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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...

Bancon Group reports ‘marked improvement’ in margins despite pandemic challenges

BANCON Group has announced a 'robust' set of trading results despite the Covid-19 pandemic challenges. The Aberdeenshire housebuilder and construction business  reported a 'marked improvement'...

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,...

Scotframe launches dedicated self-build division

TIMBER frame specialist Scotframe has announced the creation of a dedicated self-build division. Olga Luengo-Gonzalez has been appointed as senior director of the new division....

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...

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...

Thinking smart over fire safety

By Rebecca Goldsmith​, product marketing executive at MEDITE SMARTPLY WOOD panel products incorporating flame retardant treatment will slow down the development of a fire, allowing...

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...

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...

Pilot project promotes greater use of home-grown timber in Scottish construction industry

A pilot project involving Scottish timber has been tipped to play a key role in reducing the construction industry's carbon footprint. A consortium comprising of...

New timber division is natural step for JR Group

AS far as timing goes, launching a new division just as the world was about to be gripped by a pandemic that would cause...

ITW creates senior role to target timber frame sector

BARRY Meacher has been appointed timber frame development manager at ITW Construction Products Offsite Business Unit. The newly created role will help the business focus...

Product takes safety to the MAX

MEDITE SMARTPLY has launched SMARTPLY MAX FR B, described by the firm as the first Euroclass B board—the maximum Euroclass rating for a timber...

Construction starts on new luxury care home in Stirling

MORRISON Community Care Group is to expand its services with a new facility in Stirling.   Located on Randolph Road, the 50-bed Livilands Luxury Suites...

Double promotion strengthens housebuilder’s central Scotland sales team

STEWART Mine Homes has bolstered its sales team in central Scotland with the promotion of Tony Williamson to the role of sales and marketing...

JR Group launches timber kit division

THE JR Group has announced the launch of a new timber kit division. DC Timber Systems has been incorporated into the group, which already includes...