Timber Expo is the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber. 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.
Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the UK’s housing needs could be met at the same time as capturing more carbon. The UK government has started to make investments from the £1bn pot it has set aside to fund Carbon Capture and...
Stuart Douglas, general manager, Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems, says the skills gap is becoming increasingly problematic. Sadly talk of a skills gap is nothing new in the construction industry but the need to address it is becoming...
New data from the Structural Timber Association (STA) suggests a record number of orders for the sector in the last year, with some organisations doubling their business. The STA said that some members had seen sales increase by as much as 163% on 2013 and...
The Structural Timber Association (STA) has released figures confirming a record number of orders for the sector in the last year, with some businesses seeing a 100% increase in business.The STA itself has seen a record number of members join since the...
Timber is often regarded as one of the most sustainable materials for mainstream construction projects, while at the same time often criticised as being expensive and architecturally restrictive. Yet new thinking has meant timber can now be approached as...
As one of the main supporters, the Structural Timber Association and its members will play an integral part in the UK’s leading timber trade show, explaining the merits of timber to an audience of architects, designers, engineers and contractors, local...
There is a growing movement to use the ancient building material instead of concrete or steel for large and tall structures.Skyscrapers made of wood, one of our oldest building materials, are no longer a fantasy thanks to the recent development of highly...
Housing minister Brandon Lewis has called on house-builders to increase their use of prefabrication and off-site construction to speed up the supply of 'affordable' new homes. In a speech to the National Housing Federation's annual conference yesterday he...
Jenny Sawyer looks at the growing use of cross laminated timber in the global construction market. Cross laminated timber (CLT) is making great inroads into the building structural frame market, providing a new competitor to reinforced concrete and steel....
A new specialist school for 150 2 to 19-year-olds with profound and multiple learning difficulties has been completed using PEFC-certified Austrian spruce and pine cross-laminated timber (CLT) sourced and manufactured by Stora Enso Building and Living.The...
Contractors have erected the arch of what they claim is the largest timber frame structure ever built in the UK. The 42-metre high arch, made from Glulam laminated timber, will form part of the Leeds Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), which is...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.View Profile
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.
EcoCurves by Jagram is one of the largest and most renowned manufacturers of glulam timber curves in Europe. Our main advantage is flexibility - from 1 to 10.000 pieces of non-typical shape and dimension. EcoCurves undergo strict quality control (ISO, TÜV, FSC 100%, PEFC). If you look for a bespoke solution - we are the best choice there is.
WIEHAG are one of the leading providers of glulam structures, operating out of Europe’s most advanced glulam factory. Our portfolio of stunning projects includes the Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf.
WIEHAGs unique offer includes:
• Cost leadership on large complex projects.
• Large in-house design office.
• Installation by our qualified staff.
The complete assembly machine for timber frame panel walls. By combining a number of operations in one station, one operator can assemble one side of an element in one place This flexible machine offers a number of advantages, particularly for closed panel manufacturing processes.
Decorative smooth superior panel made of Finnish birch plywood with improved face and core veneers. Both sides of the board are coated with coloured translucent stain overlaid with a durable transparent melamine film that pronounces the wood grain. Applications include furniture, joinery products ,interior cladding and fittings for kitchens/offices and shops.
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Q-Deck Evolution, the next big thing in hardwood decking!
This decking combines the beauty and warmth of hardwood with the advantages of engineered wood technology.
A great decking product, for buyers looking for the timber equivalent of composite decking that is far easier to design and work with.