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EXPOZINE The official magazine of TimberExpo

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BUMPER 20I3 SHOW PREVIEW ISSUE

Inside: Full Timber Talks Programme & Speaker Biographies | Atmos Worldscape | Structural Timber Association Launch | ProTimber Summit | Wood Awards Shortlist | Exhibitor and sponsor profiles


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nly a few weeks to go before Timber Expo 2013 opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham. This issue is designed to whet your appetite and give you a real flavour of what to expect over the two days of the show. We have pulled out as many stops as we can to bring the best of timber from the UK and also from a dynamic group of international exhibitors. If you want to know everything about the latest timber products and how to deliver cutting edge, low carbon construction and sustainable design, then it is time to tune in to Timber Expo.

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Timber Talks The Timber Talks programme will deliver two full days of major names, key topics and influential thinking on all aspects of timber.

The Timber Talks programme is virtually complete and from page 8 onwards you will be able to read more about the eight modules that have been organised by TRADA and who will be delivering this detailed programme. There is a lot of ground to cover and they have been designed to give attendees a clear route to a serious level of expertise. Speakers from heavyweights such as Arup, Architype, B&Q, Mace, Land Securities and Willmott Dixon will be on hand plus a range of stunning industry case studies. And don’t forget, these are all free on a first come, first sat down basis…

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Speaker Biographies Check out the backgrounds of our expert speakers and find some familiar and not so familiar faces.

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Worldscape An astounding piece of timber design will be part of our Visitor Lounge. Worldscape is a mammoth piece of ‘continuous integrated landscape furniture’ providing seating for 80 people.

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Gold & Silver Profiles Read more about our latest frontline sponsors and what they will be presenting at this year’s show.

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Toolbox Talks Free CPD sessions to learn more details on some of the latest timber products and processes.

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Bronze Profiles Take a trip around the world with our increasingly varied group of exciting overseas contributors.

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ProTimber 2013 The second of the annual timber summits will discuss the Government Construction Strategy.

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Wood Awards 2013 The UK’s premier award for timber use in buildings and furniture – view the shortlist here and in more depth at Timber Expo.

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We have a range of new additions to this year’s show. One knockout feature is the placing of Worldscape from Atmos as part of our Visitor Lounge. This is quite amazing and will be a focal point at the centre of the show. It will literally be unmissable – see page 26 for more on this landmark bit of timber furniture design. This will be complemented by the EcoCurve VIP Lounge which will also be an eye-catching addition to the show alongside our bespoke Seminar Theatres. Timber Expo is quickly becoming a pivotal event for the timber sector and this is borne out by being the host venue for the ProTimber Summit for a second year and the official launch pad for the Structural Timber Association (STA), not to mention the Wood Awards 2013 shortlist, the shortlisted projects from the TTJ Innovation Award and our rebranded Timber Buyers & Specifiers Forum – for more on this flick to page 82. There is plenty to take in over two days. Remember that Timber Expo is in a new home at the NEC, Birmingham for 2013 – if you need to know how to get there and where to go to find us – see page 120. See you all there in September. Gary Ramsay Editor Expozine e: gary.ramsay@timber-expo.co.uk The Timber Expo team would like to extend a big thank you to all of our exhibitors, sponsors and conference speakers for making our event possible, without your foresight, commitment and belief in our vision this event would not be possible. Cover image: Bishop Edward King Chapel Oxford © Niall McLaughlin Architects

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Timber Expo 2013

THE ESSENTIAL SELECTION

It will be two days brimming with the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector

Timber Expo takes place at the Birmingham NEC this September. Now in its third year, over 5,000 visitors are expected at the UK’s leading timber trade show including architects and designers, engineers and contractors, local authorities and a wide range of those working in the built environment. It will be two days brimming with the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector – not just from the UK but from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market. So, where do you go and what do you look out for? With only six weeks to go before the doors open, here are some of the essential highlights not to miss at the UK’s truly national timber show… Comprehensive Timber Talks Seminar Programme A key element to the show and a central part of the Expo experience. Organised by TRADA, the eight seminar sessions are spread over two days and will give attendees a fantastic opportunity to draw on the knowledge, experience and advice of a concentrated group of high calibre speakers from all four corners of the built environment. From niche areas to leading trends, the Timber Talks will be characterised by key industry topics, major names, super projects and big issues – and they are all FREE! Talks are 25 minutes each, including 5 minutes for Q&A and will be chaired by leading figures in the timber industry.

Major Exhibitors from the UK and Overseas A huge range of over 150 companies from all four corners of the timber industry will be unveiling their latest products and services plus giving advice on how best to use the construction industry’s leading mainstream low carbon building material. Overseas exhibitors and representatives include: Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. See Page 24 for a full rundown on our overseas exhibitors. The flagship Bolivian Pavilion can be seen on Page 72.

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Seminar Theatre 1 – the Fabric First Theatre

Timber Accord Pavilion

Built by leading timber frame specialists Frame Wise, the Fabric First theatre will extol the virtues of building with an airtight building envelope in mind and its superior thermal properties – making it ideal as the basis of a modern energy efficient building. The Fabric First Theatre will also be an opportunity to examine the Frame Wise ‘Wise Wall T’ system.

Sponsored by Timbmet and building upon the Timber Accord agreement signed in 2012. The Pavilion will be situated at the heart of Timber Expo on the main exhibition floor, this will be a unique opportunity to touch base with many of the leading timber trade bodies representing the supply chain of the forestry and timber industries, in the same place at the same time. The ProTimber 2013 summit will also take place here and discuss the role of timber in the Government’s Construction Strategy.

Seminar Theatre 2 – the Solid Wood Theatre Built by B & K Structures, this eye-catching building will showcase the strengths of timber and advanced glulam timber technology and show why solid wood use is beginning to increase in the UK.

Toolbox Talks Where do you find direct hands on information on the latest timber processes, technologies and specialist products? New for 2013, these CPD presentations will focus on the detail of processes, technologies and solutions on display at the show. From manufacturing process to onsite engineering solutions, Toolbox Talks will complement the Timber Talks and will be held in a purpose built 30 seat presentation theatre. From the sourcing of sustainable Southern Pine and specialist design software to building timber bridges and being EUTR-compliant, the Toolbox Talks are expected to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your seat filled early!

Timber Buyers & Specifiers Forum Sponsored by Vandecasteele, this co-located event within Timber Expo is a successful and dynamic part of the show, giving attendees the opportunity to meet for a face-to-face discussion with prospective new clients and business partners in a formal but relaxed environment. This year the Timber Buyers Forum has now transformed into the Buyers & Specifiers Forum. With a wider remit and now more attractive to an increasingly diverse range of those involved in the specification and design of timber products and systems, the Forum will still operate in the same fashion as in previous years.

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Wood Awards Shortlist 2013 The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier award in the timber sector and will once again recognise outstanding design, craftsmanship and installations in wood that have taken place over the last 12 months. This year’s 30-strong shortlist drawn from a record breaking 318 British projects features unique private houses, stunning small projects, outstanding restorations, impressive public buildings and extraordinary bespoke and production-made furniture, ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge. The 2013 shortlist will be on show throughout Timber Expo and you will be able to hear more about the projects in the Timber Talks programme.

Media Centre & VIP Lounge Sponsored by SCA Timber Supply UK, the Media Centre will be a central port of call to pick up press info, tweet your latest scoop, conduct interviews and soak up news from across the show. The VIP Lounge is being built by EcoCurves and will feature magnificent bespoke glulam arches.

TTJ Innovation Awards Once again Timber Expo sponsored the TTJ Innovation Award and this year’s five shortlisted candidates will be on hand at the show to present their successful products and developments. You can find out more about Hess Timber, Frame Wise, X-Lam Alliance, SpanoTech and a joint bid by architect Pablo Zamorano and engineer Nacho Marti.

Worldscape - Visitor Lounge Worldscape is a huge continuous integrated piece of landscape furniture. It was the centrepiece of the extraordinary banqueting event Global Feast, coinciding with each evening of the London 2012 Olympics - 20 evenings serving a different slice of world food each night. It seats 80 people and will be a memorable spot to sit, relax and network during Timber Expo and marvel at looking at the world in wood.

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES! So as we move ever closer to Timber Expo 2013, it is tremendously exciting to feel the anticipation and interest for this year’s event. In recent weeks we have received unprecedented enquiries regarding the show, and everybody from exhibitors to visitors and also press seems to be building up to the inaugural holding of the event at the NEC in Birmingham.

What a difference a year makes! A slow but definite turnaround in the economy and the murmuring of a construction sector recovery… some confidence back in the market-place and a bright future for the timber sector – these are the vibes that I am getting when I talk to our exhibitors, sponsors, partners and speakers.

Visitor registrations are up by 18% when compared with the same period in 2012, proving the new central location ticks more boxes than the previous venue and also that our increased focus on FREE content this year is showing the right results. I really think this is going to be a great step forward for the show and a wonderful new home for years to come. To add to the excitement, we have so many facets and additions to this year’s event. Along with the exhibitors from our own British Isles there is a vast array of international exhibitors this year too - the Bolivian Pavilion has joined us for the first time providing a showcase for the companies that will demonstrate new and exciting product from Bolivia. In addition we have companies from Finland, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Canada, America in the show, plus SCA from Sweden will be sponsoring and providing the build for the Media Centre, where I will be based during the show. We have the most wonderful treat for the visitors – Atmos, DHH Timber and The Cutting Room are sponsoring and providing the visitor lounge, an excellent

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example of what can be achieved with Latvian white birch plywood, a really creative and stimulating piece. Add to all of this the three seminar theatres containing Timber Talks and Toolbox Talks (which are all free to attend) and we are set to deliver a well-rounded event. I really believe that the built environment sector needs a great event in which to showcase all the amazing and diverse facets within the world of timber. So let’s join together in getting right behind this year’s show and make it the best one yet! It is still not too late to get involved with the exhibition as with six weeks before the show we have a handful of exhibition stands remaining, so please get in touch if you would like to be involved – email loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk or call 07956173351 – and I will happily advise on what we have left and where best suits what you have to offer. I look forward to being part of a busy and vibrant show in September… see you there! Loretta Sales - Event Director

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TIMBER TALKS - A STAGE FOR EXCEPTIONAL TALENT Where do you find some of the biggest names in the timber industry discussing some of its hottest topics? At the Timber Talks Seminar Programme – organised by TRADA and an integral part of Timber Expo 2013. Rupert Scott, TRADA Marketing & Membership Manager explains… After a successful debut in 2012, this year’s Timber Talks is bigger and better than ever before. The high profile programme is at the heart of this year’s show and will provide a valuable opportunity to meet like-minded business professionals.

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TRADA has worked hard to compile the seminar programme, drawing together an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all four corners of the built environment covering everything from niche areas to leading trends. The content for this year’s Timber Talk Seminar Programme has been largely created from feedback from last year’s show and research amongst TRADA members concerning the topic and themes they most wanted to hear about. More than 200 people responded to the call for information, proving that there is definitely a great appetite for information about building with wood. Taking place over a morning or afternoon at this year’s Timber Expo, Timber Talks will be characterised by key industry topics, major names, super projects and big issues. The subjects are designed to appeal to all, but particularly clients, contractors, architects and engineers, on whom the timber construction industry relies. Over two days, 50 presentations will be delivered in eight core streams that will be case study-based to offer real life examples on how and why timber is performing so well across a wide range of sectors and applications. The hour-long themed sessions, which will be delivered in two purpose-built timber-based theatres

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will cover topics such as engineered wood, innovation in timber and its use, while speakers will be drawn from the best industry insiders and those working with timber including architects. As you will see over the next few pages, there are eight highly anticipated sessions and if that isn’t enough, as TRADA and Timber Expo are so passionate about encouraging innovation within the timber industry, the winners and runners up of this year’s Timber Innovation Award have been given an even greater opportunity to promote their products within the Timber Expo show, with an afternoon session dedicated to their products. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each talk when visitors will be able to glean as much information as possible on a broad range of timber-related topics. TRADA will also be hosting a seminar theatre on its Stand - B9, discussing popular timber subjects from fire prevention in timber buildings, innovations in cross-laminated timber and how underfloor heating affects wood coverings. So if you want to hear some of the best speakers in the industry speak on a wide array of current and interesting topics, then the Timber Talks Seminar Programme is the perfect solution. Read on…

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Tuesday 24 September 2013 Fabric First Theatre From blueprint to building: a client and contractor perspective 10:00 - 10:25 Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability, Construction - Mace Where does timber score well and where is there room for improvement: a view from Mace. 10:25 - 10:50 Steve Cook, Principal Sustainability Design Manager - Willmott Dixon and Chair of the Grown In Britain Contractors' Task Group Growing the use of British timber: a view from a major contractor 11:00 - 11:25 Phil Lewis, Head of BIM - Willmott Dixon BIM is revolutionising construction: what does it mean for wood? 11:25 - 11:50 Speaker to be agreed Subject to be agreed 12:00 - 12:25 Natalie Roberts, Environmental Manager - Land Securities Defining 'ultra low carbon development': the consequences for wood 12:25 - 12:50 Robert Edwards, Design Manager for Architecture - Acivico (Birmingham City Council) Building schools in timber for Birmingham City Council: what grade do we get?

Grown in Britain: creating a reliable UK supply 13:00 - 13:25 Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive - CONFOR Introduction to Grown in Britain: the vision and projects 13:25 - 13:50 Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise and Forestry Commission Forestry Commission perspective - what can the forestry estate do as a producer? 14:00 - 14:25 Julia Griffin, Sustainability Specialist - B&Q Retail perspective: B&Q 14:25 - 14:50 Neil Horton, Sales Director - BSW Supplier perspective: BSW 15:00 - 15:25 Sarah Dandy, NHS Forest Coordinator - Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Creating green spaces on NHS Estates to improve patient well-being 15:25 - 15:50 Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive - National Forest Company CSR: How can companies help to grow the forestry cover in the UK?


