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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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Fire Door Safety Week 2018 will draw attention to importance of properly-fitted and accredited fire doors

The team behind Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), now in its sixth year, is gearing up for its 2018 campaign, which will run from 24 to 30 September. This year’s Campaign – Fire Door Five: Shutting the door on fire and smoke – aims to draw attention to the importance of properly-fitted and accredited fire doors as well as raising ...

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Bidwells Summer 2018 Timber Price Database shows timber market has undergone biggest period of change in decades

The timber market has undergone the biggest period of change in decades according to the Summer 2018 Timber Price Database from Property Consultants Bidwells.

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Terry Edgell becomes Premier Forest Group CEO as it marks 25th anniversary and record growth

Independent timber group Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another successive year of record growth as it marks its 25th anniversary and announces its first CEO.

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JG Hale Construction to turn Seven Oaks Timber Frame into separate limited company

Seven Oaks Timber Frame, part of Neath-based construction company JG Hale Construction, is to be turned into a separate limited company and rebranded as Seven Oaks Modular.

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Pasquill donates timber materials for children’s hospice memorial garden

Pasquill, the largest manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses in the UK, has donated timber materials to Ty Hafan children’s hospice to support a major revamp of its memorial gardens.

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Lovell awards contract to Taylor Lane Timber Frame to provide homes for relocating service personnel

Lovell has awarded Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd the contract to provide timber frame kits for 450 new homes for service personnel and their families, relocating from Germany to Wiltshire as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP). 

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