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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Commissioned by Glasgow Housing Association with the support of Creative Scotland, the compass is displayed in the new public space and highlights the historical importance of The Shilling Ground.
Gary Higginbottom, Project Manager at Centregreat Engineering Ltd, said: Galvanising offers the perfect finish for steel, particularly in a marine environment where corrosion is sped up because of the damp atmosphere.
The Wood for Good campaign aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors.
The course is based around the company’s Innovative Timber Construction’ book covering the most common types of alternative timber walls and costs £189 per person, or £209 for non members.