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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...

Collaboration crucial to increase offsite adoption

"BY embracing new techniques in controlled factory environments offsite, or near-site, we can enhance pre-manufactured value, but by doing so, the conventional procurement and...

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...

Caley Timber and Building Supplies adopts employee ownership model

A Highland timber and building supplies business has secured the future of 24 jobs with a switch to employee ownership. Caley Timber and Building Supplies...

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...

Building with SIPs can beat affordable housing crisis

Sips Eco Panels explains why Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can allow the UK to build more affordable homes quickly and end fuel poverty THE UK...

Joinery business hails expansion into eco-friendly cabins

AN East Lothian specialist joinery business has revealed how the firm received a 'lockdown lift' after diversifying into staycation cabins, which have attracted interest...

CCG completes build of East Renfrewshire Council’s largest ever housing development

WORK has been completed on East Renfrewshire Council's largest ever housing development. CCG delivered the 47-home development made up of six one and two-bedroom wheelchair...

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...

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...

Inverness mill showcased in BBC TV series

THE West Fraser Inverness plant has featured in Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journey BBC TV series, where the processes of wood panel production...

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...

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...

New study highlights safety benefits of panelised MMC for new homes

A new report has revealed how health and safety hazard exposure on construction sites could be reduced by 20% when using crane-erected panelised modern...

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...

Perthshire developer invests in new timber kit manufacturing site

PERTHSHIRE property developer, The Good House Company, has announced the launch of a  new facility and workshop near Dunning to build bespoke timber kits...

Housebuilder adds to senior team to help drive sustainable goals

CALA Group has announced two senior appointments to help drive the housebuilder's sustainability aspirations. Kathryn Dapré has been given the role of head of sustainability,...

Our products are net carbon negative – but our journey is not over yet!

Steve Roebuck, European health & safety director at West Fraser explains why achieving net carbon negative status for the products is not the end...

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...