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The rise and rise of CLT buildings

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe, principal structural engineer at Exova BM TRADA, discusses how CLT can help architects reach new heights AS technology advances in the construction...

Offsite a ‘major’ part of housing solution

THE Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has seen a surge in demand from companies looking to explore offsite construction methods. Ben Westland, head of strategic...

Brexit and bark beetle: what they mean for 2020 timber supply

Excess stock brought in ahead of the original Brexit deadline, uncertainty around the UK’s exit from the European Union, and challenges posed by bark...

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,...

Timber to take leading role in net zero schools

UK schools reportedly rack up a total energy bill of around £543 million each year, responsible for almost half of local authorities’ carbon emissions....

What are the likely post-Brexit outcomes for those working with timber?

By Nigel Buckley Ryan, UK sales director, merchants, Södra WHILE no one can really say with any great certainty what a deal - or lack of...
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Reflective membrane solution delivers thermal efficiency for large social housing development

A combination of a low emissivity, insulating breather membrane and internal air and vapour control layer from Protect Membranes has been installed as part of an award-winning social housing development in Greater Manchester

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...

Panel products specialist shows commitment to waste reduction

WOOD-based panel products specialist West Fraser (trading as Norbord), has outlined its dedication to recovering as much value as possible from the resources used. At...

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...

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...

Donaldson Group enters timber frame market with acquisition of Stewart Milne Timber Systems

THE Donaldson Group has completed the acquisition of Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS). The move represents the Fife-headquartered company's entry into the timber frame market...

Mix of materials should form offsite sector’s zero carbon tool kit

By Sam Hart, head of modern methods of construction (MMC) at Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) IN Scotland’s housebuilding sector timber frame has fast...

MMC and timber systems can help meet housing ambitions

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses why modern methods of construction coupled with a build fabric such as...

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...

SMTS rebrands to Donaldson Timber Systems following acquisition

DONALDSON Timber Systems (DTS) has been confirmed as the new brand of the business formerly known as Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS). The move follows...

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...
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Data gathering shows value of smart construction

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, believes that Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has the...

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...

‘Knowledge library’ tipped to boost timber design and construction

TIMBER Development UK (TDUK) has entered a new partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) with...