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The message is clear: Build with carbon

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...

 

Mind The Gap

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...

 

Grown in Britain week launches with ministerial backing

The second annual Grown in Britain week kicked off in grand style yesterday with the secretary of state for the environment visiting a major housing project using home-grown timber in the morning and two government ministers speaking at the launch event at...
 

BM TRADA extends Wood for Good contract

BM TRADA has released the dates for its series of regional timber frame seminars aimed at architects and engineers as part of its CPD (Continuing Professional Development) contract for the UK’s wood promotion campaign, Wood for Good.There are four regional...
 

Timber sector reports record orders

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...

 

EfW facility forms huge living wall landmark

A striking timber frame and careful consideration of sustainability helped secure planning permission for Leeds City Council’s new EfW facility, which involves Clugston Construction creating one of the largest living walls in Europe.Project: Leeds Recycling...
 

Timber frame provides haven for hospice

A timber frame annexe is one of the first projects to be completed in a round of building improvements at hospices around England.The 2,356ft2 addition to the existing listed building at Haven House Children's Hospice in Epping Forest was officially opened...
 

Crown Trade Clean Extreme for Wikihouse 4.0 project

Crown Trade Clean Extreme has been specified for Wikihouse 4.0, a prototype scheme that could set the benchmark for housing provision in the future. Wikihouse 4.0 is a not-for-profit prototype project, which brings open-source design to the built environment....
 

STA reveals surge in timber construction work

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...

 

BeA to showcase patented fastening technology at Timber Expo 2014

As both national and international organisations prepare for Timber Expo 2014, BeA has announced its plans for the UK’s premier exhibition for the timber frame and off-site construction industries.The business - which will be making its first ever appearance...
 

Sustainable, economical and architecturally inspiring: the rise of timber as a modern construction material

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...

 

Structural Timber Association 'Build Big' at Timber Expo!

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...

 

Why architects are now using wood to construct big buildings

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...

 

BM TRADA ‘Goes ‘Live’ At Timber Expo

BM TRADA’s David Castle explains how the organisation will share its expertise with visitors to this year’s Timber Expo.BM TRADA will showcase its timber expertise to the masses at this year's Timber Expo with a new 'live zone' featuring a range of...
 

BSW Timber welcomes Forestry Commission to its Fort William mill

BSW Timber welcomed the Forestry Commissioners and Forestry Commission Scotland’s National Committee to its Fort William mill on 25 September, in a drive to highlight the importance of home grown timber to the company’s UK operations.The Commissioners were...
 

Fingers crossed moves to Timber Expo

Having had its first public outing at the recent London Design Festival, the Architectural Association’s Emergent Technologies and Design Programme’s ‘Fingers Crossed’ timber sculpture will be a showstopper at this year’s Timber Expo event at the NEC,...
 

Timber Innovation Award winners unveiled

An innovative glulam timber beam and a new roof framing and engineering software product were the deserved winners of this year’s TTJ Timber Innovations Award, joint sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo.Competition in the awards for 2014 was fierce and the...
 

Derelict Barn Receives Passivhaus Certification

A low energy retrofit of a derelict Yorkshire farm building has just become one of a mere handful of projects in the UK to receive EnerPHit certification from the German Passivhaus Institut A low energy retrofit of a derelict Yorkshire farm building has just...
 

Wood for Good calls on Policy Makers to Build with Carbon – don’t emit it

New build timber frame housing could bank 4 million tonnes of CO2 every year.Wood for Good, the timber industry’s sustainability and communications campaign, has launched a series of short animations to illustrate the potential to sequester and store millions...
 

Housing minister calls for more prefabs

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...

 

Local timber provides green solution

Work completes on innovative timber frame at the University of East Anglia’s Low Carbon Enterprise Centre. The team behind The Enterprise Centre at The University of East Anglia has reached another key construction milestone with the completion of the...
 

Wikihouse makes Smart choice

The Wikihouse 4.0, constructed as part of the London Design Festival, is a prototype that can be built for £50,000 – and it’s a showcase for timber.The 68m2, two-storey structure outside The Building Centre in London, is made from SmartPly OSB3, while Medite...
 

Get on board

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....

 

Stora Enso CLT school opens

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...

 

Landlords plan order of 500 off-site homes

An informal consortium of social landlords is planning to club together to order 500 off-site homes.The landlords- which include Riverside, Manchester City Council and New Charter- are interested in delivering more homes through off-site production, but...
 

BM TRADA to stream live fire door test

BM TRADA will be streaming a live fire door test on-line on 15 September, offering viewers an opportunity to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property.The 30-min fire resistance test will be streamed live from BM...
 

Ochil delivers school extension in Home Grown Engineered Timber

Perth and Kinross Council (PKC) had serious challenges when Kinnoull Primary School needed a new gymnasium and classroom. The school was in a disused quarry surrounded by cliffs with one tight point of access, making craning impossible; the site had to be...
 

UK’s ‘largest timber structure’ erected

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...

 

Senior to invest £1m at Scarborough plant

Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is set to invest £1 million in its North Yorkshire glass production facility as the firm continues to enhance its robust presence in the marketplace.Senior, which manufactures high...
 

UK Contractors Group Honours its Commitment to Sustainable Forest Management

95% of all the timber reported by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) last year was certified to a certification system approved by the UK Government Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) such as PEFC, according to their recently released 2013 Reporting...
 

Finewood Marketing Announce New Flooring Partnership

We are pleased to announce that BKB Hevea Products Sdn Bhd of Malaysia have chosen Finewood Marketing to help them introduce their range of Engineered Hardwood Flooring into the UK market.BKB commenced production in 1994 with the factory located in Ipoh, a...
 

