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Guide for design and specification of timber stairs for the UK housing market to be launched by British Woodworking Federation at Timber Expo

A new design guide is being launched to assist stair designers, manufacturers and builders involved in the design and specification of timber stairs for the UK housing market. The guidance from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme helps to draw together what has been a conflicting hotchpotch of standards to provide authoritative advice on how a staircase in the ...

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UK Construction Week returns for third year

The UK’s biggest names from across construction will be gathering at the NEC, Birmingham, for UK Construction Week from 10 -12 October.

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Former commercial director takes over as managing director of Norscot

Callum Grant has been appointed as managing director of Norscot, the North of Scotland’s largest manufacturer of kit homes, windows and doors.

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Accoya takes title of Best Cladding Product at 2017 Build It Awards

High-performance sustainable wood product Accoya took the title of Best Cladding Product at the 2017 Build It Awards, where it was recognised for its advanced levels of durability and stability in comparison to other timber products.

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Fire Door Safety Week research reveals lack of basic safety measures and tenants unsure of what to do in a blaze  

Tenants still feel in the dark, three months on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, when it comes to fire safety, according to new research.

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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre launches £2 million Innovation Factory

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s pioneering £2 million Innovation Factory was launched this month with a major industry event. Over 300 construction professionals attended the launch event, which included interactive workshops and demonstrations taking place within the new Innovation Factory itself. Keynote speakers included: Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO of Crossrail and co-chair UK Construction Leadership Council, David Philp, Global BIM/IM consultancy director, ...

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Support growing for Fire Door Safety Week as fire safety tops the agenda in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Support for next week’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign is continuing to grow as fire safety tops the agenda for many in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Set up five years ago by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the campaign, which runs from 25 September to 1 October 2017, now attracts more than 175 supporting organisations and last year ...

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Modern Timber House book predicts future for housebuilding with wood

A new book is being published this month celebrating the use of timber technologies in residential design and construction over the last 10 years and the technical innovations that are now shaping the future of UK housing.

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Taylor Lane Timber Frame kits used in development for service personnel in Wiltshire

Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected timber frame kits for a development of 322 homes for service personnel and their families in Tidworth, Wiltshire.

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Mactaggart & Mickel Homes lodges reserved matters planning permission for site in Oxfordshire as part of expansion into England

Housebuilder, Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, part of the Mactaggart & Mickel Group, has lodged reserved matters planning permission for its first site in England.

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