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Organic mechanics: connecting engineering and a renewable resource 10:00 - 10:25 Richard Harris - Professor of Timber Engineering - University of Bath Low impact construction material research at the HIVE project 10:25 - 10:50 Gavin White, Structural Engineer - Ramboll UK A hint of madness in CLT 11:00 - 11:25 David Trujillo, Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering - Coventry University Transformed bamboo: the new plywood? 11:25 - 11:50 David Crawford, Research Consultant - Edinburgh Napier University Viability of Cross-Laminated Timber Production from UK resource 12:00 - 12:25 Patrick Fleming, PhD student - Cambridge University Strategies for using low-grade timber in demanding structural applications 12:25 - 12:50 Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director - Arup Life Cycle Tower: investigation into the commercial feasibility of a high-rise timber tower

Designing the future: TTJ Innovation Award 13:00 - 13:25 Nacho Marti, Principal - Nacho Marti Design TTJ Innovation Award Finalist: Expandable Surface System 13:30 - 13:55 Marcus Golinski, Head of Sales - HessTimber TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Hess Limitless 14:00 - 14:25 Greg Cooper, Engineering Manager - X-LAM Alliance TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: CLT Construction Specifier 14:30 - 14:55 Simon Orrells, Managing Director - Frame Wise TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Frame Wise product Wise Wall T 15:00 - 15:25 Dieter Penninck, Sales Director - Spanogroup TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Spanotech Vapourblock

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Wednesday 25 September 2013 Fabric First Theatre Low energy, high impact: mixing efficiency and effectiveness 10:00 -10:25 Michael Sansom, Associate Director - Steel Construction Institute Thermal mass in lightweight construction: de-bunking myths 10:25 - 10:50 John Milner, Partner - Baily Garner The performance gap: SAP and Green Deal and implications for retrofitting details 11:00 - 11:25 Craig Strachan, Development Director - Sylva Group Part L 2013 England: an update on the requirements 11:25 - 11:50 Richard Partington, Partner - Richards Partington Architects Closing the energy performance gap when using timber 12:00 - 12:25 Jonathan Hines, Partner - Architype Standardised passivhaus school design 12:25 - 12:50 Tom Woolley, Architect and author - Rachel Bevan Architects Low Impact Building. Examples of the practical issues, advantages and problems associated with using natural environmentally friendly materials with timber frame construction and the disadvantages of synthetic petrochemical based products

Architects and timber: striking designs 13:00 - 13:25 Angel Morales-Aguilar, LDN Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Abbotsford Visitor Centre 13:25 - 13:50 Jonas Lencer, DRMM Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Festival House Tower of Love 14:00 - 14:25 Stafford Critchlow , Wilkinson Eyre Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Mary Rose Museum 14:25 - 14:50 Tim Marcot, Price and Myers Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Bishop Edward King Chapel 15:00 - 15:25 Meredith Bowles, Director - Mole Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Dune House 15:25 - 15:50 Simon Knox - Knox Bhavan Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Rigg Beck


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Engineers and timber: ingenious structures 10:00 - 10:25 Janet Cotterall, Partner - Passivhaus Homes Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Private housing): Totnes passivhaus 10:25 - 10:50 John Williamson, Director - JPW Construction Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Non-domestic): Canolfan Hyddgen 11:00 - 11:25 Jonathan Pye, Civil and Structural Engineering Director - BDP Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Academy 11:25 - 11:50 David Blaikie, Partner - David Blaikie Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Future Affordable Housing 12:00 - 12:25 Wendy Perring, Director - PAD Studio Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Exbury Egg 12:25 - 12:50 Alex Haw, Partner - Atmos Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Room in a room

Pushing boundaries: stretching imaginations 13:00 - 13:25 Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director - ARUP Major transport facilities: Canary Wharf Crossrail station case study 13:25 - 13:50 Andrew Waugh, Partner - Waugh Thistleton Building taller still with CLT 14:00 - 14:25 James McMillan, Assistant Director of Development - Great Places Housing Group Creating places where people want to live using efficient buiding techniques 14:25 - 14:50 Steve Ward, Managing Director - 6ix consulting Lean construction: taster of what it can do for your business 15:00 - 15:25 Ralph Parker, Architect - Price & Myers The world's largest jigsaw puzzle: gigantic plywood sculpture for Heathrow Airport 15:25 - 15:50 Simon Smith, Partner - Smith & Wallwork Building bridges in living willow

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES award Judge 2009/12/13. Meredith is also an Architectural adviser for Living Architecture, panel member of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel, member of the RIBA Awards Group and Co-Chair of the Suffolk Design Review Panel. David Blaikie, David Blaikie Architects David Blaikie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1987 and gained experience in a wide variety of architectural fields working for prominent larger and smaller practices in Edinburgh.

Meredith is speaking in: Architects and Timber: Striking Designs, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Dune House, 15:00 – 15:25, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

David, in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, has been developing an off-site manufactured central service core to improve the performance and sustainability of modern, volume house building called e.CORE which was first featured in his competition winning entry, Lios Gorm, for Scotland's Housing Expo in 2010. David is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Future Affordable Housing, 11:25 – 11:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Sophie Churchill (OBE, FICDor), National Forest Company Sophie Churchill has led the National Forest Company since 2006. It is one of the country’s most ambitious landscape-scale afforestation projects. Established to help the recovery of the area from the effects of mining, it now includes a diverse range of woodlands, other habitats and forest-related activities, commercial and social. She will shortly become Vice President the Royal Forestry Society and is Chair of Tree Aid. Sophie was also awarded an OBE for services to the environment. In 2012 became an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Sophie is speaking in: Grown in Britain: Creating a Reliable UK Supply, CSR: How can companies help to grow the forestry cover in the UK? 15:25 – 15:50, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre.

Steve Cook, Willmott Dixon Re-Thinking Steve provides technical and practical support on materials, carbon, waste and sustainable procurement to all divisions within the Group. He has 23 years’ experience in the construction industry; is a fully-apprenticed City & Guilds carpenter and also has a BSc (Hons) in building processes from Brunel University.

Meredith Bowles, Mole Architects Trained as an architect at Sheffield University, The Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, Meredith established Mole Architects in 1997. He has taught Architecture and has lectured widely on sustainable design. He is the past Chairman of the Cambridge Association of Architects and member of the RIBA regional council and RIBA

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Externally, he chairs the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) Materials task group and is also a board director of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and chairs the Grown in Britain contractors task group. Steve is speaking in: From Blueprint to Building: A Client and Contractor Perspective, Growing the use of the market for British timber: a view from a major contractors group, 10:25 – 10:50, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

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using UK home-grown resource.The underlying driver for the project is the desire of the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Forestry Commission Scotland to add value to the Scottish timber resource. Greg Cooper, X-Lam Alliance With a background in both Civil and Structural Engineering, Greg takes a leading role in the X-LAM Alliance team, working closely with his Austrian counterparts at Binderholz.

David is speaking in: Organic Mechanics: Connecting Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Viability of Cross-Laminated Timber Production from UK Resource, 11:25 – 11:50, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

As Engineering Manager, Greg heads the technical team, offering product advice and guidance for the practical uses of CLT, including the integration with other construction products. He plays a central role in early engagement discussions as well as project support and review. Greg is speaking in: Designing the Future: TTJ Innovation Award, Finalist 2013: CLT Construction Specifier, 14:00 – 14:25, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

Janet Cotterall, Passivhaus Homes The Architect Partner of the practice Cotterell Thomas & Thomas, formed in 1998, which combined the skills of architects & surveyors. Projects predominantly spanned the two principal areas of Conservation & Sustainability. In June 2008 the practice was retitled as CTT Sustainable Architecture with a particular emphasis on low energy design. In 2010 Passivhaus Homes Ltd. was set up with co-directors Adam Dadeby (Energy modelling) and Jonathan Williams (Williams & Partners Ltd. - Building Contractors), offering an ultra-low energy design consultancy and ‘design and build’ service. Janet is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Private housing): Totnes Passivhaus, 10:00 – 10:25, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

David Crawford, Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures David is an Associate Consultant within the Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures (COCIS). David’s areas of interest/expertise lie within solid timber construction, and the structural performance of modified timber. He is working extensively on the development of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

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Sarah Dandy, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Sarah Dandy is the NHS Forest coordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and has been running the project since it began in 2009, there are now over 120 NHS sites registered with the project and more than 33,000 trees planted. Sarah graduated from Kings College with a masters in Environment and Development, she then joined the Environmental Protection programme of DEFRA. She spent three years working as a Sustainability Advisor for an environmental consultancy and is a qualified Ecohomes and Code for Sustainable Homes assessor. Sarah is speaking in: Grown in Britain: Creating a Reliable UK Supply, Creating green spaces on NHS Estates to improve patient well-being, 15:00 – 15:25, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Robert Edwards, Acivico Rob is an Architect. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors and joined Birmingham City Council’s Urban Design in 2007 (later to become Acivico). He now holds the position of Design Manager for Architecture at Acivico where he jointly runs the Architectural team. He also has experience of providing specialist Consultant services to English Partnerships, Advantage West Midlands, Black Country Development Corporation, Plymouth Development Corporation, Wyre Forest District Council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Shropshire County Council & Shropshire District Council. Robert is speaking in: From Blueprint to Building: A Client and Contractor Perspective, Building Schools in timber for Birmingham City Council: what grade do we get? 12:25 – 12:50, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES designer and structural engineer. He then worked as head of engineering in their Spanish office, a job he did for 2 years. Markus then joined Hess Timber and after two further years as a sales and project manager he was promoted to head of sales in the beginning of 2012. Patrick Fleming, Cambridge University Patrick Fleming's general interests are in both architecture and engineering, and the relationship between the two disciplines. His current work in Cambridge is focused on the use of wood as an architectural material and new ways of using wood for structural purposes.

Markus is speaking in: Designing the Future: TTJ Innovation Award, Finalist 2013: Hess Limitless, 13:25 – 13:50, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

Patrick is speaking in: Organic Mechanics: Connecting Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Strategies for using low-grade timber in demanding structural applications, 12:00 – 12:25, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre Stuart Goodall, Confor Stuart Goodall is Chief Executive of Confor: Promoting forestry and wood, which represents forestry, wood and related businesses across the UK. Stuart has 24 years' experience in the sector, the first 17 with the Forestry Commission where his roles included briefing ministers and representing UK forestry interests in the EU. He joined Confor at its inception as head of policy, and became CEO in 2007. Stuart has participated in a range of ministerial appointed groups advising governments across the UK on forestry policy and delivery. Stuart is speaking in: Grown in Britain: Creating a Reliable UK Supply, Introduction to Grown in Britain: the vision and projects, 13:00 – 13:25, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Julia Griffin, B&Q UK Julia is a member of B&Q’s Social Responsibility team, her area of expertise is timber. Julia works to monitor timber and forest products sourced by the business to ensure they meet the requirements of B&Q’s Timber and Paper Policy. She is also responsible for reporting performance to the B&Q Board and the Kingfisher Board Network and BM Trada for Chain of Custody. Julia also has first-hand experience of the practicalities and challenges associated with implementing and adhering to a responsible timber sourcing policy. Markus Golinski, Hess Timber GMBH Markus is a qualified carpenter and timber engineer. He completed his engineering studies in Germany. The first few years of his career began with a leading Austrian Glulam manufacturer as a

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to installations, master plans to furniture, seeks a synthesis of mind & body – creating meaningful, pleasurable, immersive and enduring experiences. Much of his work involves sculptural ergonomics, innovative fabrication technologies and digital mapping, exploring the connectivity of people to their place in the world. Robert Hairstans, Institute for Sustainable Construction, Edinburgh Napier University Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS) at Edinburgh Napier University, Dr Hairstans is author of the TRADA publication “Offsite and modern methods of timber construction – a sustainable approach”, and an expert within the Institute for Sustainable Construction (ISC), Low Carbon Building Technologies (LCBT) Gateway project. He collaborates extensively with industry conducting applied research in order to deliver construction technologies for tomorrow’s communities. Robert is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Future Affordable, 10:00 – 10:25, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Richard Harris, University of Bath As Professor of Timber Engineering at the University of Bath, Richard is responsible for teaching and research. His research includes tall timber Structures, pre-fabrication of timber structures, metal-free connections in timber structures, timber gridshells, folded-plate timber structures, timber-concrete composites, dynamic response of timber structures and the use of local timber, including Douglas fir. As Chair of COST Action FP1004, he is working in helping to integrate international research in the field of reinforcement of timber structures. Richard is speaking in: Organic Mechanics: Connecting Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Low impact construction material research at the HIVE project, 10:00 – 10:25, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

Alex Haw, Atmos Alex Haw is director of the award-winning UK art/architecture practice Atmos. His work, which spans the scales from buildings

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Alex is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Room in a room, 12:25 – 12:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Jonathan Hines, Architype Jonathan’s focus has always been on achieving sustainability through design. He has led many of Architype’s pioneering buildings including the Springhill Co-housing Scheme in Stroud, Architype’s own award winning sustainable office in Hereford, and the UK’s first BREEAM Excellent and Passivhaus schools. Architype have won a multitude of awards, including The Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009; BCSE Sustainable School of the Year and the RIBA Sorrell Foundation School Award in 2010; National Building Cutting the Carbon Award in 2011; and the first UK Passivhaus Award in 2012. Jonathan is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, Standardised Passivhaus school design, 12:00 – 12:25, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

Simon Hodgson, Forest Enterprise Simon is Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise. He joined the Forestry Commission in 2005 as Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise the FC Agency that manages the Public Forest Estate for the Commission. Previous roles include acting Chief Executive of Forestry Commission England, Director West Midlands Assembly, Head of Corporate Affairs and Internal Audit for the South West Regional Development Agency, Regional Director Rural Development Commission, Head of Corporate Planning and Internal Audit for the Rural Development Commission, Regional Manager for the Woodland Trust in Wales. Simon is speaking in: Grown in Britain: Creating a Reliable UK Supply, Forestry Commission perspective - what can the forestry estate do as a producer? 13:25 – 13:50, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

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Simon is speaking in: Architects and Timber: Striking Designs, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Rigg Beck, 15:25 – 15:50, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre Neil Horton, BSW Timber Group Neil is Sales Director at BSW Timber. He is responsible for sales development through and with the National Merchant supply chain. Neil has spent his whole career in timber or timber related industries. In his role at BSW he is passionate about providing a tangible supply solution to enable Clients, Specifiers, Contractors and Distributors achieve their desire to support the Grown in Britain initiative. Neil is speaking in: Grown in Britain: Creating a Reliable UK Supply, Supplier Perspective: BSW, 14:25 – 14:50, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Andrew Kinsey, MACE Andrew Kinsey has responsibility for the sustainability in Mace’s UK construction operations. Prior to joining Mace, Andrew helped deliver some exemplar sustainability outcomes at the Athletes Village, for the Olympic Delivery Authority. This included achieving three consecutive Gold Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards, and was the largest, most complex scheme to date to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and project timber certification. Andrew has previously worked for public and private sector clients such as Stanhope, Land Securities, British Land, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS. Andrew is speaking in: From Blueprint to Building: A Client and Contractor Perspective, Where does timber score well and where is there room for improvement: a view from Mace, 10:00 – 10:25, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Simon Knox, Knox Bhavan Architects Simon has a profound interest in the making and the craft of building. His recognised experience and expertise in this area stems from his early years in practice spent working from site. Through vigorous well informed detailing, and continuous honing of the composition the work has a strong sensory impact, always adding delight. Knox Bhavan’s work has been widely published, and has won numerous National Awards, Stone, Brick, & Aluminium Awards, and 5 Wood Awards.

