Timber

We round-up articles looking at timber and timber products.

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13 April 2017 | by

As a construction product, there’s much to be said for good, dependable, ‘old-fashioned’ timber.

03 May 2016 | by

Swedish researchers reckon transparent wood could offer significant benefits when it comes to glazing and solar panel production in future.

19 November 2015 | by

Besides the continual drive to build new dwellings (to ever most stringent thermal performance requirements), there is also a need to improve the existing building stock. However, with schemes such as the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) in place, timber-framed houses are currently falling through something of a loophole. In this concluding part we focus on the insulation options in more detail with a focus on Building Regulations performance.


12 November 2015 | by

Besides the continual drive to build new dwellings (to ever most stringent thermal performance requirements), there is also a need to improve the existing building stock. However, with schemes such as the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) in place, timber-framed houses are currently falling through something of a loophole. The focus of this two-part article is to discuss the various insulation solutions available for this type of property.

06 August 2015 | by

The UK Construction Industry is helping to tackle deforestation by increasingly sourcing sustainable timber and timber products according to a study from WWF-UK.

30 June 2015 | by

We explore how to improve the thermal performance of timber frame buildings.

24 June 2015 | by

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we discuss the control of the moisture content of timber.

01 February 2015 | by

U-values measure how effective a material is an insulator. We look in detail at terminology and core concepts when it comes to thermal performance.

07 October 2011 | by

Timber has long been a staple construction material for domestic scale properties, although it is increasingly being used in high-profile structures such as the Weald & Downland Gridshell. However, exposure to the elements can result in changes to the chemical and physical properties of wood, affecting its aesthetics, structure and longevity.

07 October 2011 | by

In this programme we discuss the tell-tale signs of a wood-boring insect infestation and describe how to tell the difference between the four main types of wood-boring beetle common to the UK.

01 July 2011 | by

TRADA Technology's Dr John Williams looks at historic timbers and the methods used to inspect them. There are, he argues, a number of good reasons to recycle and re-use our heritage buildings.

01 July 2011 | by

Dr John Williams, Senior Technical Consultant, TRADA Technology explains some of the options for non-destructive assessment of timber strength and condition in historic building.

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