Global demand for wood and paper-based products is predicted to triple by 2050 and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) says reducing forest loss and degradation is a global priority requiring action now. This is why the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of leading companies are supporting forest certification systems such as PEFC to help scale-up sustainable forest management in countries around the world.
Flexible Sterling OSB from Norbord was a key product supporting a major new public artwork by Alex Chinneck in Margate. Alex often uses Norbord panel products in his work, combining art and architecture in his projects. In Margate, he peeled the façade of a four-storey house away from the rest of the building. Sterling OSB was used as the main panel product for walls, floors and hoarding, enabling the curving bricks, windows and doors to slide dramatically into the front garden of the ...
Leedons Holiday Park in the Cotswolds has a new new indoor swimming pool and social complex designed and built by Pinelog. The timber frame building folds into the landscape providing a low profile structure with two wings housing the swimming pool and hall plus a large covered patio at the rear. Pinelog also included a number of sustainable design and energy efficient features to the leisure centre.
Timber Expo 2013 outline details of Timber Talks, a series six 25 minutes talks in each of the eight free interactive seminar sessions at the UK’s major timber industry show now relocated to the NEC, Birmingham, 24-25 September. Top speakers will cover key aspects of timber and the built environment across two days in the Frame Wise Fabric First Theatre and the B & K Structures Solid Wood Theatre at the show.
Case Study looks at why Medite Tricoya, the extreme durable MDF from Coillte Panel Products, was selected for fascia panels between the windows of student accommodation at Limerick University. The building facade, installed by Carey Glass, required a hard-wearing, low maintenance weather resistant fascia material able to stand up to harsh weather.