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Timber Expo is the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber, its associated technologies and its many applications. It caters for all those involved in specifying and supplying timber solutions in the construction sector. It is two days brimming with the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector – not just from the UK but from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.  

W14_logoTimber Expo will be co-locating with W14 -the trade exhibition for UK joinery and furniture manufacturers on the 07 & 08 October 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.

 
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RIBA Accredited Factory Tours

There’s no better way to meet sustainability targets than by using the most natural construction material known to man. Timber frame construction offers superb energy efficiency, plus a speedier build time too. That’s why it’s increasingly being accepted as...
 

Wood Campus Launch New Look

Wood Campus, the industry’s only online information and learning portal has re-launched; with a brand new look, brand new architecture and special section aimed at the DIY Sector. Wood Campus has enjoyed significant growth over the past 18 months from people...
 

Timber Trade Federation boss resigns

Chief executive John White resigns saying its time for a “fresh pair of hands” in leadership role The chief executive of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) John White has resigned, saying its time for a “fresh pair of hands” in the role.White, who has been...

 

A Warm and Airtight Welcome for Trekkers to Norway’s Glacial North

The breathtaking beauty of Norway’s far north now has a first-rate new facility to welcome adventurers. Commissioned by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects (www.jva.no), the remote ‘Rabothytta’ cabin has been...
 

Wood Awards now open for entries

The national Wood Awards - the UK’s premier award scheme recognising excellence in timber architecture and furniture - is now open for entries. Co-sponsored by TRADA, the Awards are free to enter and the closing deadline is 16th May.The Wood Awards...

 

Suffolk: Timber-framed homes saves weeks in building time over traditional methods

When it is completed this summer, Woodlands, a new detached home in Stone Lodge Lane, Ipswich will look as if it has been built in a traditional style, with bricks and mortar and render.It will have a brick chimney breast - but is actually built with a timber...
 

Timber Towers Using CLT Will Grow Markets for Wood

Continued advances in cross laminated timber (CLT) and wood framing techniques now make wood high-rises practical. A key enabling technology are adhesives.Architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill provided an update on urban construction trends at last month's...

 

UK SIP Association (UKSIPS) and Structural Timber Association (STA) integration

Leading timber industry membership organisations UKSIPS and the Structural Timber Association (formerly the UKTFA) have joined forces, creating a stronger presence for their members within the sector.From 1 April the members of UKSIPS will join the...

 

Wood buildings can slash global fossil fuel use

Efficiently harvesting material instead of burning would also mean reduced carbon dioxide emissions, new report statesOver 3.4 billion cubic meters of wood is harvested every year, a lot of which is then inefficiently burned. Turning some of this harvested...
 

Gateway to the UK Construction Market

As the UK’s timber business event of the year, Timber Expo attracts visitors and exhibitors from across the globe but why do industry leaders and innovators travel from such far flung places as Canada, India, America both North and South, as well as Africa...
 

Free lifecycle assessment database launched

Wood for Good, the timber industry promotion and sustainability campaign, has launched the largest online lifecycle assessment (LCA) database of any UK construction material.The free-to-use database has been designed to aid the specification of timber...

 

Building a Better Business

As the UK’s national timber event for the built environment, Timber Expo is now firmly established in the industry calendar. The event provides a platform for exhibitors from across the globe to showcase the latest innovations - however Timber Expo is now...
 

B & K Scoop Specialist Award for Low Carbon Excellence

At the forefront of optimised hybrid solutions – B & K Structures was announced the winner of the Construction News Specialists Award for Low Carbon Excellence, at an inspiring ceremony held last night at the London Hilton, Park Lane.The Judges were...

 

Timber firm teams up with renewable specialist to sell "greener" solar panels

A top timber company has teamed up with a renewable energy specialist to sell the world’s first commercially produced timber solar panel frames.The ground-breaking system means that solar power just got greener according to Ruthin-based Clifford Jones...

 

Call for ‘Wood First’ rule for all public buildings

The campaign calls for the introduction of a “Wood First” rule in local authority planning guidance This would require sustainably sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment...