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Andrew Lawrence, ARUP Andrew Lawrence is the leading Timber specialist at Arup, a member of the UK’s Timber Design Code Committee and a judge for the UK Timber Awards. He is currently working with timber industry bodies in the USA, UK, China, SE Asia and Australia.He also lectures worldwide, is responsible for providing timber training and guidance notes within Arup and has recently co-authored a major RIBA publication on the use of timber for structure and cladding. His projects include the highly acclaimed 2005 Serpentine Pavilion, the Metz Pompidou and the Timber Wave. Andrew is speaking in: Organic Mechanics: Connecting Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Life Cycle Tower: investigation into the commercial feasibility of high-rise timber constructions, 12:25 – 13:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

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won national acclaim including a BURA award, a Deputy Prime Minister Regeneration award and a Housing Corporation Gold Award. Phil Lewis, Willmott Dixon Phil has been with Willmott Dixon since 2003, joining as Head of Design for Shefford Housing. After overseeing the design process he advanced to Head of Architecture then Head of Design Development, both with Willmott Dixon Procurement. He advised on the Thinkspace software initiative during this period. Phil had previously, spent the majority of his career in private housing. This involved the early stages of 3D software design which has proved invaluable in today's BIM development.

James is currently responsible for Design quality, Innovation, standards at Great Places and is closely involved in issues such as Building for Life, sustainability and modern methods/lean construction techniques. James is speaking in: Pushing Boundaries: Stretching Imaginations, Creating places that people want to live using efficient building techniques, 14:00 -14:25, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Phil accepted the role of BIM project Manager at the start of 2012. Phil is speaking in: From Blueprint to Building: A Client and Contractor Perspective, BIM is revolutionising construction: what does it mean for wood? 11:00 – 11:25, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Nacho Marti, Nacho Marti Studio Nacho graduated with a BA with Honours in Interior Design. He also obtained a Master's in Science in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association in London. In 2004, after working for various prestigious architectural practices, he founded his own design studio. He is currently working from his design studio while teaching at KLC School of Design and the Architectural Association School of Architecture. His current research is focused on zero-waste fabrication methods and the synergy between advanced digital design, traditional crafts and low-tech fabrication processes. Nacho is speaking in: Designing the Future: TTJ Innovation Award, Finalist 2013, Expandable Surface System, 13:00 – 13:25, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

James McMillan, Great Places Housing Group James is Assistant Director of Development at Great Places Housing Group. He is a qualified Architect and Urban Designer. James joined Great Places Housing Group (then Manchester Methodist Housing) to project manage the multi-award winning regeneration of the Northmoor area of Manchester. Northmoor

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John Milner, Baily Garner John is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Head of our Environmental and Building Services Group. John is a qualified Eco-homes and Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor. He undertakes environmental assessments, strategy documents and projects for existing stock. Most recently this included the Future Fit project which is a nationwide retro-fit project, energy saving trust best practice project and housing forum demonstration project which recently won the Construction News Retrofit Project of the Year 2012 Award. Future Fit is a Green Deal pathfinder project which has already published three reports. John is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, The Performance Gap: SAP and Green Deal and implications for retrofitting detail, 10:25 – 10:50, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

Simon Orrells, Frame Wise Simon Orrells is one of the longest serving Board members of the UK Timber Frame Association. During Simon’s tenure as Chairman the Association delivered some of the most critical outputs to guide the construction industry towards the greater adoption of timber frame as the most sustainable form of construction. Frame Wise is now established as a major supplier and partner in this highly specialised sector of the construction industry, becoming the foremost one stop shop for timber frame, glulam and engineered wood. Simon is speaking in: Designing the Future: TTJ Innovation Award, Finalist 2013: Framewise Product Wise Wall T, 14:25 – 14:50, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

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Since 2007 she has also been a part time studio teacher at Portsmouth University and AUCB. Ralph Parker, Price & Myers A practicing architect, Ralph has over 10 years’ experience of architectural design and construction in the UK, New Zealand and China. Between 2000 and 2004 he worked for Marks Barfield Architects, during which time he designed and built The Spiral Café in Birmingham, which won over 10 plaudits including an RIBA award, and was long listed for the Stirling Prize. Ralph has also worked part-time in Price & Myers Structural engineers’ Geometrics group, specialising in the design and construction of complex structures.

Wendy is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Exbury Egg, 12:00 – 12:25, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Ralph is speaking in: Pushing Boundaries: Stretching Imaginations, The world's largest jigsaw puzzle: gigantic plywood sculpture for Heathrow Airport, 15:00 – 15:25, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Richard Partington, Richards Partington Architects Co-founder and director of Richards Partington Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice working in housing, urbanism and regeneration with expertise in low-energy design, urban planning and architecture. Recent work includes the Derwenthorpe project in York for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust; a headquarters and housing centre for newly formed Greenfields Community Housing; and a series of best practice guides for the NHBC Foundation. Richard is also a sustainability expert to the Ministerial Advisory Group and a Design Council CABE enabler. He has also written articles for RIBA, CIBSE and Architect's Journals. Richard is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, Closing the energy performance gap when using timber, 11:25 – 11:50, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

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Jonathan Pye, BDP Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer and has worked for BDP for 10 years. As Civil and Structural Engineer Director, he co-manages the civil and structural engineering group within BDP’s Northern Region, and has directorial responsibility across the practice for maintaining and developing design excellence within the civil and structural engineering professions.

Wendy Perring, PAD Studio Wendy trained at Edinburgh University, and worked with Allies and Morrison Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects before setting up PAD Studio, a small practice of talented designers.

He has also helped deliver a number of projects which have successfully attained BREEAM “excellent” status, including BDP’s own studios at Piccadilly Basin in Manchester, UK.

She has experience leading varied high profile domestic, arts & education projects including visual arts, dance & music / performance venues. She was Scottish Young Architect of the Year winner in 1995.

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Exchange, the New British Embassy in Berlin, The Forum in Norwich and the Gazprom Tower in St Petersberg.

Natalie Roberts, Land Securities Group PLC Natalie Roberts is an Environment Manager at Land Securities Plc, the largest commercial property company in the UK and member of the FTSE 100. Natalie is responsible for ensuring that the company’s environmental management and sustainability policies are implemented on all new development projects nationwide. Previously a sustainability consultant at Mott MacDonald and Arup, Natalie has developed sustainability strategies for international developments of varying scales; from individual buildings to whole cities and regions. Natalie is speaking in: From Blueprint to Building: A Client and Contractor Perspective, Defining 'ultra low carbon development': the consequences for wood, 12:00 – 12:25, 24 September, Fabric First Theatre

Michael Sansom, Steel Construction Institute Dr Michael Sansom is a Chartered Environmentalist with 20 years experience of environmental and sustainability work in consultancy, research and research management roles in the construction sector. Michael joined the SCI in 1999 where he is now an Associate Director responsible for SCI’s Sustainability Division. He is involved in a range of sustainable construction activities including life cycle assessment, carbon foot-printing, BREEAM assessments and operational carbon emissions assessment and reduction. Michael is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, Thermal mass in lightweight construction: de-bunking myths, 10:00 – 10:25, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

Simon Smith, Smith & Wallwork Simon is a structural engineer and co-founder of Smith and Wallwork. His previous projects include the New Berlin Stock

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Simon has specialised in delivering low energy buildings. He is responsible for creating some of the largest timber structures in the UK. He has strong links with academia; he is a design teaching fellow at Cambridge University and a co-professional member of the RIBA education validation board. Simon is speaking in: Pushing Boundaries: Stretching Imaginations, Building bridges in living willow, 15:25 – 15:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Craig Strachan, Sylva Group As Development Director of Sylva Craig Strachan is responsible for sales and marketing efforts, as well as all commercial matters of the business. He has been involved in the construction sector and MMC specifically for more than 10 years, with roles in sales, technical and project management. Furthermore, he also sits on the board of the National Self Build Association. Craig is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, Part L 2013 England: an update on the requirements, 11:00 – 11:25, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

David Trujillo, Coventry University A chartered structural engineer with experience in academia and industry, his main interest being timber and bamboo. His interest in bamboo started as an undergraduate living in Colombia, working on the reconstruction efforts after the 1999 Coffee-growing region earthquake. Recently he has been working for Hilti Foundation in the development of a bamboo low-cost housing project in The Philippines. In 2012, David returned to Colombia, leading a mission to observe some of the fascinating developments that are being made in this field, which will be presented in this talk. David is speaking in: Organic Mechanics: Connecting Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Transformed bamboo: the new plywood? 11:00 -11:25, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES Engineering and a Renewable Resource, Improving connection design by locally injecting polymers into timber, 10:25 – 10:50, 24 September, Solidwood Theatre

Steve Ward, 6ix Consulting Steve has worked full time in the field of Lean Construction for the last 12 years, helping businesses improve the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment leading to shorter project lead-times, improved quality and reduced cost. Currently serving as Managing Director for 6ix Consulting, Steve’s previous roles included Master Process Improvement Engineer for the Construction Lean Improvement Programme and Innovation Manager for Pearce Construction. Steve is speaking in: Pushing Boundaries: Stretching Imaginations, Lean Construction : taster of what it can do for your business, 14:25 – 14:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

John Williamson, JPW Construction Focusing on Passivhaus since 2005 in conjunction with CSH & BREEAM, John delivered the UK’s first certified Passivhaus offices and residential development. He continues to pioneer the concept, applying it to sectors including retrofit, social housing, education, retail and leisure. As a visiting lecturer in Passivhaus at CAT UEL, he has spoken on various study tours, seminars & conferences. Co-ordinating on site construction & commissioning practice, to ensure actual building performance matches predicted, is core to his approach, which resulted in winning the ‘CIBSE 2011 Building Performance Award’. John is speaking in: Engineers and Timber: Ingenious Structures, Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Non-domestic): Canolfan Hyddgen, 10:25 – 10:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Andrew Waugh is a director of Waugh Thistleton Architects based in Shoreditch London. Andrew's practice is founded in research, principally in investigating and promoting timber as a viable alternative to steel and concrete in construction. Waugh Thistleton have completed a number of projects in various forms of engineered timber including Andrew's own CLT home. Andrew is speaking in: Pushing Boundaries: Stretching Imaginations, Building taller with CLT, 13:25 – 13:50, 25 September, Solidwood Theatre

Gavin White, Ramboll Gavin is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He currently works as an Associate Structural Engineer for Ramboll UK. Gavin specialises in the design of timber structures.

Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects An architect and environmental researcher, Tom works as an educator and environmental consultant. He has researched sustainable and renewable bio-based construction materials including strawbale and hemp lime. He currently works on a hemp lime project funded under the Creative Industries Innovation Fund. He was editor of the Green Building Handbook and author of Natural Building and Hemp and Lime Construction. He is involved with organisations including the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, ARC-PEACE, the Chartered Institute of Housing, Natureplus and the National Committee of Scientists for Global Responsibility. Tom is speaking in: Low Energy, High Impact: Mixing Efficiency and Effectiveness, Achieving energy efficient details for both cold and warm climates using hemp and timber construction, 12:25 – 12:50, 25 September, Fabric First Theatre

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Chairmen Timber Talks 2013 Andrew Abbott Chief Executive, TRADA Alasdair McGregor Business Development Executive, BM TRADA Certification Peter Wilson Director The Wood Studio, Edinburgh Napier University Charles Hopping Chairman, Hoppings Softwood Products PLC and Chairman of TRADA David Hopkins Head of Communications and External Affairs, Timber Trade Federation & Wood for Good Iain McIwee Chief Executive, British Woodworking Federation John White Chief Executive, Timber Trade Federation Simon Smith Director, Smith and Wallwork Engineers and Member of TRADA Advisory Board Andrew Carpenter Chief Executive, UK Timber Frame Association Jon Osborn Chief Operating Office, TRADA Technology Ltd Ian Rochester Technical Affairs Manager, Wood Panel Industries Federation Stuart Goodall Chief Executive, CONFOR Alun Watkins National Secretary, PEFC UK Limited

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International Appeal – make sure you spend some time visiting our growing range of overseas exhibitors Timber Expo will host an exhibition of over 150 companies highlighting the latest products and developments from across the global timber industry – not just from the UK but from an increasingly diverse international market.

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The UK is a crucial area of trade globally, with new market appeal and potentially huge investment opportunities available for overseas companies. The pressures are increasingly high in the UK for the construction industry to design and build, sustainable low carbon buildings and the UK can learn a lot from the knowledge and expertise of our international partners. There are many options available for those organisations wanting to get involved with Timber Expo, including the creation of international pavilions and group stands to showcase particular regions and nations. Overseas exhibitors and representatives already include: Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. Of course, a perfect way to establish timber business relationships in the UK is via the Specifier & Buyers Forum (TBF). This co-located event within Timber Expo is a successful and dynamic part of the show, giving attendees the opportunity to meet for a face-to-face discussion with prospective new clients and business partners in a formal but relaxed environment. For more information go to page 82. International Exhibitors & Representatives include: American Softwoods (USA) Expertise: American softwood trade association www.americansoftwoods.com Aptus (Germany) Expertise: E.T.A. approved fastening solutions for offsite and modern timber construction methods www.aptusfasteners.co.uk Actis Insulation (France) Expertise: Insulation www.insulation-actis.com Bolivian Pavilion (Bolivia) Expertise: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands representing a host of Bolivian trade partners www.cbi.eu Cosma – Borstelfabrick (Netherlands) Expertise: Brush sanding technology www.cosma.nl Deckwise International (USA) Expertise: Building Products www.deckwise.com Epicor Software (USA) Expertise: Business software solutions www.epicor.com Ghana Forestry Commission (Ghana) Expertise: Legal African timber www.fcghana.com

HESS Timber (Germany) Expertise: Glulam timber construction, timber architecture, roof structures with unique geometry www.hess-timber.com IWT Moldrup LLC (Germany) Expertise: Pressure treating, thermal wood modification & fire retardants www.moldrup.com Johann Pabst Holzindustrie (Austria) Expertise: Timber supplier www.pabst-holz.com Malaysian Timber Certification Council (Malaysia) Expertise: Forestry certification www.mtcc.com.my Mayr-Melnhof Holz GmbH (Austria) Expertise: Glulam beams and cross-laminated timber www.mm-holz.com OHRA (Austria) Expertise: Specialists in Cantilever Racking Systems www.ohra.co.uk Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada) Expertise: Exporting and representation of Ontario value-added wood products http://ontariowood.com/ home.html

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Pollmeier (Germany) Expertise: Hardwood timber www.pollmeier.com Rotho Blaas Srl (Italy) Expertise: Technological solutions for the wood construction sector www.rothoblaas.com Rubio Monocoat (Belgium) Expertise: timber protection and colouring in one single layer! www.rubiomonocoat.com

Suomen (Finland) Expertise: Thermally modified timber www.suomenlampopuu.com Thermory (Estonia) Expertise: Thermo-treated wood www.thermory.com Tilly (Austria) Expertise: Wood panel manufacturer www.tillypanels.com

Spax (Germany) Expertise: Screws and fasteners www.spax.com

Vandecasteele Houtimport (Belgium) Expertise: Hardwoods & Softwoods www.vandecasteele.be

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (USA) Expertise: Forestry certification www.sfiprogram.org

Wiehag (Austria) Expertise: Timber construction www.wiehag.com

Schaffitzel and Miebach (Germany) Expertise: Specialists in design, planning & construction of timber bridges www.schaffitzel-miebach.com

Wurth (Austria) Expertise: Global trade of fixing and assembly materials www.wurth.co.uk

SIOO (Sweden) Expertise: Wood protection www.sioo.co.uk SCA Timber Supply (Sweden) Expertise: Integrated wood manufacturing, supply & distribution. Europe's largest private forest owner. www.scatimbersupply.com

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Part of our Visitor Lounge this year will be an amazing visual and design treat. Worldscape is a huge piece of Birch Plywood ‘continuous integrated landscape furniture’ – carved from precise contours to provide seating for 80 people. Sit down, relax, network and connect.

