New case study: award-winning Maggie’s Centre

New case study: award-winning Maggie’s Centre

A delicate timber lattice structure is the central feature of the new Foster+Partners-designed Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, the winner of this year’s Gold Award at the prestigious annual Wood Awards.

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Why it pays to take a ‘breather’

Why it pays to take a ‘breather’

Breather membranes perform a number of important functions in a timber frame wall. TRADA has revised its Wood Information Sheet to include the latest developments for these protective, breathable membranes.

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TRADA reveals the Wood Awards 2016 winners

TRADA reveals the Wood Awards 2016 winners

Maggie’s Centre at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners has taken the top prize at this year’s prestigious Wood Awards, winning the Arnold Laver Gold Award ahead of a host of other strong contenders.

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TRADA unveils new membership category

TRADA unveils new membership category

TRADA has expanded its membership categories to include designers and makers of bespoke items in wood with five staff or less. At just £250 + VAT for the year, this unlocks a whole host of benefits that should prove invaluable.

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Studio Bark trials U-Build in community project

Studio Bark trials U-Build in community project

Innovative architectural practice Studio Bark has created an eye-catching garden space complete with a full-scale prototype of its timber modular system, U-Build, in a special community project for Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre in Newham.

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