 

CSC, Edinburgh Napier University to Deliver Tedds Timber

CSC has been working successfully with Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS) to deliver a new Tedds timber racking calculation to Eurocode 5. Funded by a research grant from the Engineering and...

 

Timber frame set to grow in size and variety

The timber building sector is set to increase its UK construction market share and the range of projects it takes on.That was the message from the first of a series of seminars organised by Wood for Good under its Growing Communities campaign to highlight...
 

Timber frame training dates announced

With the latest research showing that timber frame housing is set for significant growth in 2014, BM TRADA’s unveiling of the 2014 dates for its popular timber frame training courses couldn’t be more timely.MTW Research has revealed the timber frame...

 

BSW Boosts Graduate Management Training

BSW Timber has launched a graduate management training programme to support young people into getting management positions within the firm.The two-year scheme has been designed to coach and prepare graduates for positions including production supervisor,...
 

Timber frame construction training dates released for 2014

BM TRADA has scheduled in a list of dates for its timber frame training days, designed for architects, specifiers, contractors and insurance companies hoping to gain a better understanding of how timber is used during design and construction, with course...
 

Scotframe ships its biggest Falklands contract

Scotframe’s largest ever timber frame kit order for the Falklands Islands is due to arrive soon in Port Stanley. Inverurie-based Scotframe shipped 32 containers from Tilbury Docks in early December for a 20-house order by Morrison (Falklands) Ltd on...

 

London CLT apartment block is a PEFC world first

A seven-storey apartment block on a flagship site in central London has become the first major housing development worldwide to achieve PEFC Project Certification.And the international certification body predicts that the breakthrough, combined with the...

 

Wooden skyscraper wins HSB architectural competition

Residential building would give Stockholm “a new characteristic beacon,” say designers Scandinavian architects C.F. Møller have won the 2023 international design competition with their proposal for a new wooden skyscraper in Stockholm, Sweden. The...

 

UK Wood Panelling Industry Under Threat As Energy Bill Debate Continues

An industry voice has called on the Government to take into account the potentially damaging impact of its Energy Bill on wood processing jobs. The Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF), which includes Norbord, fears the biomass subsidy support...

 

STA presents Building for the Future with BIM

Kicking off the events programme for 2014, the Structural Timber Association (STA) will be presenting Building for the future with BIM. Taking place on Wednesday 29th January at BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, this event is a great opportunity to learn about...
 

Straw bale homes save 90% on energy bills

Unique straw panel technology developed by the University of Bath and Modcell used in co-housing projectResidents of a new housing development in Leeds have seen their energy bills reduced by up to 90% compared to the city average after spending six...

 

STA receives funding boost for skills training

With reports of a skills shortage in construction, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has secured a six-figure funding package to support its work in boosting training and skills.Working in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board...
 

TRADA redesigns website for a digital age

‘Brilliantly designed, ‘informative’ and ‘a mine of information’ were just three of the phrases used to describe TRADA’s new website (www.trada.co.uk) trialled at this year’s Timber Expo and officially unveiled this week.Nearly 16 months in development,...

 

Bishop Edward King Chapel takes the Wood Awards 2013 Gold Award

Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects has taken the Gold Award in this year’s Wood Awards 2013 competition - the flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design. Announced at the Wood Awards winners’ ceremony...
 

Going for Growth: Developing the Timber Sector

The Welsh Government Construction Sector invites you to a business event promoting the use of timber in the construction industry. The event will provide an opportunity to network and hear from leading industry speakers. This event will focus on developing...

 

BM TRADA announce regional CPD seminars!

BM TRADA has unveiled the dates for two regional seminars aimed at architects and engineers as part of its recently-awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) contract for the UK’s wood promotion campaign, Wood for Good. The first of these events,...

 

Specifying British-grown timbers

To mark Grown in Britain Week, TRADA is making its new Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Specifying British-grown timbers free to download for a limited period only.Grown in Britain Week (which runs from October 14-20) will see the forest/ wood sector 'open its...

 
 
 
 
Featured Products

Timber Industry Membership - TRADA

Available to individuals or corporate bodies in any part of the world engaged in:
•    The production, trading or sale of timber
•    Manufacture of timber or timber-based products
•    Timber treatment
•    Timber processing
•    Timber frame building manufacture
•    Supplying the timber using industries.

