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‘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...

CCG completes Maryhill planned maintenance works

CCG has announced the completion of its latest planned maintenance contract for Maryhill Housing with the installation of high-performance fire doors. One of two phases,...

CCG looks to set the standard on net zero homes

CCG has announced the launch of the CCG Net Zero Home, described as a new housebuilding standard in response to Scotland’s target of becoming...

Increased timber use can help meet carbon targets

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the role of offsite timber building systems in meeting net zero goals...

Family business is rising to green challenge in Dunbeg

AN innovative offsite timber frame project is delivering 300 much needed new homes in the village of Dunbeg, near Oban in Argyll and Bute. Lochgilphead-based...

Scotframe build system secures NHBC Accepts assurance mark

SCOTFRAME has revealed it has become one of the first timber frame specialists in the UK to secure the NHBC Accepts mark for its Valutherm...

Plans to be submitted for new energy efficient social housing in Dundee

CALEDONIA Housing Association and Discovery Homes are submitting a planning application for 40 mixed tenure homes in Dundee's Rosebank Street, on the site of...

Seeing the wood for the trees: how timber can help Scotland deliver sustainability

By Sam Hart, innovation manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) SCOTLAND is claimed to have hit the energy jackpot twice, with the discovery of North...