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21 August 2015

Business expansion – are timber or steel buildings the best?

Pros of timber frame construction Timber buildings boast numerous environmental and economical benefits over steel constructs. Andrew Dunn, Chief Executive of the Timber Development Association recently stated: “Timber has no disadvantages, only design challenges. The key aspect for timber is that its properties are well known and very predictable.” A wide range of timber options[…]

  • 21 August 2015

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18 August 2015

CMS boosts aluminium division with new partnerships

CMS has partnered with Kawneer in a move to give more customers access to a greater range of fenestration and building envelop solutions. CWCT Membership To improve its technical credentials further, CMS has also become a member of the Centre for Window Cladding Technology (CWCT). CWCT uses various testing methods to determine the level of[…]

  • 18 August 2015

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17 August 2015

Leading timber materials supplier announced for Timber Expo

At Timber Expo, manufacturers, contractors and specifiers will be given the opportunity to meet and discuss the sector’s most pressing issues. MetsäWood is one of the UK construction industry’s most prominent suppliers of timber materials MetsäWood is an important figure in the industry, supplying timber solutions across the world. It has been announced as the[…]

  • 17 August 2015

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12 August 2015

Demonstrate quality with BM TRADA Marine Plywood Q-Mark

BM TRADA Marine Plywood Q-Mark scheme BM TRADA Marine Plywood Q-Mark scheme From 1 September 2015, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will require all Marine Plywood contracts placed by its members to be accredited to an independent third party certification scheme, such as BM TRADA’s Marine Plywood Q-Mark scheme. Accreditation will provide independent verification that[…]

  • 12 August 2015

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12 August 2015

Timber used to create wooden Colosseum vision

MetsäWood’s ‘Plan B’ microsite has been designed to focus on the impact timber can have when it is used in the construction of a large scale structure. MetsäWood has imagined how timber could be used to recreate the Colosseum Exploring the use of the company’s structural timber on a variety of projects, the new site[…]

  • 12 August 2015

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10 August 2015

Timber products and developments celebrated at Structural Timber Awards

Set to take place on Tuesday 6th October 2015, the Awards will celebrate timber as a core structural system and demonstrate the full capabilities of the sustainable material. Wiehag: making good use of timber The inaugural event will be presented at a high profile dinner, attracting approximately 500 high profile leaders from the construction industry.[…]

  • 10 August 2015

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07 August 2015

Architectural aluminium glazing products enhance green credentials

Working in conjunction with CF 77 bi-folding doors and CS 68 aluminium doors and windows, Reynaers’ curtain walling product CW50 has been used to maximise the amount of light and space in the property The property – named Green Acres – was constructed by Fusion Glazing; the fabricators were keen to incorporate energy efficient materials,[…]

  • 07 August 2015

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28 July 2015

Live-Zone demonstrations announced for Timber Expo

BM TRADA will showcase its timber and fire expertise to a wider audience in the show’s expanded 100 square metre ‘Live-Zone’. Timber strength testing The stand will feature a fully functioning timber strength testing demonstration model, which tests the strength of various pieces of timber and helps to demonstrate failure modes of timber beams based[…]

  • 28 July 2015

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24 July 2015

SBD-compliant aluminium windows and doors offer optimum security

In 2014, the Government announced the October 2015 timeframe to deliver a simplified system for setting standards in the design and construction of new homes. SBD-accredited glazing products Reynaers at Home’s ranges of window, door and sliding doors systems have achieved the desirable Secured by Design ’Police Preferred Specification’, ensuring that these systems fall within[…]

  • 24 July 2015

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21 July 2015

Practical timber training courses programme extended

The courses build on the success of its training sessions, which were introduced in 2014; these attracted a wide range of delegates, including contractors, merchants and timber workers. The new programme includes two level of training – introductory and intermediate – and covers a wide range of timber subjects. Training on the road For the[…]

  • 21 July 2015

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