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elegant inter-connections.

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“A core principle was that everyone would be sitting on the data of the world unified on a single bench together communally, collectively and united”. Alex Haw

Global Feast, that coincided with each

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maps and data,” says Alex. “How do we

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make it useable? We found an open source digital terrain model and then through a horizontal MRI scan process we broke it up into different slices. Imagine slicing through a section of a mountain?

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PROJECT TEAM Concept & Design: Alex Haw, Pablo Milara, Friedrich Vitzthum Development: Alex Haw, Pablo Milara, Friedrich Vitzthum, Dom RagoVerdi, XL Gu, Melissa Reynaud, Ana Maria Diaz, Ana Sidorova, Nick O'Neill, Dan Mahoney, Chris Green, Jeg Dudley, Rowan Taylor Construction: above + Anibal Puron, Martin, Sinead Mac Manus, Stefan Simanowitz, Marcus Keohane, Jonathan Taylor, Leo, William Hardie, Andrew Atkins, Anke Weber Fabrication: kindly sponsored by The Cutting Room (very special thanks to Mark Durey) Plywood: kindly sponsored by DHH Timber

Atmos was founded in 2006 by Alex Haw with the mission to enrich and improve our spatial experience of the world. Alex has worked on a range of buildings and spaces with Richard Rogers (T5 Airport), Grimshaws (Eden project, Paddington station), Diller + Scofidio (Blur +), Seth Stein and Tonkin Zulaikha. Atmos is a multidisciplinary art, architecture and design practice that works across scales and media, from small-scale product-design to largescale masterplans. Its core architectural work has centred on innovative residential designs, creating cleaver, articulated, organic and sculptural spaces, often incorporating cutting-edge digital technologies, always conjuring magic from constraints and limitations. They work with all budgets, big or small. DHH Timber will be exhibiting with Atmos who created the striking 15 x 6 x 2m dining table. Shaped as a world map, it is made from FSC-certified Latvian white melamine Birch Plywood. DHH Timber was the obvious supplier for this project as the UK’s premier distributor of Birch Plywood. DHH Timber are fascinated by the many ways their sheet materials are used, from construction to furniture production and much more.

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BSW Timber has the latest techniques to enhance the durability and lifespan of your timber. Faster, nationwide delivery from seven sites in the UK and Europe and simple ordering from people who know their wood. Your business is quite literally our business. Our sales and technical teams are there to support you, they know their timber and have the systems at their fingertips to get you the information you need quickly and efficiently. And although we’re national, the help we can offer will be local. Naturally, we source our wood from wellmanaged FSC® certified forests and do everything possible to ensure our operations have the smallest impact upon the environment. Our mills aim to operate at zero wastage and we constantly review every aspect of our carbon performance and that of the suppliers upon whom we depend. Our current capacity of 1,000,000m3 will grow with investment by 300,000m3 by 2015, making BSW Timber the most technically advanced and progressive sawmilling company in the UK.

Easi and Timeless Timber – our two industry leading brands – are distributed throughout the construction, fencing, decking, landscape, pallet and packaging sectors. Our core construction brand, easi-edge, offers low cost, local, low carbon solutions for construction and timber frame. easi-post15™ products have been developed for Use Class 4 fence post applications. The product range utilises an innovative British take on the well established North American practice of incising after seasoning of the timber post. This game changing preimpregnation process deploys precision incisions on each of the four faces of the sawn post to ensure sufficient levels of chemical penetration (6mm in the analytical zone) and retention are achieved to support the 15 Years Desired Service Life as stipulated within the Standard BS8417 Preservation of Wood - Code of Practice. The Timeless Timber brand of added value, outdoor timber products has been expanded in 2013 to include high quality, homegrown larch cladding, visually graded large section Douglas Fir beams that complement the existing decking and outdoor landscaping solutions. Our marketing team are here to help you make the most of our brands easi and Timeless Timber. They can provide accredited training to your staff, which in turn will allow them to provide better service to your customers. The point of sale materials we’ll supply you with are designed to help and give you the competitive edge and drive sales in your markets. www.bsw.co.uk

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Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest.

where weight may be an issue. Suitable for external use as facades, cladding fascias and sofits, window and door elements, as well as wet environments. All Medite products are CARB2 compliant conforming to one of the strictest ever controls of formaldehyde emission levels.

For a timber products company, this parentage is a huge advantage. It differentiates Coillte Panel Products and puts us ahead of our competitors. At all stages, we can properly control the brands we produce – manufacture, market and support them. With Medite and SmartPly to our name and with a connection to thousands of hectares of forest, Coillte Panel Products are perfectly placed with security of supply and a record of innovation. That Medite is the leading brand of MDF can be attributed to two vital factors – consistent high quality and a large range of variants. Firstly, Medite Premier is always fit for purpose and Medite FR is a flame retardant panel. MR is moisture resistant, while Medite Exterior withstands all types of weather. Ecologique offers a zero added formaldehyde panel for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications and Medite Ultralite and Lite are perfect for applications

SmartPly OSB is both versatile and strong. Its end-use applications and its customers are diverse. Distributors, architects, and large construction companies, as well as many local smaller builders choose SmartPly over the competition. SmartPly OSB2 is a general purpose board and a popular choice for applications like garden sheds, packaging and pallet tops. SmartPly OSB3 is a load bearing panel designed for use in structural applications and where moisture may be present. SiteProtect and SiteProtect plus are OSB3-coated site hoarding panels, designed to save both time and money. ToughPly is a fully certified legal and sustainable OSB3 alternative to plywood suitable for a whole range of building applications. The UK’s brand leading solutions, Medite MDF and SmartPly OSB are highly-regarded with both products synonymous with quality, choice and innovation. www.coilltepanelproducts.com

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Established in 1983, Crown Timber plc specialises in supplying timber products to timber engineering companies and to merchants.

Crown Timber is a customer-focused company, continually refining its product range and service standards to provide increasing levels of service to its customers and was the 2011 winner of the TTJ’s Softwood Trader of the Year award and runner up in 2012. The company’s product ranges include planed strength-graded structural softwood truss timber, CLS, framing, joisting and carcassing, engineered wood BCI-Joists and VERSA-LAM LVL, Glulam Beams and Rim Board, BS graded roofing battens, decking and Norbord OSB and Chipboard. Crown Timber supplies these products with a consistent level of service to customers throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles. Products are stocked at Crown Timber’s network of four east coast distribution terminals and are available for delivery in any combinations within 48 hours of order. These distribution terminals, located in Southern England, Northern England, Scotland and Ireland also include nine treatment plants offering three types of treatment process – low-pressure for timber frame and truss fabrication, high-pressure for carcassing and roofing battens and Osmose Frameguard fire retardant for timber frame components. Crown has been assessed and certified under the WPA FR Build Benchmark Treated Wood Quality Scheme and the Osmose Frameguard product is approved under the UKTFA “Design guide to separating distances during construction” product listing.

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Softwood products are sourced primarily from Sweden and Finland, but also from Germany and Canada. Engineered wood products are sourced from Boise Cascade, one of the world’s leading producers. Crown Timber and Boise Cascade work closely together to enable a national network of dealers and manufacturers to win business for Boise Cascade’s engineered wood products in the UK. Crown Timber places great emphasis on logistical efficiency. The company ships its softwood products directly into its distribution terminals in full cargoes, whilst the engineered wood is shipped in containers. These containers are then trans-shipped, mainly by rail, to Crown Timber’s distribution terminals. Crown Timber is a supporter of the Timber Trade Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, and all products are supplied with full PEFC Chain of Custody certification. The company has systems in place to ensure that it fully meets its obligations under the EU Timber Regulations (EUTR) and operates with a quality management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

Crown Timber is an active supporter of many specialist trade organisations within the timber trade in the UK and Ireland. For more information on Crown Timber’s activities and operations visit: www.crowntimber.co.uk

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Coillte, Enterprise Ireland and three of Ireland’s largest and most progressive and flexible sawmills will again work together at Timber Expo. Coillte Panel Products, the Glennon Brothers, Grainger Sawmills and Murray Timber Group in co-operation with Enterprise Ireland – the Irish government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets will again be attending the Timber Expo as part of a joint exhibition stand. As Ireland’s timber sector looks to continue to grow exports and increase the recognition of Irish timber across Europe and beyond Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and forest products company was happy to be able to play a part in September last year in the installation of a unique Irish exhibit at the Venice Biennale Exhibition Architecture 2012. Sitka Spruce sourced from Coillte forests in County Cork was used to construct an exhibit called The Vessel designed by architects O’ Donnell and Tuomey. Coillte worked in partnership with Irish architects, saw millers, construction and transport companies to showcase this prestigious piece of architecture at the exhibition in Venice, Italy. This project was a superb example of the wood supply chain working in harmony. Coillte was delighted to bring its experience to bear for such a terrific exhibit. The Vessel was widely regarded as Photo courtesy of Alice Clancy a great success and a beautiful structure and really captures the versatility and inherent beauty of Irish wood. Sitka Spruce is the main species of the softwood construction industry in Ireland and the UK. Coillte Panel Products comprises SmartPly Europe Ltd. based at Waterford, and Medite Europe Ltd. based in Clonmel, both of which are leading OSB and MDF manufacturers respectively. As part of Coillte, the company owns 442,000 hectares of FSC-certified forest, and uses their own trees to make their products.This guarantees a secure supply of Medite MDF and SmartPly OSB with continual investment and innovation.

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As one of Ireland’s largest and most technologically developed sawmills, Grainger Sawmills Ltd. is located on a 20-acre site in Enniskeane, Co. Cork. Since it was established in 1977, Grainger Sawmills has generated consistent growth and an increasing market share. With processing capacity of 250,000m3 per annum, it prides itself on its extensive product range serving all markets. Murray Timber Group has grown to become one of the largest, most progressive and flexible sawmills in Ireland. The company continues to invest in state-of-the-art sawmilling equipment to satisfy both domestic and export customer requirements and demand. The Group supplies products to the construction, garden and fencing and packaging markets in both Ireland and the UK. The Group has the capacity to processes in excess of 1,000,000m3 of round logs annually. The Group markets their construction timber under their own SNR (Sustainable Natural Resource) brand. Glennon Brothers will this year celebrate 100 years in business as it was established in Longford in 1913. Glennon Brothers specialises in providing a wide range of strong, enduring, and attractive timber products, offering a 'one stop shop' for sawn softwood in the British Isles. Products include kiln dried strength graded carcassing, pallet and packing case material, and CLS, as well as timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses. Glennon Brothers were the first timber processor in the UK or Ireland, to ship home grown timber to France. Glennon Brothers were awarded a coveted Ruban D'honneur in the 2012/2013 European Business Awards, and were previously named Industry Entrepreneurs of the Year at the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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Irish Timber Products provide solutions for construction needs

Coillte own, maintain and harvest sustainable forests in Ireland which provide FSC certified raw material to all the exhibitors on this stand. All this is possible with the support of Enterprise Ireland, a government organisation dedicated to the development and growth of Irish enterprises around the world.

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A visionary company dedicated to beech Pollmeier beech has become a worldwide brand mark for superior quality offered at exceptional value for money

Pollmeier is Europe’s leading wood processing company in the hardwood sector running sawmills in Creuzburg and Aschaffenburg (Germany) with an annual cutting capacity of 600,000 cbm (2012). Thanks to highly automated production technology, similar to the automobile industry, Pollmeier is able to combine mass production with high end product quality. Due to the specific production technology there is still enough room for individual solutions for optimising the yield of each log. Therefore “Pollmeier beech” has become a worldwide brand mark for superior quality offered at exceptional value for money.

by the end of 2013. The innovative production technology using a continuous press line allows for the first time to produce this material in an economically efficient and standardised process at competitive prices. Finally, the superior physical and mechanical properties of beech can be used in timber constructions in a way that can be expected from “Pollmeier beech” – Smart. Strong. Stylish!

Good ideas have to be appreciated Keen to utilise the excellent mechanical properties of beech for timber construction, company owner Ralf Pollmeier took up what essentially was an “old” idea. Beech had been recognized for its strength as far back as almost a century ago. In those days, aircraft propellers were made using laminated beech veneer as the only material satisfying the stringent requirements. What once required costly bespoke manufacture, Pollmeier nowadays turns into cost-effective and efficient serial production using innovative process technology. It’s the dawn of a new era for beech!

Pollmeier LVL Beams Superior load-bearing capacity. Inspiring design opportunity. Pollmeier LVL beam is an absolute novelty taking beech where it should have been long ago because of its mechanical properties – on the construction site. Pollmeier LVL beam is composed of strips of bonded LVL board; up to 18 m in length, it is capable to cope with big tasks. Pollmeier LVL beams meet all requirements of modern timber construction, especially when it seeks to distance itself from its rustic image. Their outstanding mechanical strength properties allow for smaller, yet equally strong, cross sections resulting in slimmer and more filigree structures of delicate and elegant looking beams.

