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

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

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

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

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

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[…]

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