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Forward For Forres TTJ’s Scottish focus trip made its way to Forres to see James Jones & Sons Timber Systems Division progress its new finger-jointing investment. Stephen Powney reports
Using Modified Wood
Modified wood has been used for a wide variety of inspiring applications in the UK and across
Europe. Here are some amazing recent examples
Modified muscle Modified timber, whether by chemical or thermal modification, is going from strength to strength and manufacturers are preparing for further growth. Keren Fallwell reports
A selection of design-led applications highlights that timber cladding has an ability to transform the
look of a building like no other material
An advance for Avant homes Metsä Wood has been at the forefront of the development of BIM and is now enabling Avant Homes to use it in the design of its standard house portfolio. Sally Spencer reports
Pamir cracks the Eurocode MiTek’s TTJ Award winning Pamir software was developed not just to provide state of the art roof truss design capability, but help users make the transition to Eurocode working. Sales and marketing director Roy Troman reports.
Offsite on Message The Structural Timber Association is adamant that timber will play a key role in the offsite build sector. Keren Fallwell reports
The Wisdom of Fabric First The onus on construction product and systems suppliers to increase energy effi ciency and wider environmental performance can only grow, says Frame Wise managing director Simon Orrells, and fabric fi rst approaches, like the company's Wise Wall systems can provide the solution
Designs on timber Innovation, sustainability and design excellence are celebrated in this year's Wood Awards Ireland. Sally Spencer reports.
Aesthetics and applications In this year’s Wood Awards there was much to admire in the beauty and technical application of timber and equally satisfying were the judges’ observations that what was once considered innovative is now being used widely. Keren Fallwell reports.
LVL moves to next level German hardwood sawmiller Pollmeier has invested in panel production equipment to help it manufacture what it calls the ultimate high strength wood product. Stephen Powney reports.
The only way is up The Canada Green Building Conference looked at the construction solutions timber could offer in an increasingly urban environment. Architect Peter Wilson reports.
Diversified, branded, headed for the UK French softwood is a relatively unknown quantity in the UK, but one of its biggest producers aims to change that. Mike Jeffree reports.
Putting a floor under value Major French sawmills see value added diversification as the way forward. Mike Jeffree reports
Va Va bioVroom UPM Kymmene’s focus is to get maximum use from its wood fibre and its latest new application R&D really puts it in the manufacturing fast lane. Joanne Nurminen, marketing manager UK and Ireland, reports.
Simplifying Supply chains TTJ’s Mike Jeffree asked Vice-President Esa Kaikkonen about Metsä Wood’s latest developments, the market and future strategies
Hitting the nail on the head Nail laminated timber offers a low-tech housing solution. Peter Wilson reports
Closer Customers work smarter Metsä Wood today sees itself in the service industry, to the extent of providing product installation instruction by smartphone. Mike Jeffree reports.
Stora CLT spans the world Stora Enso’s international CLT business is developing and diversifying rapidly. Eve Dennehy reports.