Westframe Seals Sustainable Success

Westframe, the timber frame manufacturing division of leading developer Westleigh, is looking to triple its production over the next three years after moving to a new 20,000 sq ft production facility.The new premises based at Fosse Way Industrial Estate in...
 
 
 
 
Featured Products

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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Next Generation Tanalised Timber - Lonza Wood Protection
 

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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Wise Wall - Frame Wise
 

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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BisTrack - Epicor
 

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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Sioo Wood Protection - SIOO
 

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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Hess Limitless - Hess Timber
 

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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SAM Trimax - SAM Mouldings
 

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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The Heavy Engineered Strap - TECO
 

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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Timeless Timber Brushwood Decking - BSW
 

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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Aquapanel Exterior - Knauf
 

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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Timber Engineering and Manufacturing - Just Swiss Timber Construction Ltd
 

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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Rigidur H - British Gypsum
 

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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Eurocodes PLUS - BSI
 

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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HECO-TOPIX - Aptus Fastener Systems
 

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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Flooring Products - Knauf
 

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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SAM Zero - SAM Mouldings
 

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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Timeless Timber Brushwood Sleepers - BSW
 

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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Readymix Plasters - Knauf
 

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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Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products - Crown Timber
 

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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Hess Hybrid - Hess Timber
 

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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The Timber Frame Tie - TECO
 

CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) - Wiehag Timber Construction

Cross laminated timber (CLT), are large structural timber panels formed from layers of softwood glued in opposing directions. The unique nature of CLT opens up new design possibilities – its structural capabilities are similar to concrete in material strength, but it is lighter and from a genuinely renewable source.

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CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) - Wiehag Timber Construction
 

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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TITAN - Rotho Blaas Srl
 

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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HARDWOOD WRENCH™ - Deckwise International
 

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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Airgreen Hybrid System - Kdb Insulation
 

Bespoke Timber Arches & Glulam Timber Curves - Jagram

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.

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Bespoke Timber Arches & Glulam Timber Curves - Jagram
 

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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ISO-BLOCO T-Max - ISO-Chemie
 

Glulam - Wiehag Timber Construction

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.

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Glulam - Wiehag Timber Construction
 

ScreedBoard 28 - Cellecta

ScreedBoard is the ultimate floor board for sound reduction and under floor heating. The high density, dry screed overlay boards feature low thermal resistance making them an efficient and cost saving solution for underfloor heating applications. When installed as an acoustic flooring system the boards deliver excellent sound proofing performance on all floors.

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ScreedBoard 28 - Cellecta
 

Roof Panels - Wiehag Timber Construction

Factory made to meet even the most onerous specifications, WIEHAGs roof panels can be constructed from a wide variety of materials including finished ceiling cladding and EPDM membrane,  and enable rapid waterproof finished roof systems with 500m2 per day usually being installed by WIEHAGs trained staff.

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Roof Panels - Wiehag Timber Construction
 

Curtain wallings - Rubner Holzbau

Slim timber profiles in combination with glass and aluminium offer a wide range of architectural possibilities. The curtain wallings work either as a post and beam-façade or as fully pre-assembled modular facades including insulated panels, window elements or external cladding. Compliance with sound and fire protection regulations and the assurance of quality is guaranteed through the planning and execution by Rubner Holzbau.

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Curtain wallings - Rubner Holzbau
 

Membranes - DuPont™

DuPont™ membranes include Tyvek© Housewrap, for exceptional airtightness and vapour permeability, Tyvek© UV Façade,  for open jointed cladding systems, Tyvek© Reflex, with its unique, lacquered aluminium surface, for increased thermal efficiency and Tyvek© Housewrap Firecurb, a unique membrane with patented flame retardant properties. Also on display will be the DuPont™ Airguard range of AVCL’s, including Airguard Control, Airguard Reflective and Airguard Smart, with variable SD value performance.

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Membranes - DuPont™
 

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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Timber Industry Membership - TRADA
 

ArCon Visual Architecture - Eleco

ArCon software products are powerful CAD applications that enable architects to produce detailed floor plans and elevations together with client friendly visualisations and interactive 3D models. By utilising a simple-to-use interface with dedicated construction tools, ArCon software is an ideal solution for architects needing quick, professional results.

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ArCon Visual Architecture - Eleco
 

Mobi One - MBA

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.

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Mobi One - MBA
 

White premium profiles - FN Neuhofer Holz

The surface of the varnished white profiles is absolutely smooth and high-quality.
These premium profiles are available in white and in the most diverse of profile shapes. Solid wood (spruce/beech) and MDF act as carrier materials. You can use them as skirting, lining, ceiling or door frame profiles - for direct use or optionally for individual colour design by painting.

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White premium profiles - FN Neuhofer Holz
 

The Dolomites’ CLT - XLAM Dolomiti

XLAM Dolomiti is a leading Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturer based in the Dolomiti Area. Our brand identifies and represents the best of the Dolomiti Area – Trentino Wood District. As a renowned top producer of CLT certified wood structural elements, we supply construction companies, contractors, engineers and architects with maximum competence.

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The Dolomites’ CLT - XLAM Dolomiti
 

COLOUR IMPACT - MELAMINE FACED BIRCH PLYWOOD

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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COLOUR  IMPACT - MELAMINE FACED BIRCH PLYWOOD
 

Semi-automatic stapler - BeA Fasteners

The new BeA semi-automatic stapler has been developed specifically for the timber frame/off-site construction industry. Able to deliver significant savings in time and money, it offers performance close to that of fully automated systems in terms of speed and accuracy of fix as well as overall improvements in production efficiency.

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Semi-automatic stapler - BeA Fasteners
 

Q-Deck Evolution - Hoppings Softwood Products

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.

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Q-Deck Evolution - Hoppings Softwood Products
 
 
 
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