Timber

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

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19 August 2017 | by

The WWF have published their second Timber Scorecard charting company's publicly-available timber buying policies and performance during 2015-16, and progress since the initial study back in 2015.

25 May 2017 | by

Wood: done good. A beautifully-illustrated, breathtaking, thought-provoking love letter to one of the most enduring construction materials. Join William Hall for a tour of the world's best timber architecture.

13 April 2017 | by

Think of a skyscraper and you likely envisage a imposing monolithic structure made of steel and glass. Strong, sturdy, predictable. Dull? But a new wave of buildings are turning to a more traditional building material – timber – to deliver imaginative and eco-friendly projects, even at altitude.

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

Our series concludes by examining the insulation options for timber-framed homes in more detail, with a focus on Building Regulations performance.

12 November 2015 | by

The first of a two part series explores the various insulation solutions available for timber-framed homes.

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.

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