News from 2016

  • Sandy celebrates 31 years at International Timber

    Published Wednesday 20th April, 2016

    Sandy Clapham is celebrating his 31 years of service at with International Timber as one of the longest...

  • Laminated Timber; What’s Best for You?

    Published Thursday 31st March, 2016

    Laminated timber is continuing its meteoric rise in the building trade, being used more and more as an...

  • Dried Wood Vs Green Wood

    Published Tuesday 22nd March, 2016

    Green wood and dried wood both have their merits and drawbacks, in this guide we’ll take you through...

  • Plastic decking vs composite

    Published Thursday 17th March, 2016

    As an alternative to timber, composite and plastic products have made great strides in the decking industry over...

  • Timber cladding: choosing the right one

    Published Thursday 10th March, 2016

    Timber cladding has grown in popularity in recent years, due to its useful contribution to a building’s sustainable...

  • Saint-Gobain obtains “Top Employer Global 2016” certification

    Published Friday 4th March, 2016

    Saint-Gobain has obtained “Top Employer Global 2016” certification. It is one of eight companies worldwide to receive this...

  • How big is the UK boat-building industry?

    Published Thursday 25th February, 2016

    Boat-building is one of the oldest branches of engineering but while once mighty, the UK boat-building industry has been...

  • How timber samples can reveal the age of a building

    Published Wednesday 17th February, 2016

    Castles and private homes across Powys, Mid Wales, are being investigated as part of a study to determine their age....

  • Saint-Gobain recognised as Top Employer 2016

    Published Wednesday 10th February, 2016

    Saint-Gobain, the leader in the sustainable habitat and construction materials market, has been recognised as a Top Employer...

  • The Tallest Timber Framed Towers in the World

    Published Tuesday 9th February, 2016

    Wood is rising to new heights, in the 21st century, replacing steel and concrete as the architectural material. ...

  • Top tips on sawing in cold weather

    Published Thursday 4th February, 2016

    Whether we like it or not, winter weather is inevitable, but this doesn’t mean you have to freeze...

  • Why woodworking is very much still alive

    Published Tuesday 2nd February, 2016

    Woodworking has been at the heart of the UK manufacturing sector for years. Even though as a trade...