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Next Generation Tanalised Timber - Lonza Wood Protection

Next generation TANALISED timber has the ultimate long term protection against wood decay and insect attack, wherever timber is to be used. It is treated with Lonza’s tried, tested and proven next generation TANALITH E wood preservative incorporating patent pending BARamine technology.

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Wise Wall - Frame Wise

Following the launch of Wise Wall at Timber Expo, this innovative product portfolio has gone on to win industry acclaim, picking up awards from TTJ, TIC, Build It and is also a finalist in the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business and Celebrating Construction Awards.

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BisTrack - Epicor

BisTrack is fully featured business software that gives you Windows-based cash and credit sales, stock control, pricing and discount management for delivered and direct sales from multiple locations. BisTrack is easy to use and designed specifically for the timber market, making it your platform of choice on which you can do business for years to come.


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Sioo Wood Protection - SIOO

Sioo are leaders in wood protection using silicon technology to provide a highly effective proven process for protecting wood of all types giving long life and a beautiful natural surface completely friendly to people and the environment

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Hess Limitless - Hess Timber

HESS LIMITLESS is an innovative glulam product that enables the fabrication of long-span beams comprising short segments which will be glued together on site. Compared to conventional glulam products, HESS LIMITLESS allows a more flexible and economic transport, resulting in lower total costs at verifiable equal technical performance.

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SAM Trimax - SAM Mouldings

The next generation of fibreboard technology, manufactured from Medite Tricoya.  An extremely durable fibreboard range with endless possibilities for exterior uses such as cladding, external joinery and fascias & soffits.  Using SAM TRIMAX means a 50 year guarantee on the Medite Tricoya substrate and lower maintenance costs associated with this.

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The Heavy Engineered Strap - TECO

The lightweight design makes it easy to handle. No need to notch joists making it easier and quicker to install. It is more cost effective when compared to the traditional Heavy Duty Strap. One design for both horizontal and vertical applications.

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Timeless Timber Brushwood Decking - BSW

Our exclusive contemporary Timeless Deckboards with Brushwood finish are highly decorative and stylish. The deckboards are available in a rich brown or clear preservative treatment to accentuate the natural beauty of the timber but also ensures low maintenance and a longer service life.

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Aquapanel Exterior - Knauf

Knauf Aquapanel Exterior is an exterior cladding system which is ideal for use on timber-framed and timber-battened structures.  The board is mechanically fixed to the framework and the system build up is then suitable to receive a render, paint or further external cladding finishes.

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Button-fix

Button-fix is an extra strong, secret fixing for panels. It is already being used by furniture manufacturers, fit-out companies and bathroom installers. 

It’s easy to align and fit with the Button part of the fixing safely locking home with a ‘click’! Which type of Button or Fix depends on your particular application!

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Timber Engineering and Manufacturing - Just Swiss Timber Construction Ltd

Just Swiss Timber Construction Ltd is a ‘one stop shop’, offering the whole range of services from consultancy, engineering, and manufacture to delivery of the most innovative timber structures on the market. We are the international representative of the leading Swiss timber manufacturers.

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Rigidur H - British Gypsum

At British Gypsum, the UK’s leading provider of plasterboard & drylining solutions we have increased focus on Off-Site Manufacture. Our Off-Site solutions range contains innovations that are structural, up to 6m x 2.5m format, A1 fire rated, have enhanced fixing capability, are fully recyclable & moisture resistant.

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Eurocodes PLUS - BSI

Are you using the Eurocodes? The most advanced, convenient and simple way to access the Eurocodes is through the online service, Eurocodes PLUS. It digitises all 15,000 pages of the Eurocodes. Helping you reduce the cost of implementing the Eurocodes by making them easier to understand and more accessible.

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HECO-TOPIX - Aptus Fastener Systems

HECO-TOPIX structural timber screws has proven to be one of the most comprehensive range of ETA Approved/CE marked compliance fastening solutions for offsite and modern methods of timber construction. So whether you are constructing with SIPS, X-lam,Glu-lam or Hybrid applications we have a solution in our range that suits your needs.

