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Approval for ‘groundbreaking’ north west Edinburgh housing build

PLANS for a 'groundbreaking' net zero housing development in north west Edinburgh have been granted approval by the capital's council. The 75 net zero carbon...

Research facility bound for Antarctica undergoes trial assembly in Scotland

A complete trial assembly of a specialist air communications tower for a British Antarctic research station has been undertaken in Kintore. It comes ahead of...

Conference to explore homegrown timber opportunities

A specialist in timber architecture and construction has claimed a focus on sustainable forestry from the ground up could be key to building back...

Offsite specialist strengthens Scottish team with senior appointments

OFFSITE construction specialist Premier Modular has strengthened its presence in Scotland with two new appointments. Renfrew-based Paul Kyle has more than 30 years’ experience in the...

Construction and education need to work together for MMC to thrive

By Ian Atkinson, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson MOVING to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) isn’t just about reducing the labour requirements needed to meet UK...

Stewart Milne Group puts timber systems business up for sale

STEWART Milne Group has announced it is selling its timber systems business to focus on investing in the growth of Stewart Milne Homes across...

Funding boost for £7.4m rebuild of Shetland bird observatory

A £7.4 million project to rebuild a 'world-renowned' Shetland bird observatory has received a major funding boost. The project comes after a fire completely destroyed...

‘Sandpit challenge’ calls for suppliers to showcase new solutions to tackle housing challenges

A 'transformational' housebuilding project is calling for new solutions to address some of the current challenges facing the sector. Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction...

Alex Goodfellow appointed chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries

ALEX Goodfellow, MD for strategic development at Stewart Milne Group, has been appointed chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), which represents the...

New director appointed at CCG OSM

CCG OSM (Offsite Manufacturing), a subsidiary of the CCG (Scotland) Group, has appointed David Crawford as a new director. He joined the group in 2014...

Who owns what on a partially built off-site construction project? 

As the government continues to push the construction industry to move more of the building process off-site and into factories, Roddy Cormack, construction specialist...

Luxury housebuilder has a Good thing going

A Perth-headquartered developer of bespoke luxury homes and renovations has hailed the impact of its decision to open its own timber kit manufacturing site...

Timber technology teaching marks a new era for construction education

A Scottish professor is to lead the introduction and establishment of a new method of academic construction delivery focusing on timber technology. Professor Robert Hairstans...

Advances in Scottish timber can support net zero efforts

By Sam Hart, innovation manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) IN the tale of the Three Little Pigs, only the house made of bricks survived...

Glenrothes-based business building on solid foundations

GLENROTHES-based Sips Eco has detailed its plans to invest in the future of affordable housing in Scotland. The structural insulated panels (SIP) manufacturer employs 40...

SES completes role at £90m University of Glasgow project

SES Engineering Services (SES) has announced it has completed its contract with main contractor Multiplex on a new £90 million learning space for the...

Housebuilder sets the gold standard in customer satisfaction

STEWART Milne Group has been awarded the 2021 Gold Award for customer satisfaction across all its UK regions for the third consecutive year. The awards,...

Renfrewshire firm is boxing clever with steel construction system

A steel construction system developed by a firm in Renfrewshire has been tipped to 'dominate' the global nuclear Small Modular Reactor (SMR) market following...

Edinburgh Napier University academic to head Centre for Advance Timber Technology

PROFESSOR Robert Hairstans has been appointing as founding director of the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering's (NMITE) Centre for Advance Timber Technology. Professor...

Report highlights ‘encouraging’ progress in advanced modern methods of construction

A new report has revealed 'encouraging' results for advanced modern methods of construction (MMC). Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH), the consortium...

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