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29 October 2014

Timber frame seminar regional dates released from BM TRADA

Four regional seminars are taking place in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, with the half-day sessions focusing on issues within the timber frame trade and specifically targeting housing associations, contractors and house builders. The benefits of constructing using timber frame, the materials history, as well as sources of timber products used for building, will be[…]

  • 29 October 2014

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14 October 2014

Energy efficient aluminium radiators made from 100% recycled drink cans

Suitable for new build and refurbishment projects, Opal features dynamic fluid with high thermal inertia, alongside controllers that are fully programmable to offer closer energy management. An on-board energy monitor allows occupiers to see exactly how much energy is being used to heat a room, allowing for significant cost savings on fuel bills over a[…]

  • 14 October 2014

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13 October 2014

Steel protection for Pleasure Beach following hot dip galvanising

Abro Engineering commissioned Acrow to replace parts of the 11 metre high water ride which required maintenance, with handrails, the main platform and parts of the flumes being replaced. The galvanising treatment helps to protect the steel in the wet environment and Acrow worked alongside the park to help ensure minimum impact on footfall.

  • 13 October 2014

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03 October 2014

Five good reasons to visit Timber Expo

1 – Major Exhibition and International Content Nearly 200 exhibitors will be unveiling their latest products and services – increase your understanding from the widest display of new and innovative applications for timber within the built environment. 2 – Timber Focus Seminars Learn first-hand from industry experts. Over 50 high calibre speakers will speak in[…]

  • 03 October 2014

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29 September 2014

Steel sculpture designed by Bunny Guinness is galvanised for durability

Designed by landscape gardener, Bunny Guinness, the sculpture required half a tonne of tubular light-weight steel to create the arched frame in the school courtyard, which was galvanised with acid etched to remove the shiny outcome and create a rustic effect. The galvanising work ensures the durability of the steel and enhances the aesthetic appeal[…]

  • 29 September 2014

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18 September 2014

Timber in architectural and design projects celebrated at Wood Awards

A panel of experts have selected thirty projects to be judged for their level of excellence at the national Wood Awards 2014, taking place from 17th – 20th September as part of the London Design Festival. Over 300 British architecture and furniture projects were initially put forward for the prestigious occasion, which celebrates the use[…]

  • 18 September 2014

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16 September 2014

‘Timber in high specification buildings’ best practice guide launched

The publication includes advice on things to take into consideration when selecting timber and is aimed at architects, designers, engineers, project managers, property developers and estate managers wanting to manage risks and control costs. The literature focuses on three sections – the use of timber in refurbishment, new build and furniture, with information on the[…]

  • 16 September 2014

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15 September 2014

Timber frame construction demonstrations taking place at Timber Expo

Based at Stand F30, the company’s Senior Technical Officer, Kyle Morris, will demonstrate the elements of the PAS 24 test on an enhanced security timber window, whilst Vic Kearley, Principal Technical Officer will carry out a soft body impact test to show the difference in performance between timber floor types. Timber Frame Consultant, Lewis Taylor,[…]

  • 15 September 2014

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10 September 2014

CE marking services for Italian structural timber trade association

Delivered through FederLegnoArredo’s commercial arm, Conlegno, each piece of timber will undergo visual or machine grading and be assigned to an appropriate strength grade or class. To attain a CE mark, the timber must comply with the European EN 14081-1: Timber Structures – strength graded structural timber with rectangular cross section general requirements, and all[…]

  • 10 September 2014

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08 September 2014

Stunning gateway to National Arboretum constructed using red cedar timber

Glenn Howells Architects has completed work on the new Biffa Award Welcome Building – at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt.   Based in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, the arboretum is a Grade I registered landscape that is home to an internationally renowned tree collection and heritage area. The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Friends[…]

  • 08 September 2014

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