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Flooring Products - Knauf

Knauf flooring products are precision engineered from the highest-quality gypsum fibreboard to create strong monolithic dry floor structures.  From Knauf Brio Dry Screed Panels for domestic new build and refurbishment through to Knauf GIFAfloor for access floor systems in high-spec commercial buildings. 

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SAM Zero - SAM Mouldings

A new high quality fully finished MDF profile range.  Manufactured using an acrylic top coat on top of two coats of primer, SAM ZERO means maximum quality at zero effort to you.  No further painting means quick, easy installation with a consistent product finish every time resulting in time and labour savings. 

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Timeless Timber Brushwood Sleepers - BSW

Timeless Timber Brushwood Sleepers are a natural choice for any landscaping project. The rustic appeal of the sleepers is as endless as the applications they can be used in. High pressure brown treated with Tanatone® protection ensuring longevity as well as style.

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Readymix Plasters - Knauf

Knauf Readymix Plasters are a highly efficient direct alternative to traditional plasters for finishing walls and ceilings.  They have a high polymer content that not only enables them to flex with the building without cracking, but also reduces humidity in the building during construction as they have a far lower water content than traditional internal plasters.  

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BauBuche Ingenious Hardwood - Pollmeier

A completely new process technology allows Pollmeier to economically produce top-quality laminated veneer lumber from European beech. We call it "BauBuche“. BauBuche includes boards and beams for structural timber construction as well as panels for furniture and interior design. Its exceptionally high strength allows structures with significantly slimmer dimensions.

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Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products - Crown Timber

Boise Cascade's Simple Framing System™ range of engineered wood products includes BCI® Joists which are used for floor, roof and wall framing applications where high quality predictable structural performance is required.

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Hess Hybrid - Hess Timber

HESS HYBRID is an innovative glulam girder that allows premium looks (e.g. Oak, Beech, Maple) without the typical costs that come with premium wood species. The secret is that only a thin layer of the beam consists of this premium species, the core part comprises of Spruce.

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The Timber Frame Tie - TECO

The TFT is suitable for tying masonry outer cladding to softwood structural framework of domestic dwellings and industrial/commercial buildings up to 4 storeys high. Complies with a DD140 Type 6 tie, tested by CERAM Research Ltd and meets with the appropriate parts of NHBC standards.

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CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) - Wiehag Timber Construction

CLT is large structural timber panels formed from 3 to 7 layers of kiln dried and graded softwood glued in opposing directions. The unique nature of CLT opens up a whole new world of design possibilities – its structural capabilities are similar to concrete in material strength, but it is lighter and from a renewable source.

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TITAN - Rotho Blaas Srl

Angle bracket made of special steel with an ideal geometrical shape for high shear stress transmission. The available versions allow wood-wood or wood-concrete wall connections using either X-Lam or Frame Panels technologies.

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HARDWOOD WRENCH™ - Deckwise International

The Hardwood Wrench™ is the most advanced board-straightening tool ever.  Discover the freedom to install fasteners easily with a tool that  locks into place for true "One-Man Installation.”  With pushing force of around 1100 lbs., the Hardwood Wrench™ supplies up to 8x more power than other deck board straightening tools.

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Airgreen Hybrid System - Kdb Insulation

KdB's Airgreen Hybrid System (Home-Iso+ Reflective Insulation) gives you choice, extra performance, and cost savings for your insulation applications.   This system is clean, cost effective and with little/no waste, not to mention additional acoustic performance.

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EcoCurves Glulam Beams - Jagram

EcoCurves are bespoke glulam arches, manufactured from high quality European coniferous timbers cut into thin layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic presses. Modern machinery and the use of high quality raw materials enables us to produce structural arches with a span up to 19 m. Our factory computers will turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes.

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ISO-BLOCO T-Max - ISO-Chemie

ISO-BLOCO T-Max, which has been specifically designed for multi-storey timber frame structures and can be used where there is a requirement to compensate for the large amount of differential movement that can occur between the internal timber wall and roofs and the external brick or block work.

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