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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 > read more

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

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

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.

Child’s play construction 24 February, 2016 A strong and simple panelised modular building system could revolutionise construction, says its developer. Mike Jeffree reports

Treet towers over the rest 25 January, 2016 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 25 January, 2016 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 21 December, 2015 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 21 December, 2015 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 20 November, 2015 STEICO’s new LVL line is up and running. Keren Fallwell reports from the factory in Poland

Winning Ways 20 October, 2015 The inaugural Structural Timber Awards winners were announced earlier this month

Celebrating Excellence 20 October, 2015 Two major awards events celebrate the use of timber in construction – The Wood Awards and the Structural Timber Awards. Sally Spencer reports.

Timber Champion 20 August, 2015 Timber is now pretty much a standard material for Arup. The engineering firm’s timber specialist, Andrew Lawrence, talks to Keren Fallwell.

Lift-Off 20 August, 2015 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 20 August, 2015 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 20 July, 2015 The recovery in new build housing has boosted demand for I-joists. Sally Spencer reports

Towering Ambition 20 July, 2015 High-rise wood construction in France is earmarked by government for fast-track development.
Mike Jeffree reports

Making a Solid Start 20 July, 2015 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 20 July, 2015 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 20 July, 2015 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

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