Laminated Veneer Lumber made of Beech – the new material in Pollmeier quality The new Laminated Veneer Lumber from Pollmeier is scheduled for market launch

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GET BETTER CONNECTED TRADA TO UNVEIL NEW WEBSITE We all know how important it is to have a website to be able to communicate with the world. A good website just ‘does the job’ – but a great website exceeds all expectations and as a result, provides a better customer experience. Timber Expo 2013 will see TRADA unveil its bold new website. Having taken nearly 12 months to develop, the new site is in response to feedback from members who had suggested ways of enhancing the visitor experience. Proving that we always take our members’ advice seriously, we’ve created a fresh, contemporary look for the new site that is enjoyable to read and research. Information is now much easier to find and organised by publication title such as Case Studies or Wood Information Sheets. Not only that, but search results are now broken down into publication types – making it much easier to find what you are looking for. It’s been a significant investment in both time and money – but we think the results are well worth it.

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But you don’t need to take our word for it: we will be using Timber Expo to provide an exclusive preview of the new site and a demonstration of the all the new features. We hope that you’ll be as excited as we are about this substantial improvement to our services for members. Meanwhile a host of new topics from some of the industry’s leading experts will be covered in the 2013 Timber Talks seminar programme, taking place during this year’s show. The FREE Timber Talks organised by TRADA will be held in two structural timber theatres this year. Bigger and better than ever before, the high profile programme is at the heart of this year’s show and will provide a

valuable opportunity to meet like-minded business professionals. Over two days, 50 presentations will be arranged into core streams that will be case study-based to offer real life examples on how and why timber is performing across a wide range of sectors and applications. The hour-long themed sessions will cover topics such as engineered wood, innovation in timber and its use, while speakers will be drawn from the best industry insiders and those working with timber including architects, engineers, contractors and their clients. TRADA membership attracts the biggest names in the timber industry. Why? Because membership to TRADA is not like any other organisation: it is unique in that all members’ fees are put back into information and research programmes that will, in turn, benefit the members. It’s a virtuous circle with a whole host of technical and marketing benefits. And there’s never been a better time to join. Throughout its 79-year history, TRADA has been seen as a knowledge leader in timber. In that time, the organisation has developed a reputation as the leading authority on timber and wood products. We believe our new website will further enhance that reputation and we are excited to be sharing this with you at the UK’s only dedicated timber show. Come and see us on Stand B9 to find out for yourself.

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BM TRADA – the new name for BM TRADA Certification Ltd, Chiltern International Fire Ltd and TRADA Technology Ltd With origins dating back to 1934, we have a deep history and services which are highly valued by our customers.

On 1 July 2013, we brought our existing businesses together and introduced a new trading name ‘BM TRADA’ together with a brand new visual identity. Historically, we delivered our services through a number of well-known individual companies including, BM TRADA Certification Ltd, TRADA Technology Ltd and Chiltern International Fire Ltd (including Chiltern Dynamics). With origins dating back to 1934, we have a deep history and services which are highly valued by our customers. We help customers large and small to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance.

With an international presence across many industry sectors, we offer a special focus and long history of technical excellence in supply chain certification, product certification and testing, and technical services to the timber, building, fire and furniture industries. We employ industry-leading experts in their chosen fields to develop and deliver our services – an ethos that has been at the heart of our approach since we began. For almost 80 years our experience has helped businesses succeed, so when experience matters, talk to us.


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BM TRADA STAND WORKSHOPS Tuesday 24th September 2013 10:00 – 10:30

How to control the discolouration of cladding Peter Kaczmar, Senior Technical Consultant, BM TRADA

11:00 – 11:30

Fire in timber buildings – concepts and considerations Simon Bailey, Product Assessor, BM TRADA

12:00 – 12:30

Timber and the next generation of specifiers – TRADA in universities Elizabeth Turner, University Engagement Liaison Manager for TRADA

13:00 – 13:30

Innovations in cross laminated timber Lewis Taylor, Timber Frame Consultant BM TRADA

14:00 – 14:30

EU Timber Regulations: 6 month update Elizabeth Turner, University Engagement Liaison Manager for TRADA

15:00 – 15:30

How underfloor heating affects wood floor coverings Peter Kaczmar, Senior Technical Consultant, BM TRADA

Wednesday 25th September 2013 10:00 – 10:30

Fire in timber buildings – concepts and considerations Simon Bailey, Product Assessor, BM TRADA

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Innovations in cross laminated timber Lewis Taylor, Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

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How to control the discolouration of cladding Peter Kaczmar, Senior Technical Consultant, BM TRADA

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Timber and the next generation of specifiers – TRADA in universities Elizabeth Turner, University Engagement Liaison Manager for TRADA

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How underfloor heating affects wood floor coverings Peter Kaczmar, Senior Technical Consultant, BM TRADA

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EU Timber Regulations: 6 month update Elizabeth Turner, University Engagement Liaison Manager for TRADA

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The Next Generation of Timber Panel Systems To be Unveiled at Timber Expo Since the early 1990s Frame Wise has built a reputation for pioneering timber frame as a construction method for many types of buildings and have continually developed innovative solutions to reflect the changing needs of the market.

This year’s Timber Expo will see the launch of the next generation of timber panel systems from one of the UK's leading timber frame manufacturers - Frame Wise. Specifically designed for low & medium-rise developments, this new innovative system to be unveiled at the event, will transform the offsite construction industry across all sectors.

Frame Wise’s most advanced and successful innovation to date, the Wise Wall T breathable Closed Panel System, has been shortlisted for the TTJ Innovation Awards. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held at the Savoy Hotel, London on the 12th September. “As we emerge from one of the worst recessions in living memory, it is important for our industry to invest and bring new products to market,” said Simon Orrells, MD of Frame Wise. “These are exciting times for Frame Wise - being shortlisted for the TTJ Innovation Awards and launching another new Timber Panel solution. We are looking

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forward to welcoming visitors to our specially constructed stand, B28 and giving them the opportunity to see and learn more about this pioneering system delivering another innovative timber solution.” At the forefront of structurally insulated panel technology, Wise Wall is created in a precision factory-controlled environment and provides high performance thermal insulation with exceptional U-Values & Air Tightness. The structure of the Wise Wall 'T' panel also incorporates a 'breathable wall' technology which negates condensation build up within the structure giving the panel heightened performance.

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Following the successful introduction of next generation TANALITH E 8000 into the UK and Ireland markets, Lonza Wood Protection will be highlighting the latest developments around its family of preservative products and services. These will include innovative new technologies for incising of ground contact timbers, as well as performance warranties for next generation TANALISED timber used in construction, fencing and landscaping applications. Lonza’s family of tried, tested and trusted fire retardant treatments, DRICON and NON-COM Exterior will also be featured. DRICON now has over 25 years as the only BBA certified fire retardant treatment for timber and NON-COM Exterior is also now accepted by the NHBC for the protection of exterior cladding timbers on new build projects. Both products have the highest accolade from the UK Wood Protection Association (WPA) in being a fully ‘approved’ fire retardant treatments -

a unique offering supported by both ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental accreditations of its dedicated fire retardant treatment facilities. Both treatments continue to be utilised for major new construction projects where an assured and proven fire protection for timber and panel products is required.

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Ontario is Canada’s most populated province covering more than 1,105,000 km2. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources oversees the management of the province of Ontario's Crown forests to ensure their long-term health. From the tolerant hardwoods and deciduous forests in the south, to the boreal forest in the north, Ontario’s forests provide a range of economic, social and ecological benefits to the province. Ontario’s forests have become the source for cutting-edge products and services like engineered wood for buildings, smart paper, bioplastics and new green energy solutions, all of which are experiencing increased global demand. The Ontario government helps forestry and value-added wood product companies identify and maximise their export opportunities. The Ontario Ministry

of Natural Resources works with Ontario businesses to identify and maximise their export opportunities by offering a range of export-related services including export readiness training, market research and buyer introductions. Ontario’s wood products industry is comprised of close to 2,400 companies with the secondary wood processing sector representing close to 85% of the total group of companies. Export activity can be found in every wood products sub sector.

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The Company are also launching their new Timber Brochure which will be available before and during Timber Expo. The Brochure sets out their entire timber range of Hardwoods, clear Softwoods, machined products including Cladding, Decking, Flooring , Mouldings and Timbmet Engineered Components (TEC®) with help and advice on the grading and uses of timber. Timbmet have lead the way in ensuring they are EUTR compliant through supporting certification schemes such as FSC and

PEFC and investigating the origin of all their timber products via a robust due diligence process that has been in place for the last five years. This year Timbmet are again proud to sponsor the TRADA and Oxford Brooke’s Dan Kemp Memorial Pavilion on show at Timber Expo. The Pavilion is not only a stunning and unusual design but demonstrates the versatility and beauty of Red Grandis – don’t miss it! visit: www.timbmet.com

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In 2012 family owned Timbmet celebrated 70 years of trading as well as being awarded the Timber Trades Journal’s ‘Hardwood Trader of the Year’. This year is proving just as eventful with the launch of two new mouldings ranges: one in Engineered Oak and the other in Timbmet’s exclusive FSC®-certified 100% Red Grandis.

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X-LAM Launch Revolutionary Online Specifier Solution at Timber Expo At the ProTimber Summit in September 2012, keynote speaker, Peter Caplehorn, technical director of Scott Brownrigg Architects, outlined the issues faced by professionals when specifying engineered timber. In his address Peter Caplehorn suggested that although engineered timber solutions are often the preferred option, but due to the lack of technical performance data - steel or concrete is specified in its place, with information being readily available in such documents as the National Structural Steelwork Specification Guide. In response to market demand and spurred on by the ProTimber Summit feedback, the X-LAM Alliance has developed a revolutionary interactive online system to advise professionals on how to meet building physics performance for thermal, acoustic and fire requirements when specifying cross laminated timber (CLT). The CLT Construction Specifier is performance parameter based – requiring the user to define a measured level of performance and the system will automatically present a range of compliant and accredited details to meet the specification. Developed by a large team of architects and engineers, this innovative online technical guide has detailed drawings and comprehensive information on more than 130 cross laminated timber systems and build-up solutions for ceilings, roofs and walls, including exterior, internal and partitioning walls. This ground-breaking online solution is effectively a digital search specification tool for cross laminated timber, which ensures professionals, can have the required technical performance characteristics and solutions at the push of a button.

performance and specification brief with confidence. The ingenious search system is simple to use. By setting a sliding scale to the correct specification - for example 60 minutes for fire resistance, 50 dB for acoustics and 0.2 U-Value for thermal requirements - only the cross laminated timber systems which meet the correct performance will be identified and selected. The CLT Construction Specifier will not only select the correct systems to meet the brief but also define the complete material characteristics required and recommends specific material types/suppliers where appropriate. This is one of the first online information portals containing the design data necessary for high level decision makers, project managers, designers and architects to specify CLT as a first choice timber building system. The lack of CLT information has been a barrier to specification and this vital online tool will enable construction professionals to adhere to industry regulations, value engineer and meet exacting specifications to maintain overall performance, whilst eliminating the concern of over-engineering. To find out more about our services visit us at Timber Expo on Stand A28, alternatively call 01773 857512 or visit www.xlam-alliance.com

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Wednesday 25 September

10:00 - Frame Wise Tim Bye Case study of the award winning Four Dwellings School, Quinton

09:30 - X-Lam Alliance Greg Cooper Combined to Forum Superior Strength 10:00 - Frame Wise Simon Orrells Wise Wall L - introducing the next generation of structural timber systems

10:30 - Aptus Michael Schroeter HCS (HECO Calculation Software) 11:00 - American Softwoods Mark Junkins & Alan Messett US Southeast: wood basket for the world 11:30 - PEFC Alun Watkins Meeting EUTR requirements with PEFC 12:00 - Schaffitzel & Miebach Frank Miebach Development of new timber bridges

13:00 - Val U Therm Bryan Woodley Delivering Innovative Volume Low Energy & PassivHaus Solutions 13:30 - A Proctor Iain Fairnington Timber Cladding - Flexibility to create unique designs 14:00 - Knauf Richard Lord Get more space in your ‘fabric first building’ 14:30 - Coillte Panel Products Peter Clifton New product of interest to designers, architects, construction industry

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12:00 - JJ Smith Martin Smith Modular Building Automation 12:30 - Edinburgh Napier Jesus Menendez Software applications for structural timber design optimisation 13:00 - Easi-Edge David Ford Easi-Edge Safety Solutions - dispelling the myths about edge protection 13:30 - RothoBlaas Mr Michele Dai Ri Rothoblaas fixing solutions; target audience: carpenters, designer and engineer

15:00 - Lonza Ed Webster Innovative Incising TechnologiesDevelopment of new incising technologies for sawn and machined round ground contact timbers for sawmills and timber fencing suppliers

16:30 - Jagram Pawel Cygulski Curve your imagination

11:00 - UK SIPS Charles Stewart Low Energy SIPS design 11:30 - Cellecta Richard Hillman Robust detail sound proofing solutions for Timber Frame construction

12:30 - UK SIPS Charles Stewart Low Energy SIPS design

16:00 - Timoleon Rex Ingram Underfloor heating and timber floors

10:30 - Wiehag John Spittle CLT and Glulam timber structures -moving from niche to mainstream

14:00 - Egoin Eneko Zaldibar Cross laminated timber: A product overview and key points to consider in a project 14:30 - Frame Wise Mark Prince Delivering a full Fabric First approach that exceeds the new Part L by using Wise Wall 15:00 - Bureau Veritas Flavio Gomes The challenges of the new European Timber Regulation and how to ensure compliance 15:30 - Button Fix Tony Wills Developing a better way to secretly fix panels

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Make time to visit the Toolbox Talks – an exclusive in-depth programme of FREE CPD seminars and workshops dedicated to timber technology that will run across both days of the show. This new section of the show will focus on the details behind many of the processes, technologies and solutions on display from our wide range of exhibitors. From manufacturing process to onsite engineering solutions, Toolbox Talks has been created to complement the Timber Talks and will be held in a purpose built 30-seat presentation theatre.

The session slots are now all agreed and are expected to be extremely popular for visitors, so make sure you get your seat filled early! Here is what to expect…

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A Proctor Group Timber Cladding- Flexibility to create unique designs Timber cladding is increasing in popularity as specifiers realise the flexibility to create unique designs is possible with this exterior finish through the careful selection of wood, texture, colour, profiles and warranties. This tool box talk will discuss some of the issues facing the specifier when choosing the right timber cladding and some basic installation rules. The talk will also show case studies of both natural finish cladding and coloured finishes, as well as discussing warranties available.

American Softwoods Sustainable Sourcing of Southern Pine Due to a confluence of circumstances, many believe the US Southeast will be the “Wood Basket for the World” in the near future. Southern Pine from this area is one of the few species of softwood lumber that is available in wide, clear boards making it the product of choice for a number of uses around the globe. This presentation will provide information on the region’s sustainability and ability to meet the EUTR. Speakers will be representing the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA).

