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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...

Glasgow housebuilder starts work on £5 million development

CONSTRUCTION work has started on a new 40-home £5 million development in Springburn, Glasgow. The two-bed apartments for social rent are being built by Glasgow-based...

Scots timber firms backed to develop new innovations

SEVEN Scottish companies will share £100,000 of support to help develop wood-based products and systems for the construction industry. Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and...

SIPs specified for Balmoral sentry box commission

JML Contracts has constructed a new high-end sentry box on the Balmoral Estate. Built using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for a “highly insulated, airtight and...

Scotframe eyes growth south of the border

INVERURIE-headquartered Scotframe is about to launch a new showroom in Swindon as the offsite timber frame specialist seeks to make further inroads into English...

‘Interesting times’ for timber trade

THE latest meeting of the members of the Scottish Timber Trade Association (STTA) took place in Stirling recently, where conditions across the main market...

First Minister unveils new Norbord plant following £95m investment

FIRST Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant, following a £95 million investment. The wood panel manufacturer...

Blantyre affordable homes development opens its doors to youngsters

A Lovell housing development in Blantyre welcomed MSP Clare Haughey and a group of local youngsters as part of Open Doors Week. Delivered by Build UK...

Offsite timber frame system chosen for Perth housing project

CCG has announced work has started on a new housing development in Perth comprising 24 two-bedroom flats. Located on Crieff Road, the project is being delivered...

Training commitment is key to CCG’s future

CONSTRUCTION and manufacturing firm CCG is reaping the rewards of taking a proactive approach to training after having the foresight to see how skills...

Stewart Milne Group’s timber systems division primed for “robust” growth

STEWART Milne Group's timber systems business is on course to achieve turnover of £100 million by 2021, the company has announced. The division has doubled...

Timber businesses merge to form “perfect partnership”

GRANGEMOUTH-based timber processing specialist Thornbridge has merged with timber merchant North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber). The move has been supported by investment from Cairngorm Capital Partners...

Bespoke timber frame system used on Glasgow homes

CCG has announced the firm is making "excellent progress" on new homes it is constructing on behalf of Govanhill Housing Association in the south...

‘There’s never been a better time to use wood products’

David Sulman of the Scottish Timber Trade Association provides an update on developments in engineered timber products WHILST wood may be one of the...

Scotland could become offsite “centre of excellence”

THE benefits of offsite construction were recently promoted to Scotland’s housing minister by a group of senior industry figures who are determined to make...

Award-winning scheme benefits from membrane

PROTECT Membranes has been involved in the supply of construction membranes to an award-winning timber frame affordable housing scheme in Leicester. The 68-home Saffron Acres...

Elderly to keep warm this winter in new Milngavie care home

A new care home built by construction firm CCG has opened in East Dunbartonshire. Abbotsford House Luxury Suites in Milngavie has been delivered by CCG...

CCG hails “incredible” year as group posts record turnover

CCG has reported a record turnover of £134 million - an increase of 18% on 2016's figures. The Glasgow-based construction and manufacturing business revealed pre-tax...

Saint-Gobain completes Scotframe acquisition

Saint-Gobain has completed the acquisition of timber frame specialist Scotframe Limited. The firm said the move accelerates its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel...

New Book explores wood benefits

A new book celebrating the ways timber technologies have been used in residential design and construction over the last decade has been published. Modern Timber...