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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 and you can register for the  show for free anytime from now until the event itself

 
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Free CPD in response to surge in demand for Timber Frame

Responding to rising enquiries from house-builders on how timber frame can help them meet market demand, Stewart Milne Timber Systems will offer a free RIBA-accredited seminar and factory tour at its automated facility in Witney, Oxfordshire on Thursday...
 

TTF and BWF joint company proposed

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and British Woodworking Federation (BWF) have sent out a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for consideration by their respective members, proposing the formation of a joint company headed by a single chief executive.The...
 

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village

Low carbon development will be home to 8000 athletes and officials before becoming new sustainable community. For the next three weeks, the state-of-the-art Athletes' Village located in Dalmarnock, Glasgow will offer accommodation, facilities and...
 

Trade body Accord accuses government of abandoning sustainability

Representatives of the timber industry have accused the Government of reneging on its pledge to make all homes zero carbon by 2016.Reforms to the Infrastructure Bill, which relax zero carbon standards, could put back the low carbon homes agenda by 10 years,...
 

James Latham Now Offering RIBA Approved CPDs

James Latham is now offering two CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminars, one on Acrylic Based Solid Surface and one on Performance Door Blanks.The CPDs, which have both been developed in conjunction with the RIBA, offer a unique opportunity for...
 

The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) has set out its spending plans that indicate support for more than 40,000 new homes by 2018.

The HCA said that 160 housing providers across England would share £886m of affordable homes funding.A total of 43,821 new affordable homes will be delivered across 2,697 schemes.The initial allocations have been made under the HCA’s 2015-18 Affordable...

 

Ex-City Star Flitcroft Has Grand Designs

A former Premier League star has launched an eco-friendly timber frame housing business - and says they can build anything from beach huts to bespoke mansions fit for superstar footballers.Garry Flitcroft, who used to captain Manchester City, snapped up a...
 

Promotion, sparkle and the EUTR

Vandecasteele export manager Geneviève Standaert says the timber industry needs more promotion, more women and less complex regulation, but she loves the business. She spoke to Mike Jeffree.Genevieve Standaert is passionate about her company, Belgium-based...
 

Stora Enso Appoint New CEO

Stora Enso’s Board of Directors has appointed Karl-Henrik Sundström, 54, as the new CEO of the Company as of 1 August 2014. "Karl-Henrik Sundström has wide global experience in manufacturing industry and a solid background in financial management. As an...
 

Timber Frame Homes For First Eco Town

Timber frame houses built from insulated panels constructed off site and craned into place will form the backbone of the UK's first zero carbon eco town, North West Bicester.The Sigma II system has been selected for the pioneering development. Stewart Milne...
 

Construction News Awards – B & K Structures Highly Commended!

“With hundreds of entries and increasing competition, to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Construction News Awards is a great achievement but to actually be Highly Commended is an outstanding result!” said Nick Milestone, Managing Director of B & K...
 

Full marks for Ochil Timber

British-grown timber frame provided the solution for a challenging primary school extension. Anne McDonald reportsWhen Kinnoull Primary school needed a new gymnasium and additional classroom space the challenges facing Perth and Kinross Council (PKC)...
 

Rebuilding Timber's market Share

Lawrence Young, chairman of the Structural Timber Association, discusses the market for building with wood in the UKAccording to latest figures, housing starts in the UK as a whole were down by 9.5% in 2012, to 124,450. However, during this time, timber's...

 

Hitting the nail on the head

Nail laminated timber offers a low-tech housing solution. Peter Wilson reportsWhen the European Regional Development Fund-supported Wood Products Innovation Gateway (WPIG) project began three years ago at Edinburgh Napier University, a primary target in its...
 

Stewart Milne capitalise on English brick shortage

Milne has seen a 40 per cent leap in orders for its prefabricated timber frames after a shortage of bricks persuaded English builders to adopt techniques long popular in Scotland.The company is best known as a house builder but also has a manufacturing...
 

House built by after-school club tops out in West London playground

Students at a west London academy have this week completed the structural shell of a single-story timber-framed house in the school playground, in a £250 000 project it’s hoped could become a template for other schools.The 11-to-17-year-olds at Burlington...
 