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This software provides a comprehensive design software that’s user-friendly, with its interactive operation making it simple to use. This professional design tool calculates the resistance to lateral and axial loads of timber to timber, steel to timber and timber to concrete connections, for use with screws in compliance to DIN 1052 2008 and EC5 design codes.

Bureau Veritas The challenges of the new EUTR and how to ensure compliance Illegal logging and related large-scale deforestation has been a global problem for many decades and has resulted in extensive and negative environmental, social and economic impacts. To tackle this problem, the European Union has adopted a new legal framework (European Union Timber Regulation - EUTR) to influence timber legality and regulate its own market. At the core of the EUTR is the obligation for the companies that place timber/timber products on the EU market (operators) to exercise due diligence, enabling them to evaluate the risk of illegally harvested timber/timber products being placed on the market. Bureau Veritas Certification has developed a comprehensive Timber Due Diligence Solution in compliance with the EUTR to ensure that an organization will be able to track and trade forest, timber and wood products globally, efficiently and in total confidence.

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Robust Detail Sound Proofing Solutions for Timber Frame

Cross Laminated Timber: a product overview and key points to consider in a project

The presentation will provide an overview of the Robust Detail solutions and innovations that have occurred to make Part E sound proofing compliance simpler and more cost effective. The presentation will also cover solutions that combine robust detail acoustic performance with thermally efficient underfloor heating systems.

Just as with any other offsite construction system, it is crucial to consider all the properties and particularities of CLT during the design stage in order to optimise its performance and maximise the use of material for best cost-effectiveness. Transportation and onsite erection logistics are also key aspects to take into account when choosing CLT for a project. This talk will present the main characteristics of CLT as a material and the key points to consider during the construction process, from design to completion. Egoin designs, manufactures and installs cross laminated timber (CLT) structures.

Coillte Panel Products Medite Tricoya Extreme Durable MDF Medite Tricoya MDF is characterised by its durability, dimensional stability and reliability properties. The application possibilities offered by the marriage of acetylated wood fibre and Medite’s manufacturing technology will excite and stimulate composite product manufacturers, designers, architects and the construction industry everywhere.

easi-edge Ltd Dispelling the Myths About Edge Protection Falls from height remain one of the main causes of fatalities and major incidents within the Construction Industry – fact. Edge protection is expensive, difficult to install and delays the construction programme. Scaffolding is better – fiction. Proven to reduce up to 30% off the erection time, easi-edge provides the ultimate, project-managed solution to prevent falls from height. Installed at ground level, the barriers are suitable for CLT, Glulam and Cassette frame types. Designed not to affect the structural integrity of timber frames, the robust barriers provide constant protection for operatives working at height – fact.

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Edinburgh Napier University Software Applications for Structural Timber Design Optimisation The Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier University is currently involved in the development of software applications for structural timber design. This presentation will demonstrate the capabilities of an innovative application to design and optimise (single) timber frame racking walls according to the new PD 6693-1 standard. Jesus M Menendez, Research assistant & PhD student, Edinburgh Napier University has been working on this tool which embeds the latest academic research on the matter and (laboratory) accredited test results of the relevant panel components. The audience will be able to observe the benefits of this project (tool) in a hands-on session.

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Lonza Wood Protection Frame Wise

Innovative Incising Technologies

Wise Wall ‘L’ – Introducing next generation of structural timber systems

Lonza Wood Protection, working with partners Tweddle Engineering, has developed and launched the new Excalibur and Sidewinder incising technologies. The UK and Ireland timber fencing and landscaping markets have been looking for more focused and effective incising technologies for ground contact timbers prior to high pressure preservative treatment that would deliver a range of improvements.

At Timber Expo 2013, Frame Wise will launch the next generation of structural timber panel systems -Wise Wall L. Specifically designed for low and medium rise developments, this new innovative system will transform the offsite construction industry. Wise Wall L is a fully certified building system, designed for education, leisure and commercial buildings, as well as housing and extensions. The system can be tailored to meet the requirements of projects large and small from Frame Wise’s own manufacturing facilities. Wise Wall L has been developed to reflect the changing needs of the market and is Frame Wise’s most innovative system to date.

Case study of the award winning, Four Dwellings School, Quinton, Birmingham Frame Wise was delighted to be part of the team responsible for the construction of the award winning Four Dwellings Primary School in Birmingham. Working with Architects dRMM and main contractor, Lend Lease - Frame Wise designed, manufactured and built the innovative timber frame structure for the school. Developed under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Primary School Capitol Programme, Four Dwellings School was one of the largest projects delivered under the BSF programme in the country.

PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) Meeting EUTR Requirements with PEFC PEFC Chain of Custody certification enables companies to demonstrate compliance with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) requirements. For PEFC-certified companies, compliance with EUTR is straightforward: the 2013 PEFC Chain of Custody standard with its integral PEFC Due Diligence System (PEFC DDS) is fully aligned with the Regulation. PEFC Chain of Custody certification therefore provides an efficient tool to demonstrate compliance with EUTR requirements along the supply chain and is a viable option for currently uncertified companies, whether or not they are already subject to the Regulation, but wish to prepare for future business opportunities with EU-based customers.

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Fixing Solutions for Carpenters, Designer and Engineers

Automating the Wall & Floor Assembly process for Open and Closed Panels

Rotho Blaas is an Italian multinational leader in research and development of solutions of high technological content in the wood construction sector. This presentation will cover the Rotho Blaas range. Screws have CE marking according to ETA, selftapping screws cover a wide range of application: HBS screws (countersunk head) and TBS screws (large head) are used in several joints for CLT panels and frame houses. Concealed hangers (ALU), hold downs (WHT), angle brackets (TITAN) and concealed post-bases (TYP-R) for the best aesthetic and functional use.

An introduction to the advantages of using modern automated framing and cladding machinery in wood-based offsite construction, with a particular focus on the move towards larger closed panels with factory-fitted insulation. Emphasis on the whole process, from integration of design software, efficient logistics and use of appropriate machinery such at the MBA Mobi One combined framing and board fixing machine.

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Schaffitzel + Miebach Development of New Timber Bridges Inventive design by Bloc-Glueing in cooperation with glulam producer Schaffitzel Holzindustrie. It is 24 years since the first bloc laminated timber bridge was built in Germany. Since then many various bridges have been designed with these system and a new architectural approach will increase the growth of solid timber building. Themes covered will include: characteristics for planning - conception of constructional protection methods, constructive Wood preservation without using chemical protection, design variety with case study examples, potential for the future and monitoring: a description of a simple example with installation of measuring sensors.

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Val-U-Therm® is the hybrid closed-panel building solution delivering exceptional thermal insulation and class-leading environmental sustainability. Jointly developed by two of the UK's largest timber frame manufacturers, Val-U-Therm® utilises the best of SIPS and timber frame technology combined with leading edge insulation derived from recycled, renewable vegetable oil. Over 1,500 homes have been built using Val-U-Therm® since its launch on 1st June 2011 - the future order book includes one for 550 units. It has been used in a broad spectrum of size and performance - from one-offs to large volume private and affordable developments and a range of low carbon requirements including the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard and PassivHaus.

Wiehag Moving CLT & Glulam Structures from Niche to Mainstream

Timoleon Underfloor Heating and Timber Floors

Explore how cross laminated timber and glulam structures are becoming a mainstream construction system of choice. This session will illustrate Wiehag’s extensive portfolio of UK projects including work with Tesco, an East Anglian CLT health centre and the new Crossrail station at Canary Wharf, and demonstrate how these products can bring value to a wide range of projects and keep within budget. Accompanied by stunning visuals.

The right form of underfloor heating is particularly well-suited for use in timber buildings. It is the most comfortable form of heating, it is completely unobtrusive – enabling full use of internal room space – and it is safer and more hygienic than other forms of heating. Timber is not a good thermal conductor and consequently some types of timber-floor underfloor heating are dreadfully inefficient and can even damage a structure. However, there are other very good, energy-efficient forms which also work well in association with sources of renewable energy. This presentation teaches which is which.

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STRUCTURAL TIMBER ASSOCIATION STA will Officially Launch at Timber Expo The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) recently announced its rebranding as the Structural Timber Association (STA) to enormous industry impact. In recognition of its growing membership that encompasses producers, users and specifiers of the product, the remit of the new Structural Timber Association (STA) will be broader and will now represent not just timber frame, but all users of structural timber products.

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Timber Expo is marking a milestone for the UKTFA this year, as it signals the launch of the Structural Timber Association. Chief Executive Andrew Carpenter explains...

As of 24 September, the UKTFA will be officially changing to the Structural Timber Association (STA), encompassing users of all structural timber systems and its elements and components. The timber industry is going through an evolution; it is no longer defined simply by the supply of timber kits, it is driven by intelligent and integrated hybrid solutions. Because of this, the UKTFA now stands for much more than ‘timber frame’, and we felt that we needed to broaden the Association to reflect the evolving industry. The overall purpose of the organisation will continue to be the promotion of structural timber products and systems within the UK construction industry – something the UKTFA has done for eleven years to good effect. With the growing understanding that timber construction is the way forward in terms of energy efficiency, time saving and flexibility, the new STA will reiterate these messages and continue all the good work of the UKTFA through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research. This change has the support of the UK construction market, and we will continue to collaborate with the other timber related organisations like TRADA, TTF,

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Wood for Good and the newly created Grown in Britain, all of whom promote the use of timber and wood in a more generic manner. Our official launch will take place on the morning of 24 September, where we’ll have many of the ‘great and the good’ from the UK construction industry speaking on the platform, confirming the future for the timber industry at the forefront of construction. We’ll be following this with a jam-packed Timber Expo programme. Along with our exhibition stand in the Accord Pavilion, visitors can find us along with the Timber Accord Group at the ProTimber Summit from 11am-1pm on the 24 September, followed by one of our highly successful Fabric First Conferences in the afternoon - where renowned speakers Peter Wilson and Stuart Goodall will be giving must-see presentations. This is an incredibly exciting time for the timber industry. The market is picking up, our association is ready to take off and right now structural timber is the place to be.

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A.Proctor Group Ltd is a family owned company in its third generation has been providing solutions to the construction industry for over 50 years. One of its core divisions is timber cladding and their partnerships with Silverwood and Canjaere have strengthened their product portfolio. Timber cladding provides flexibility to create unique designs through the selection of wood, colours and profiles. A number of A.Proctor Group’s products will be showcased at Timber Expo including Silverwood, a factory-finished painted timber cladding for a modern aesthetic look. Silverwood has been established for over 20 years and offers a diversity of colours, appearances and profiles. Extensive warranties are included and the product has a unique secret fixing solution for an easier more cost effective solution. Its ease of installation and low maintenance make it an ideal product for use on newbuilds and renovations. There will also be the opportunity to find out about Canjaere

Classic, a rough sawn cladding for a more natural finish. It has superior weathering properties and is also an environmentally sound exterior cladding which comes in natural colours and various different profiles. The Osmose treatment gives softwood the typical properties of hardwood, by increasing the water resistance and stability, thereby enabling them to be used in applications generally more suited to hardwoods.

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ARV Solutions are the leading recruitment specialists to the timber sector and return to Timber Expo once again to promote a central element of the show – the ‘must visit’ Careers in Timber stand. The timber sector’s future success depends on developing better competitive solutions for a modern changing construction world. The drivers for that success are the people the industry attracts and develops. Organisations which do this most successfully have a great chance to succeed in challenging yet exciting times. Now more than ever attracting the right talent is critical to success. While there continues to be a drive for higher skill levels, these skills are changing too. We see increasing requirements for results driven, professionally trained sales people, sales-oriented technical staff, advanced modern manufacturing skills and commercially and contractually astute site management. A great product is an

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essential starting point but it isn’t much use without it being sold and delivered profitably. ARV Solutions source the best talent for clients and open up the best opportunities available for the talented people seeking a role in the industry. ARV Solutions is now in its’ tenth year and is the sole recruitment agency to be a member of TRADA and the UKTFA. Promoting careers in the industry is very much in all our long term mutual interest. www.arvsolutions.co.uk

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Over the past few years Aptus have developed one of the most comprehensive range of innovative fastening solutions for offsite and modern methods of timber construction. So whether you are constructing with SIPS, xlam, glulam or hybrid applications we have a solution in our range that suits your needs. Our range of structural timber screws are 100% manufactured in the heart of the Black Forest of Germany, by leading screw manufacture HECO Schrauben. Their specialist range of ETA Approved/CE marked HECO-TOPIX® screws meet the structural design parameter for timber buildings under Eurocode 5.

tensile load can be achieved. As a UK-based company we like to work directly with clients on product development, influencing speciation and ensuring that the right fastener solution is found for the specification application, often making a difference to the overall assembly costs and lifespan of the finished building.

In addition to the MULTI-MONTI®TimberConnect (MMS-TC) soleplate anchor, manufactured accordance to German National Technical Approval which will state that, when using the anchor in future, the bend verification can be dispensed with and a significantly higher

It’s our aim to provide a maximum level of service to all our customers. This means achieving high standards of supply, product quality and engineering support. www.aptusfasteners.co.uk

American Softwoods is the umbrella name for two trade associations – the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) and the Softwood Export Council (SEC).

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SFPA’s members are based mainly in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and Georgia. They produce Southern Yellow Pine, the generic name for Shortleaf, Longleaf, Loblolly and Slash Pine.

Douglas Fir and Hemlock, in the clear and other upper grades are prized in Europe for wood window and door stock and frames. For strength, long lengths and large sections of solid lumber the Pacific Northwest is the place to go.

SEC’s members are located in Oregon and Washington. They produce Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. Most US softwood exported is for non-structural uses. Interior applications, such as doors, windows, frames, mouldings, flooring, panelling, and other millwork is a prime destination for both Pine and Fir species. Furniture parts and glued panels are also a destination for softwood lumber. Western species, such as

When it comes to building outdoors, pressure-treated Southern Yellow Pine lumber remains the number one choice and when compared with alternative composite products now entering the market, treated Southern Yellow Pine outshines the competition hands down. www.americansoftwoods.com

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Based in Hertford, with offices in Oxford and Manchester and a warehouse in Liverpool from where we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, CP Timber specialise in trading hardwood and softwood timber products.

