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The road to true net zero

As construction works towards reducing carbon emissions, John Smith, technical director at Donaldson Timber Systems, discusses why embodied carbon is critical to its success IT’S...

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...

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...

New recruits join CCG’s offsite manufacturing division

CCG (OSM) has kickstarted its 2022 recruitment drive with the appointment of two new trainees. Based in Glasgow, OSM is a division of the CCG...

Scotia Homes completes acquisition of Caledonia Homes

SCOTIA Homes has completed the acquisition of timber kit manufacturer Caledonia Homes for an undisclosed sum. Ellon-based Caledonia has been fully owned by Stuart...

Fleming Buildings appointed to four early years projects in Renfrewshire

RENFREWSHIRE Council has appointed Lenzie-based Fleming Buildings to deliver design and build contracts for four early learning and childcare centres. The four centres will provide...

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...

Donaldson Group launches online roof truss ordering service

THE Donaldson Group is introducing a new online roof truss ordering service called Donaldson Direct. The timber specialist said the new platform provides a 'simple...

Norbord appoints new general manager at Inverness mill

Stuart Hendry has been appointed general manager at Norbord Inverness.

Scotframe ramps up English growth plans

INVERURIE-headquartered Scotframe has set its sights on the growing demand for timber frame housing in England with a series of new appointments and business...

Heriot-Watt eco-home project set to go global

STUDENTS who set up their own construction firm to compete in a global housebuilding competition have been tipped to change the industry for the...

Timber frame specialist appoints local haulier as sole logistics partner

KIRKWOOD Timber Frame has appointed Aberdeen-based Dyce Carriers as its sole logistics partner. The move has been described as enabling Kirkwood to deliver its timber...

Timber specialist announces Scottish expansion

NATIONAL Timber Group has has announced it has almost doubled the size of its operation in Grangemouth. The Forth Valley timber processing plant has become...