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STA Advice Note 18 – what do specifiers need to know?

ADVERTORIAL John Mellor, Product Manager at Protect Membranes, explains the Structural Timber Association’s new STA Advice Note 18 and describes the key recommendations for breather...

Technical director appointed at Donaldson Timber Engineering

OLI James has been promoted to the role of technical director at Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE). He joined DTE in 2011 as general manager for...

Gary Milne appointed to Homes for Scotland board

GARY Milne, technical & design director for Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland, has been appointed to the board of trade body Homes for Scotland...

New Glasgow exhibition celebrates offsite timber construction

A new exhibition in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable offsite-manufactured buildings made from wood. Supported by Scottish Forestry, engineering and built environment students from Edinburgh Napier...

Timber frame manufacturers honoured for MoD collaboration project

AN MoD project involving Stewart Milne Timber Systems and Taylor Lane Timber Frame has won a top industry accolade at the Structural Timber Awards. The Timber Frame...
A Wee House on the Isle of North Uist

A Wee House with very big ambitions

AYRSHIRE-headquartered modular home specialist The Wee House Company is going from strength to strength – and has its sights set on the booming affordable...
Rockwool new timber frame slab

Slab insulation range the ‘perfect choice’ for timber frame housing

INSULATION specialist Rockwool has launched a new timber frame slab insulation range to capitalise on the growing new-build timber frame housing market.  The new stone...
Stewart Dalgarno

AIMCH project set to transform housebuilding

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Group, discusses how AIMCH, a collaborative research and development project is set to revolutionise the...
John Swinney and Finlay Black tour Merkinch campus

CLT structure complete at Highland primary

THE largest school in Scotland to be constructed using a Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) frame is making good progress. Deputy First Minister and education secretary...
Premier Inn development in Shore Street Oban

Premier project delivered on time

THE Premier Inn development in Shore Street, Oban, features a combination of a four-storey timber frame structure for the 81-bedroom hotel and a ground...

Tackling fuel poverty by building sustainable homes

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe HANDS up if you’ve heard about the urgent need for new homes? Chances are most of the business...

Norbord appoints new general manager at Inverness mill

Stuart Hendry has been appointed general manager at Norbord Inverness.

Scotframe makes senior appointment to target English self-build housing market

SCOTFRAME is targeting a larger slice of the self-build housing market in England after appointing Danny Johnson to the role of business development manager...

Timber specialist poised for new era as MD steps down in 2020

SCOTT Cairns will leave his role as group managing director at James Donaldson & Sons in July next year, and be succeeded by Andrew Donaldson. As...

MGM Timber to lease refurbished Clydebank base

MGM Timber has secured a new trade and distribution centre in Clydebank. The independent timber merchant has leased 21,000 sq ft across two industrial units...
Kevin Stewart launches workshop

New workshops explore offsite affordable home benefits

THE first of a series of workshops aimed at to exploring ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes in Scotland was launched recently. The...
Malcolm Thomson and Kevin Stewart

Scotframe’s new Dundee base provides room to grow

SCOTFRAME’S new Dundee office was recently officially opened by the Scottish Government’s housing minister, Kevin Stewart. The new Dundee base gives the Inverurie-headquartered business extra...

Six reasons why timber frame is surging in the UK

In the mid-1980s, negative press about quality control for timber frame housing caused a healthy market to slump from around 40% to less than...
Stephen Good and Calum Murray at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)

CSIC and STA join forces to boost timber sector innovation

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Structural Timber Association (STA) have announced they are teaming up to help structural timber firms 'innovate and...

‘Innovative’ CLT utilised on new affordable housing development in Glasgow

CCG is using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) to improve efficiency and sustainability at a new affordable housing development in Glasgow's east end. The manufacturer is...

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