation of the benefits of LVL has led to growing use of the product, says engineered wood products manufacturer LP Building Products.
Vendee Mill Grows French hardwood mill Scierie de Challans has new owners in place who are putting added emphasis on export sales. Stephen Powney reports
Engineered for Growth
French softwood specialist PiveteauBois anticipates rising demand for timber and engineered
wood products in construction, and it’s taking steps to meet it. Mike Jeffree reports