News tagged in Construction

  • Hardwood timber in home-building

    Published Wednesday 13th March, 2019

    From houses to skyscrapers, ceilings to floors, timber has been used as a building material for centuries to...

  • Report: Architects are driving forward the use of timber

    Published Wednesday 14th February, 2018

    It’s safe to say that timber has always been a factor in the built environment. Even if contractors...

  • The 3 timber high rises to look out for in 2018

    Published Friday 12th January, 2018

    We can all agree that 2017 was the year of timber high-rises – throughout the year we’ve seen...

  • Are timber high rises the best way to fight climate change?

    Published Thursday 9th November, 2017

    Last month, London architecture firm Waugh Thistleton said sustainable timber could help London address its housing shortage whilst...

  • How can timber be used to reduce environmental impact of a new build?

    Published Tuesday 11th October, 2016

    Traditional building materials such as steel and concrete are having a huge impact on greenhouse gas emissions. It’s...

  • How to get started on your timber self-build

    Published Tuesday 2nd August, 2016

    Timber frame construction is favoured for self-build projects due to its durability, speed of erection, excellent thermal efficiency,...

  • How timber lends itself to eco-builds

    Published Tuesday 5th July, 2016

    With environmental concerns becoming increasingly important within the industry and the introduction to new government standards, timber has...

  • What 2016 holds for the construction industry

    Published Tuesday 21st June, 2016

    In this guide, we’ll take a look at what 2016 holds for the UK construction sector and explore...

  • 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....

  • 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. ...

  • What’s the difference between log and timber homes?

    Published Thursday 7th January, 2016

    Timber framing was the dominant design for home building in the world up to the late 19th century,...

  • The Rise of Cross Laminated Timber

    Published Tuesday 5th January, 2016

    We’ve always been avid followers of the popular-growing construction material CLT (cross-laminated timber) and lately, it seems wood...