Building better and more sustainably in the modern-day marketplace

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Daniel Ball assesses the current problems in the UK's housebuilding industry and suggests how timber offers a solution.


Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Timber design pioneers: tackling the sustainability challengenavigation-arrow

Timber design pioneers explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction.


Chapter 4, Tackling the sustainability challenge, features three very different and remarkable projects:

  • Cowan Court, Churchill College
  • Rievaulx Abbey Visitor Centre
  • New Islington


Chapter 4 includes interviews with:

  • Tom Emerson, 6a architects
  • ...

28/08/2019 |  Other Technical Guidance  

Durability trial of British softwoods attracts industry backingnavigation-arrow

In August 2014, the Wood Protection Association (WPA) commissioned Britain's largest ever durability trial of home-grown timber. WPA Director Steve Young explains the importance of this project to the UK timber industry and why those with an interest in growing the use of British softwoods are backing the project.

01/01/2015 |  Magazine Article  

Eliminating illegal timbernavigation-arrow

TRADA Technology's University Liaison Manager Elizabeth Turner discusses the impact EU Timber Regulation will have on timber specification and supply.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

01/01/2012 |  Magazine Article