With a team of industry experts in sourcing timber from around the globe we can deliver from one pack to full loads whatever you need, in the right quality and when you need it. We select our supply partners carefully, with particular consideration of our environmental responsibility and of the requirements for due diligence concerning legal supply under the EU Timber Regulation.

laminated door and window components, finger-jointed and glued louvre blanks or stair parts are all available. We hold over 3000m3 of stock and a full list of our products including our FSCÂŽ and PEFC-certified stock can be found on our website. www.cptimber.com

CP Timber has an extensive stockholding from which we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, nationwide and beyond. In stock we keep a mix of species that include White Oak, Black Walnut, Sapele, European Oak, Western Red Cedar and Siberian Larch to name just a few. We supply timber in rough sawn and also in engineered or semi-finished form. Items such as decking, claddings,

Installed at ground level, easi-edge barriers provide the perfect edge protection solution for structural timber frames. Designed not to affect the structural integrity of the timber, the barriers provide constant protection for operatives working at height. Suitable for Cross Laminated Timber, Glulam and cassette frames, the system provides a flexible working solution that can save time and money during the erection stages. With the barriers tested to BS EN 13374, and fully approved by Lloyds British, easi-edge not only offers a quality product but provides an overall solution to safely working at height. Utilised throughout the UK and selected for use on many high profile projects, including the UK’s largest structural timber frame building in London being erected this year, easi-edge is well

placed to provide quality solutions and advice. From design to installation, the easi-edge team is available from the start of your project. Dedicated technical advisors and field engineers are assigned to individual projects to ensure all clients receive the best possible service and advice.

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English Woodlands Timber Ltd is a hardwood sawmill and timber merchant. We specialise in the sourcing, conversion and supply of English and European timbers for furniture makers, architectural joinery and builders. Located near Midhurst in West Sussex the company’s 16,000sq ft timber store holds a wide range of thicknesses in waney and square edge. Customers are able to select their own timber with our experienced staff. Our six head Weinig moulder enables us to provide a bespoke machining service to our customers from this excellent stock. Externally the company lays down Oak, Ash, Elm, Cedar of Lebanon, Sweet Chestnut and other native species in stick to air dry ‘en boule’. Very wide widths and long lengths are a speciality as is the supply of air dried timber for external joinery. For structural work, our competitively priced oak beams (with

PEFC Chain of Custody) are cut to order on a two week lead time. For external cladding fresh sawn FSC Douglas Fir, Larch and Western Red Cedar is sourced locally from the Cowdray Estate. The company also provides a comprehensive Forest Management service across 10,000 acres in Southern England. Its roots and experience stretch right through the growing, milling, drying and presentation of quality timber. We look forward to welcoming you onto our stand at Timber Expo. www.englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk

The Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS) is located within the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University. The purpose of COCIS is to add value to the construction sector through applied research, innovation and knowledge transfer. The core competencies of COCIS include:

with respect to sustainable materials and offsite methods of design and construction.

• Timber supply chain, R&D and commercialisation • Structural appraisal and experimental investigation of systems • Optimisation testing of structural configurations including Eurocode design

• R&D work to develop solid timber CLT from UK Sitka spruce • Acetylated modified GLT ground beams to replace concrete foundations • Structural optimisation and testing of offsite closed panel construction

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Some of the projects COCIS is working on with industry partners include:

Come to Stand B25 to see homegrown cross laminated timber (CLT) and find out how to partner with COCIS on your product or process improvement project. www.napier.ac.uk

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HESS TIMBER is one of Germany’s and Europe’s technical leaders in glued laminated timber construction. The company offers a unique service range for demanding architects, planners and project developers. In addition to standardised services for timber construction, such as roof and industrial building structures, HESS TIMBER has also specialised in the planning and implementation of customised and architecturally demanding roof structures with unique geometries. The combination of ‘state-of-the-art production technology’, their own ‘international engineering department’ and a ‘special department for premium quality’ makes HESS TIMBER very unique in this field. In addition HESS TIMBER invented HESS LIMITLESS, a patent based solution for long span beams which can be delivered

worldwide without the typical costs for heavy load sea freight transports. HESS TIMBER’s latest product is HESS HYBRID, an innovative glulam timber girder that allows premium looks (e.g. Oak, Beech, Maple) without the typical involved costs that come with premium wood species. The secret is that only a thin layer of the beam consists of this premium species. The core part of the beam comprises of the standard species Spruce. The outer layer can also be a durable species to protect the beam against harsh weather conditions. www.hess-timber.com

Hoppings Softwood Products supplied Q-Grip heavy-duty anti-slip decking for an essential aspect of The London 2012 Olympic Games site at Stratford – decking for use on three of the footbridges (one, which crossed the River Lee and connected the north and south areas, was the longest bridge onsite, at over 50m) and two underpasses. The bridges and underpasses were essential to fulfil three remits, firstly they had to allow works access during creation of the infrastructure, then be suitable for access by the athletes and crowds during the Games, and finally to be re-useable in the community Legacy phase afterwards. Being able to remove and recycle the decking without causing any environmental or structural damage was an important aspect of the brief from CLM, the consortium responsible for delivery of the Games. Also key to the brief was sustainability and the concept of flexibility – while several of the bridges were to be

permanent, they were to have temporary decking installed alongside to increase the bridge width during August 2012, but this was to be removed and reused in other guises after the event. With its manufacture from strength-graded, FSC/PEFC-certified softwood from sustainable sources, coupled with the easily removable and recyclable features, ensured Q-Grip decking fulfilled the key elements of the original design.

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Knauf is a leading UK manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems. Part of the Knauf Group, one of Europe’s leading building materials manufacturers, it has a strong tradition of technical excellence and innovation in meeting the evolving needs of the construction industry. The company is also noted for its award-winning commitment to sustainable development. A number of the innovative products will be showcased at Timber Expo including Knauf Aquapanel Exterior, an exterior cladding system which is ideal for use on timberframed and timber-battened structures. The board is mechanically fixed to the framework and the system build up is then suitable to receive a render, paint or further external cladding finishes. Knauf Brio Dry Screed Panels offer many real advantages over traditional wet screeds and chipboard floors such as better stability, the speed and ease of installation, and higher quality. They can

also take high loads and yet retain their elasticity. And with a high thermal conductivity, Knauf Brio works well with underfloor heating systems. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about Knauf Readymix Plasters. These plasters have a high polymer content that not only enables them to flex with the building without cracking, but also reduces humidity in the building during construction as they have far lower water content than traditional internal plasters.

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Osmose UK has been implementing an intentional strategy of diversification, developing new business opportunities around its historic core – the supply of industrial wood preservatives. We are dedicated to creating new opportunities for timber and looking for additional ways to enhance the properties of wood and add value to our customers’ timber and wood-based products. Osmose are market leaders in industrial wood preservatives with leading European brands such as Celcure for landscape timber and fencing along with Protim for timber frame and joinery, plus the revolutionary MicroPro and MicroShades. We also offer a comprehensive fire retardant range with Exterior Fire-X for cladding and Osmose FirePro (Humidity Resistant) which is approved by London Underground and the Wood Protection Association. In addition we can offer Protim Frameguard, a fire retardant for timber frame construction sites which is approved on the UKTFA Safe Site scheme.

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Colour systems such as WoodGuard for cladding and architectural joinery and Aquatan for fence panels and sheds enhance the appearance of wood. These and other specialist industrial products offer creative solutions in extending the service life of wood. With the technology, people and resources to help you create new business opportunities, we work in partnership with our customers. Our goal is to build the market for enhanced, treated timber products. www.osmose-europe.com

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OSC is a British company that manufactures and supplies some of the best, self-drilling, anti-corrosive fasteners on the market to tradesmen through an 800 strong UK-wide network of distributors. Our timber specific products – Carpenters Mate and CAMO make light work of the tedious and time-consuming applications in construction and building maintenance. OSC developed a comprehensive range of first-class corrosion-resistant self-drilling screws and fasteners specifically for UK timber sizes. The Carpenters Mate range includes high quality and economical options of both, carbon steel and stainless steel screws, fasteners and timber connector accessories designed to provide the most excellent finish to a project. OSC is the sole UK importer of CAMO – an ingenious hidden decking system. It makes building decking, be it softwood, hardwood or composite, easier, faster and promises professional results every time.

No more pre-drilling, split wood, unevenly spaced boards and no more visible fasteners. CAMO tools, drill bits and perfectly engineered exterior screws deliver flawless, blemish-free and totally secure decking with no visible screw holes. Speaking about CAMO, Roger Bisby, from Professional Builder says - “I believe there will come a day, in the not too distant future, when we will look back and wonder that anyone ever fixed decks with visible fixings. There are a number of ways to achieve secret fixings but the CAMO system has the advantage of not requiring any extra components, such as clips or brackets, and you don’t have to drive a biscuit joint in.”

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Three of the world’s leading forest certification organisations will be sharing a stand at Timber Expo 2013 to promote and educate visitors on a wide range of issues surrounding the supply of legal and sustainable timber into the UK market. Joining PEFC will be the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). All three organisations will be promoting the benefits of using certified timber as the introduction of the Illegal Timber Regulation (EUTR) to the UK continues to throw the focus on the importance of sourcing from certified sources. This year PEFC are also promoting two very specific schemes – Project & Group Certification. Project Chain of Custody Certification is a specific form of Chain of Custody certification for one-off short term projects involving different, smaller, uncertified contractors. The London Olympic Park was ProjectCertified to great acclaim in 2012. Group Chain of Custody Certification is a simple and cost effective way to achieve PEFCcertified status by joining or forming a Group Chain of Custody Scheme, such as

the successful one ran by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). To help understand the vast and complex resource of tropical timber, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) will be available to provide a wide range of information about Malaysia’s sustainable forestry management methods and SFI will also be present to give advice on the massive timber resource of the USA and Canada. Both MTCC and SFI are part of PEFC’s global network with national members in 34 countries. www.pefc.co.uk www.mtcc.com.my www.sfiprogram.org

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Rotho Blaas Srl is an Italian multinational company based in the Alpine region and a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions to the timber building sector. For the last 21 years, Rotho Blaas Srl has played an important role in the wood construction sector. We have established our position and are proud to be our customers' main point of reference for providing practical and creative solutions. Our aim has always been to bring innovation into the wood construction sector through continuous research and development of our products and services, as well as improve the standard of living quality and environmental sustainability. Thanks to the professionalism, dedication and qualifications of our staff and external collaborators, we are able to offer a personalised support network and an extensive product range to facilitate the daily challenges faced by our clients. Rotho Blaas Srl provides a wide range of cutting-edge products including assembly

and fastening systems for carpentry and woodworking machines. Furthermore we offer solutions for the construction of ventilated roofs and wooden houses and a range of fall arrest protective devices with technical consultancy. We are presently working in 25 countries worldwide with recent projects carried out in South America and in the Russian Federation. Currently we have 220 members of staff and a sales network in constant evolution. www.rothoblaas.com

The Belgian manufacturer behind the Rubio Monocoat brand is a pioneer in the field of top quality and ecological wood finishes. Rubio Monocoat Oil began its ‘green offensive’ armed with a number of properties which as yet remain unrivalled. This is the first and so far only oil in the world which does not contain any VOC or water at all, can be applied in one coat (a second coat will not even adhere) and provides long lasting protection thanks to a revolutionary molecular binding with the cellulose fibres. Moreover, the’ right tone’ is easy to set, since this product comes with a range of unique and intense colours. Rubio Monocoat Oils are developed for both onsite and industrial applications.

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We also produce RMC Hybrid Wood Protector – with a key principal of one oil, one coat, inside and out. RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is simple, fast and economical to use. It can be used for both exterior and interior wood. Application comes down to a simple 1-2-3: apply the oil, allow to react – a matter of minutes – and then remove the excess oil. That’s it, you’re done! For more information on what we can do for you come and visit us at Timber Expo later this year. www.rubiomonocoat.com www.hybridwoodprotector.com

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SAM Mouldings is the UK's leading manufacturer of primed and wrapped MDF mouldings to the construction and home improvement industries. recognised market leader. We constantly strive for total customer satisfaction as a foundation and offer an unrivalled quality service and product package with orders supplied consistently on time and in full. Responding to tough market conditions, product innovation to enhance customer's sales is at the forefront of SAM’s thinking. Key product innovations for 2013 include:

Winners of the European Quality Award and with Investors in People Champion status, our purpose-built factory, spanning a 10 acre site, allows us to meet the growing demand for our product, a cost effective alternative to traditional timber mouldings. SAM offers the widest range of profiles available in the marketplace today including skirting, architrave, windowboard, door framing and dado rail as well as mouldings for the picture frame and kitchen industries.

• Fully Finished MDF • SAM TRI-MAX: The Ultimate External Solution • Flat Pack Staircases SAM Mouldings looks ahead with confidence in continuing its growth and sharing our success with our trading partners in the years to come. www.sammouldings.co.uk

Established in 1990, SAM has enjoyed consistent growth throughout the UK and Europe and stands now as the

The SPAX brand was created in 1967 and now 46 years on, SPAX continues to strengthen its position as a leading manufacturer of high performance products. With one of the most extensive product ranges available, SPAX is an ideal solution for modern methods of timber construction. SPAX products are manufactured in Germany using raw materials supplied by accredited European sources. Quality control and adherence to the applicable regulations are fundamental elements in setting SPAX products apart. With CE Marking to European Technical Approval, SPAX screws and threaded rods range from 2.5 x 12mm to 16.0 x 3000mm are summarised in a user –friendly format in ETA-12/0114. Even in these extraordinary times, a proactive approach to research and development has resulted in additional

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SPAX products being introduced to the market. With a focus on producing the right products with uncompromised quality, constant availability and all supplied in an efficient manner – this is the key to a successful business. SPAX works tirelessly and continues to achieve and deliver all of these requirements. Further information is available from our UK sales office by emailing: sales@abcspax.co.uk To learn more about SPAX and the complete range of products we have available visit or comprehensive website.

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Strapex serves the market with system solutions and services for product securing during transportation, for production, trade and logistics. Our strapping applications cover product securing during transportation, bundled products and shipping boxes, printed matter, protection (pilferage). Strapex also offers a complete range of products, from strapping machines, wrapping machines and hand tools to consumables and services, to support the supply chains of various industries. Latest technology in equipment combined with highest quality standards and half a century of experience will grant you maximum availability and security. Strapex offers you tailor-made solutions for your own individual application and the right transport security solution for the panel board and timber industry. • MDF, OSB, Particleboard, full size and ‘cut to size’ • Flooring

Converted (planed) lumber.

We offer the right solution for different production output from (manual) hand tools up to automatic strapping machines for integration into automatic packaging lines. We offer the right technology and consumable for your specific application to ensure transport security and to protect your products from environmental influence from one source – strapping, top sheet, banderoling, stretch wrapping.

