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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