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Timber Faces the Heat of Combustibles Ban

The timber sector is up in arms over the Government’s ban on combustibles in new high-rise buildings – but how will the ruling impact the market? Stephen Cousins reports. The UK stands at the forefront of a revolution in engineered timber...
14th February 2019

Knauf Insulation appoints Neil Hargreaves as Managing Director

Knauf Insulation has appointed Neil Hargreaves as its new Managing Director for the Northern Europe region. In his new role, Neil will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. ...
13th February 2019

CF Møller rethinks CLT use for Robin Hood Gardens replacement scheme

CF Møller is rethinking the use of engineered timber for its scheme to replace Robin Hood Gardens following the government’s ban on combustible cladding materials for tall buildings. The practice was appointed in 2017 for the redevelopment of...
13th February 2019

How is the CLT industry responding to the combustibles ban?

Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings. But now the nascent industry is fighting back, reports Joey Gardiner. When...
11th February 2019

Contractor buys modular specialist from administrators

Local contractor Pat Munro has bought timber modular building specialist Carbon Dynamic. The Invergordon, Scotland based firm went into administration in early December with the loss of 40 jobs. Administrators Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs of...
11th February 2019
 
 
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