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‘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 oldest...

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...

Offsite system brings ‘speed and quality’

THE installation of the final timber superstructure marks an important milestone in the construction of a new housing project in Barlanark, Glasgow. The 43-home Burnmouth...

Church project helps reduce carbon footprint

LENZIE-based timber frame specialist Fleming Buildings has delivered a striking extension to Milton of Campsie Parish Church in East Dunbartonshire. Built on the site of,...

Membranes deliver thermal efficiency

WITH the need to build more housing to meet Government targets alongside the increased requirement for energy efficient homes, modern methods of offsite construction...

Stonehaven timber firm names new operations director

STEWART Ferguson has been named operations director at Deeside Timberframe, part of the Bancon Group. Currently director of the Bancon Group’s specialist works division, he...

Robertson Timber celebrates “record” Q3 contracts haul

ROBERTSON Timber Engineering has secured over £13 million worth of work in Q3 of 2017 following the expansion of the firm’s sales team, the...

Dundee site sells out in less than a year

CCG has announced that a "beautiful" new housing development in Dundee has sold out in under ten months. Families have already started to move into the...

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...

BIM time for Scottish timber trade

By Jason Ruddle, Elecosoft AFTER a turbulent economic period, the construction sector is welcoming the greater energy that is finally emerging. There is significant opportunity...

“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...

Offsite manufacturing boosts townhouse development

CCG has completed a "stunning" new residential development for NOAH in Glasgow’s west end. The project comprises six contemporary townhouses by Hoskins Architect, each of which has...

A “clear route” forward

With timber frame increasing its share of the housing market, Alex Goodfellow, group managing director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, draws on over 30...

Keeping the rain out – best site practice for timber frame buildings

Robin Lancashire, senior timber frame consultant at Exova BM TRADA offers guidance on best practice for party wall thermal bypass when building with timber...

New Edinburgh development suits the “modern student”

A 234-bedroom student accommodation complex has been completed in the centre of Edinburgh. Built by CCG, the development is on Orwell Terrace in the Dalry district and...