Offsite construction is key to affordable housing shortage, says Stewart Milne Timber Systems

According to a government report, offsite construction and other forms of ‘construction innovation’ are key to adding value for providers through increasing speed of build and reducing waste and cost.The government’s Affordable Homes Programme 2015-2018...
 

Timbmet back in the black

Timbmet has turned a loss of £3.2m in the previous 12 months into a profit of £1.5m in the latest financial year, putting the improvement down to its restructuring and range development programme.The company described its previous two years of results as...
 

BBA Signs Up for Timber Expo

In a move that has taken the market by surprise, the British Board of Agrément (BBA) has signed up to exhibit at Timber Expo 2014. Held at the NEC on the 7th and 8th of October, Timber Expo is the one of the most important events on the UK construction...
 

AHMM’s Battersea homes start on site

Work has begun on AJ100 big-hitter AHMM’s 104-home housing scheme in Battersea, South London.The AHMM-designed development for Lend Lease, which won planning last September, includes 104 homes arranged across two five and six storey buildings.The buildings...
 

Accoya Academy launched

Accoya, manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has launched an online learning resource providing extensive information and details about the modified wood.The free Accoya Academy has been designed to give distributors, architects and designers a better...

 

Two record-breaking timber structures added to the London skyline

A new development from Regal homes in Hackney, will hold the title of Europe's largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure.The cutting edge development will consist of 121 private rental units, which will remain in Regal Homes rental portfolio.While Banyan...
 

Skinny house could have broad appeal

A cross-laminated timber (CLT) three-storey building is being constructed in the granite city of Aberdeen.Glulam Solutions has recently completed the structure for the Skinny House, so named because the building is only 2.85m wide.The student accommodation,...
 

The rise of cross-laminated timber

Cross-laminated timber is fast establishing itself as a quicker, greener alternative to concrete or steel structural frames. With the market growing threefold in the past two years, is it time to consider it a genuine rival to the big...

 

Huge timber frame takes shape in Leeds

Construction of the country’s largest timber framed structure has begun in east Leeds. The glulam laminated timber frame is being erected by Clugston Construction and CNIM for the construction of a new recycling and energy recovery facility for the city...

 

Stewart Milne Timber Systems wins contract on £47m NHS facility in Ayrshire

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has won a framing contract on a new £47 million mental health and community hospital in Ayrshire.Balfour Beatty, the preferred bidder for the project, has appointed Stewart Milne Timber Systems to design, supply and install the...
 

Norbord unveils Fire Solutions range

Norbord has unveiled a range of board products designed to reduce fire spread in large timber frame buildings during the construction phase.The three products that make up Norbord's SterlingOSB Fire Solutions range were developed in response to the Structural...
 

Timber Focus seminars deliver latest thinking

Timber Expo will again this year deliver an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all corners of the built environment. From niche areas to leading trends, the Timber Focus seminar sessions will be characterised by hot topics, architectural gems...
 

Fingers Crossed is set to be a real eye-catcher at this year’s Timber Expo

Having made its debut at this year’s London Design Festival, TRADA is hoping that its innovative structure – designed by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture with Arup and dubbed, suitably, Fingers Crossed – will be a real eye-catcher at...
 

TTJ Innovation Awards 2014 - call for entries continues until 30th June

The closing date for this year's TTJ Timber Innovation Award is fast approaching. With a final deadline of 30 June, prospective entrants have just six weeks remaining to submit their admission for consideration in one of the two categories. Following the...

 

Oregon Timber Frame profits fall as costs rise

OREGON Timber Frame has seen profits slide by more than 20 per cent as it battled rising material costs and demands for cheaper prices from clients. The Selkirk-based company, which supplies timber frames for housebuilders such as Cala, Miller and Dawn,...

 

CLT – the sustainable multi-storey solution

Speed, strength and sustainability – the key benefits of cross laminated timber (CLT) construction. But what does this actually mean in practice? CLT is now extensively used across the commercial construction sector and the benefits have been widely...
 
 
 
 
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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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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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
 

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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BauBuche Ingenious Hardwood - Pollmeier
 

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
 
 
 
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