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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...
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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...

Offsite construction tipped to speed up Ayr affordable housing development

CCG is creating a new development in Ayr which aims to address the need for affordable housing in the town. Work on the 39-home previously...

“Challenging” north east market hits Stewart Milne profits

STEWART Milne Group has announced a drop in turnover and operating profit following "challenging" market conditions in Scotland's north east, with the downturn in the oil...

ITW invests in new press to meet demand

ITW Construction Products has announced it has doubled the capacity of it’s SpaceJoist metal open web following the commissioning of a new 300-tonnes production...

Offsite construction can become the ‘new normal’

By Stewart Dalgarno, AIMCH project director and director of product development at Stewart Milne Group THE global pandemic will have a wide-reaching impact on...

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...

Taking care with timber

Jeremy English, Great Britain and Ireland sales director at Södra Wood, Sweden’s largest cooperative of forest owners, explores why, more than ever, it is...

Housebuilder hails ‘increasingly vital’ role of apprentices as industry builds for the future

APPRENTICES now account for almost 10% of Stewart Milne Homes’ workforce, the housebuilder revealed at the start of Scottish Apprenticeships Week. The firm described their...

STTA appoints new president

IAIN Torrance has been elected the new president of the Scottish Timber trade Association (STTA). The appointment was confirmed at the organisation’s AGM in Stirling. Mr...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fife timber specialist snaps up Cambridge Roof Truss

FIFE-headquartered Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has announced the acquisition of Cambridge Roof Truss. The firm said the "strategic acquisition" will supplement DTE's existing product offering across...

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 engineering manufacturer opens tenth UK site

DONALDSON Timber Engineering Ltd (DTE) has opened its tenth branch in the UK. The new site in Exeter in the south west of England will...

Norbord Inverness factory investment tops £145m

WOOD panel manufacturer Norbord is to putting a further £35 million into developing its Inverness factory, bringing overall investment in the past two years...

Ochil fabricates specialist trusses for top university

OCHIL Timber has been supplying impressive roof trusses for the latest phase of student residences at St Andrew’s University’s Fife Park site. The £73,000 contract...