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Bazeley Partnership select Kebony to clad exterior of Bude luxury holiday cottages

The Bazeley Partnership selected Kebony to clad the exterior of six luxury holiday cottages on the North Coast of Cornwall.

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Wood Awards – 2018 shortlist announced for furniture and product competition

Twelve furniture and product projects have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2018 – the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. Established in 1971 the awards aim to encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood and are split into two main categories: buildings & furniture and ...

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Wood Awards – 2018 shortlist announced for Buildings Competition

Twenty exceptional buildings across the UK have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2018 – the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. Established in 1971 the awards aim to encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood and are split into two main categories: buildings & furniture ...

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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre manufactures UK’s first cross-laminated timber from hardwood

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has manufactured the UK’s first ever cross-laminated timber (CLT) from hardwood.

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Online training course proves popular with trussed rafter designers

The trussed rafter industry is working hard to upskill employees, as the construction industry continues to struggle with skills shortages, with sign-ups for specialist training quadrupling.

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British Woodworking Federation makes new Council and Executive Board appointments as it focuses on driving forward Build it Better with Wood strategy  

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has made new appointments to its Council and Executive Board as it focuses on driving forward its Build it Better with Wood strategy.

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Kebony wood chosen for AquaVilla’s largest floating home in Sweden

AquaVilla has unveiled the completion of its largest floating home to date in Marinstaden, Sweden, and modified wood Kebony  was selected for every piece of timber used throughout the build including the exterior walls, pontoon deck and roof terrace.

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Trussed Rafter Association chief executive Nick Boulton announces new structure at AGM

New talent, new leadership, new structure and embracing new technology were just some of the highlights from the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM last month. Speaker Alison Watson, founder of Class of Your Own, told delegates about the Design Engineer Construct! Programme and explained how easily the construction industry can collaborate with local schools to give a taste of what ...

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HOMEGROWN IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Grown in Britain’s chief executive Dougal Driver talks to Michelle Gordon about improving productivity in the UK timber sector and adding value through research and development.

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GETTING THE JOB DONE

Offsite construction is changing the way that we build in the UK, but it needs a strong workforce for the future if it is to reach its true potential.

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