Case study: New breed of boathouse

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Timber is often the preferred construction material in marine environments. Mike Bekin describes how timber was used in RNLI's spectacular new boathouse at Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

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What is hybrid construction? And how can it be used to create sustainable and versatile buildings? This publication answers these questions by looking at different types of structural engineered timber in effective combinations with other materials, as illustrated by recent case studies. From straightforward projects to complex design briefs, hybrid...

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Timber engineering hardware and connectorsnavigation-arrow

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