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Homegrown timber project receives funding boost ahead of COP26 initiative

A project exploring the use of Scottish homegrown timber in construction has secured funding to create a demonstrator home for COP26. The Transforming Timber initiative...

Time capsule buried near Glasgow’s largest Passivhaus development

CCG has revealed that pupils from Silverdale Nursery in Glasgow’s east end have buried a time capsule in the nursery grounds adjacent to the...

Silver status for Ayrshire timber frame kit specialist

DC Timber Systems has achieved silver status accreditation by the Structural Timber Association (STA), through its STA Assure scheme. The move marks the first award...

Scotland urged to ‘seize opportunity’ to offset challenges around timber supply

FORESTRY and Land Scotland (FLS) has revealed that the UK as a whole is 'far too vulnerable' to fluctuations in the global timber market,...

Troon sawmill in recruitment drive after landing new forestry contract

A Troon-based timber processor is set to create 25 new jobs after securing a contract from Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). The move supports the...

A wooden future — how timber can aid the learning experience

THE use of timber in the build of schools could bring mental health benefits for pupils as well as environmental gains, an expert has...

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...

Saint-Gobain extends charity partnership to help build homes for care leavers

SAINT-Gobain has revealed it is continuing to support the construction of homes for care leavers as well as further construction training for young people...

Timber kit manufacturer embarks on landmark housing project

DC Timber Systems has announced it has secured its first project with housebuilder CALA Homes (West), providing timber frame for its Sequoia Meadows development...

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...