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Brenstol LLC is a Northern European manufacturer of profiled solid wood products that are branded as Thermory® thermo-treated wood. After more than 12 years of experience, it is one of the leading thermo-treated wood manufacturers in Europe, offering a wide range of products for both interior and exterior use. Brenstol LLC is processing about 2000m3 of only the finest quality sawn timber monthly. Excellent know-how combined with high-tech solutions assure that the company maintains its well- known superior quality. Thermo-treatment is a computer-controlled process which is carried out in a special kiln at high temperatures. Only steam and heat are used with no chemicals added. Thermory® thermo-treated wood has extended lifetime, higher dimensional stability and lower equilibrium moisture content compared to untreated wood.

class 1 (life expectancy of 25+ years), thermo-pine class 2 (life expectancy of 20+ years). All the advantages of thermo-treated wood make it an environmentally friendly alternative to tropical hardwoods, gaining popularity all over the world. timber world. www.thermory.com

Thermory® exterior product range has been tested to have excellent durability ratings from several institutes in Europe as well as Japan: thermo-ash has durability

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Vandecasteele are Europe’s premier timber stockist with vast quantities, specifications and species available of both hardwoods and softwoods. Our Europe-wide distribution facilities provide efficient delivery to the UK within 1 to 3 days. A modern machining mill meets the needs of customers for high-quality timber products. The latest computer system provides unquestionable efficiencies, meaning instant response to customer orders and inquiries regarding stock availability, quality, specification, unit price and delivery. Strong environmental credentials (FSC, PEFC, MTCC, CSA, VLO, OLB, TLTV) are of paramount importance to the sustainability of the business and EUTR compliance. Among the species available are: • South-East Asian hardwoods – Teak, Meranti, Merbau, Keruing, Kapur and Yellow Balau

• South-American hardwoods – Ipe, Jatoba, Massaranduba, Cumaru , Tatajuba and Red Grandis • African hardwoods and logs – Sapele, Sipo, Iroko, Afrormosia, Wengé, Afzélia,Bilinga, Doussié, Padouk, Badi, Ayous, Wawa, Koto, Emiré, Framiré and Khaya Ivorensis • North-American hardwoods – White American Oak, Walnut, Ash and Yellow Poplar Products such as decking, cladding, laminated and finger-jointed sections, Thermowood and Lunawood are also available. Vandecasteele upholds traditional values of integrity and ensures long lasting trading relationships in today’s modern timber world. www.vandecasteele.be

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Val-U-Therm is a closed-panel system that builds on the best aspects of timber frame and structural insulated panel (SIPS) technology. It delivers exceptional thermal performance and class-leading environmental and sustainability credentials. Val-U-Therm is manufactured in three main configurations: wall, floor and roof panels. These are constructed and assembled as a precisely engineered sandwich of sheathing boards, performance membranes and factory-injected very high performance insulation (which is derived from recycled, renewable vegetable oil). Val-U-Therm offers a highly cost-effective way to deliver a load-bearing structural envelope with thermal insulation U-values ranging from 0.09 W/m2K to 0.23 W/m2K. Val-U-Therm panels can also be used as high-performance in-fill panels in any other building system and can be incorporated in a wide range of refurbishment projects including those involving buildings with listed facades. Wall Panels Val-U-Therm external wall panels provide a structurally robust, easy-erect, high-value load-bearing solution. A wide range of panel sizes are available and windows, external

doors and other elements can be factory fitted. The walls can be adapted to any architectural style (even curved walls) and used with any external treatment or internal finish. Floor Panels Val-U-Therm floor panels are a 21st century version of the traditional, timber suspended ground floor. They allow long floor spans and provide a highly-insulated solution that is cost-competitive when compared with low U-value masonry systems. Roof Panels Val-U-Therm roof panels provide a very high-performance solution for both flat and pitched roofs. They can achieve long unsupported spans and in the conventional vaulted ridge-to-eaves configuration. They are ideal for room-in-the-roof designs where the goal is to maximise floor space and create higher-than-standard ceiling heights. www.valutherm.co.uk

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Manufactured by Vita Cellular Foams, Vitaseal is a unique combination of a resilient foam and a water resisting binder. The combination produces a ‘dry’ preformed strip seal used to resist weather ingress in fenestration, roofing and construction applications. The visco-elastic properties also offer noise and vibration damping.

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Vitaseal enables to accommodate the movement of the structure whilst ensuring that a weathertight seal remains constant. The open cell nature of the product ensures good ventilation preventing moisture build up in the joint and Vitaseal provides good stability to UV ageing whilst still providing the thermal barrier and acoustic performance required.

Benefits: - Quick installation - Easy to apply - Improves energy efficiency in buildings - Expands to find its own level - Seals against uneven surfaces - Clean product (in comparison to silicones and mastics) - Accommodates joint movement - Easy to quantify usage

Applications: - Perimeter seals for windows and doors - Timber frame buildings - Side/end laps on roofing sheets - Joints for portable or sectional buildings

Abutment seals for conservatories Acoustic seal Ductwork Sealing roof lights Installation of solar panels Caravan and mobile home manufacture

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WIEHAG is one of Europe's leading specialists for wide-span loadbearing systems, complete roof systems and CLT made out of glulam for exhibition centres, sports and leisure centres, industrial and production halls, warehouses, logistics centres, commercial and office buildings, multi-purpose halls, bridges as well as other special buildings and structures. The portfolio consists of constructional consulting and design, manufacturing, logistics and assembly. WIEHAG’s UK and Irish projects include Bangor Leisure Centre, Sunderland Aquatic Centre, The Millfield Shopping Centre Balbriggan, University of Reading, SAP Centre Galway, The Gibson Hotel at Point Village Dublin, Elm Park Dublin ecc. A major current project (2012 – 2014) is constructing the glulam roof for Crossrail Station in London, Canary Wharf – the

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biggest glulam contract in the UK to date. This Foster + Partners designed station is 300m long and has four underwater levels plus two levels above water, as well as a huge park area on top that will be covered with a spectacular glulam grid shell. The structure consists of nearly 1500 glulam members with a maximum length of 9m – some of them are double curved to achieve the desired form at the cantilever.

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STAFFING UP FOR SUCCESS ARV Solutions are once again delighted to be sponsoring the Careers in Timber stand at Timber Expo 2013. The success of last year’s event saw great interest and conversation generated by visitors to the stand, and this year at the NEC, Careers in Timber is offering even further insight into staffing issues and career development within the industry.

For the 2013 show, ARV Solutions will also be able to share with the timber industry, the very latest report commissioned by UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). UKCES is a publicly funded, industry led organisation providing strategic leadership on skills and employment issues in the four home nations of the UK. Following a series of regional round table discussion groups, attended by both industry and public sector leaders, UKCES has compiled a detailed report on their research into skills needs arising from technological advancements in the construction industry. As a contributor to the research from the offsite construction industry, ARV Solutions in collaboration with UKCES, will be sharing the report, by inviting exhibitors and visitors to discuss the findings within the industry at Timber Expo. As well as looking at the skills landscape within the UK, ARV Solutions will also be available to discuss the wider global picture and the challenges of recruiting for the best talent across international borders. Long established specialist within UK Offsite, ARV Solutions are increasingly managing recruitment campaigns across Europe and worldwide. As the industry seeks to embrace new technologies, strategies and philosophies to maintain and increase market share in an increasingly competitive market, global

recruitment is increasingly becoming a fact of life for decision makers throughout the timber construction sector. Many overseas success stories are looking to secure UK engineering and design talent, and are visiting more often to meet the new and emerging pioneers of the UK offsite sector. Likewise UK business leaders are looking to expand into Europe or partner with joint ventures around the world, and so the global talent marketplace has never been in sharper focus within the industry, as it is today. Moving ahead of this trend, ARV Solutions have been staffing successful overseas construction projects for several years, and are uniquely placed to discuss the challenges, pitfalls and benefits of international recruitment.

The team from ARV Solutions will, for the second year running, be available to discuss permanent and interim recruitment strategy, as well as giving advice on training needs, current trends within the industry and salary survey information.

Careers in Timber is all about opportunity, talent and progression within the Timber Construction Sector, both at home and abroad. If you are part of the timber industry and are committed to innovation and growth, then come and meet ARV Solutions and UKCES to share ideas, pick up some expert advice or just to have an informal chat about what’s happening in our industry. Find us on B15 we look forward to seeing you there!

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The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) will be presenting twelve Bolivian timber product suppliers at Timber Expo 2013. These selected suppliers of tropical timber products are ready to form long-term, profitable relationships with European partners. The future of the wood sector lies in finished products. This is the prediction from CBI, the leading expert in imports from developing countries. “We see a clear trend in that direction among European buyers,” says CBI wood sector expert Marco Bijl. “More and more European companies are switching from manufacturing to buying and selling only.”

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These Bolivian suppliers were selected by experienced CBI sector experts. The companies have already invested heavily to prepare for success in Europe. They have been carefully audited in terms of quality, consistency and reliability and have completed the CBI Export Coaching Programme. They have adapted their organisations and products to the European market requirements, thus reducing the risk for European buyers. All are FSC-certified or in the process of certification. All are experienced exporters of finished products such as garden furniture, decking, doors, garden tiles, components and mouldings. “This trend towards finished products is becoming stronger every year,” says Bijl. “The combination of finished products and certification is definitely going to be

a winner in the future.” The twelve companies presented at the CBI Pavilion will display this winning combination. Over the past 40 years, thousands of exporters have found their way to Europe through CBI’s extensive programmes in export management, quality, reliability and the requirements necessary to succeed in the European market place These suppliers have the on-going support of CBI, as well as local organisations like CADEX, an important Bolivian service provider for Bolivian exporters. Representatives from most companies, as well as experienced timber experts from CBI, will be available at the Bolivian Pavilion. For more information on the 12 companies that will be at Timber Expo visit: http://www.cbi.eu/timber For more information on the CBI or the Bolivian Pavilion at Timber Expo 2013 contact: Eva Smulders. Tel: +31 (0)88 60 24300, Email: esmulders@cbi.eu

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Timber and UK construction strategy 2025 At the heart of Timber Expo, a wide range of timber industry leaders will take part in the second annual ProTimber industry summit. This year discussions will focus on the opportunities ahead for the timber sector in developing a clear and defined response to the UK Governments Construction Strategy 2025. The Summit will be boosted by crosstimber industry trade association support from BWF, CONFOR, TDCA, TIMCON, TRADA, TTF, UKSIPS, UKTFA, Wood for Good, WPA and WPIF under the framework of the Timber Industry Accord that was signed 18 months ago. Guests representing architects, clients, contractors, engineers and sustainability consultants will attend the ProTimber Summit in order to ensure that the users and specifiers of timber technology have a chance to listen to the industry but more importantly, to have input and influence the discussion. The outcomes from the Summit will provide the basis for the industry to exploit its strengths in the recovering construction economy. Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the UK Timber Frame Association said: “I have long been an advocate of collaboration and shared thinking. It is important for our industry to work together more closely in order to exploit the synergies that we know exist at all levels of the supply-chain.

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The term ‘collaborative working’ epitomises what the ProTimber Summit is all about, our industry coming together for the common good and trying to map out clearly how we can operate in a more integrated manner.” Under the headline banner of ‘one vision one voice’ the Summit will see the discussion centre on the UK Governments Construction Strategy 2025, with particular focus on the Strategic Priorities aspect of the Strategy, detailed in Chapter 2. This element of the Strategy states that: ‘for construction to be at the heart of our future low carbon, resource efficient, modern and globally competitive economy, we need to address three strategic priorities which underpin sustained growth across the economy and an improved quality of life for citizens’. These are: • Smart construction and digital design • Low carbon and sustainable construction • Improved trade performance.

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The Strategy also acknowledges that success within these areas depends on having a skilled, motivated and diverse workforce. The ProTimber Summit will be tailored around these three key strategic priorities and with the help of a professional facilitator, an invited panel and audience discussion, examine how the timber industry can respond positively and cohesively to these issues. The Summit will aim to identify and agree what steps those working within the timber industry can take to reinforce and grow its position as the leading renewable material within the construction market by capitalising on a well-defined response to the Governments ‘call to action’. In preparing for the ProTimber Summit the Timber Industry Accord acknowledges that the industry is moving quickly towards a digital economy, with profound implications for our built environment. The UK timber industry must act now to ensure it is at the vanguard of smart construction and digital design.

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• The need for a more cohesive and collaborative approach across the timber sector to promote timber’s strengths to a wider client and consumer audience, providing comprehensive information on product data, material supply, costs and carbon sequestration in a definitive, easily understood and accessible way. “The 2012 ProTimber Summit event put its finger on a number of key points, provided plenty of facts and opinions and proved an excellent format for engaging with everyone involved,” said TRADA’s Rupert Scott. “With the framework of the Governments Construction Strategy 2025 at the heart of the 2013 Summit we look forward to raising the level of debate and generating new ideas to contribute to the future strategy of the Timber Industry Accord over the next 12 months and tackle some of the amazing opportunities timber is creating.”

The transition to a low carbon economy has long presented the timber industry with terrific opportunities for growth – with timber being acknowledged as the most sustainable construction material. There are also opportunities through greater resource efficiency and from adaptation of the built environment to deal with climate change. These opportunities reach every part of the construction supply chain and there is significant potential to exploit markets using sustainable sources of materials and ‘fabric first’ construction principles. The global construction market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.3% until 2025 with substantial growth opportunities in emerging markets. Transforming the UK construction industry and the supply chain that it is based on opens up significant opportunities for global trade, which the timber industry already exploits very well. The 2012 ProTimber Summit threw up some interesting, if not unexpected, findings that pre-empted many of the recommendations made in the Government’s Construction Strategy 2025.

ONE VISION ONE VOICE ProTimber 2013 takes place during Timber Expo on 24 September at the NEC - Birmingham. The event is ‘invitation only’ but the organisers have reserved 20 places within the 160 seat capacity theatre for non-invitees who would like to participate and feel that they can contribute to the debate.

These included: • Architects show a clear preference for working with timber but the influence of main contractors is increasingly important and they now heavily influence the choice of materials – especially on design and build projects • The continuing importance of Building Information Modelling (BIM) was flagged up as a crucial area bolstering timber’s many technical benefits

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These reserved places will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis and expressions of interest can be logged by emailing info@timber-expo.co.uk with ‘ProTimber Summit’ in the subject line and one of the team will contact you before Friday 20 September to confirm your place.

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In this issue, we hear from Stephen King, Commercial Director at SCA Timber Supply. He has also become President of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) at a time when many specifiers are looking well beyond timber Chain of Custody certification to quantify environmental benefits. “The timber sector is working hard to match other building materials by establishing wider sustainability credentials,” says Stephen. SCA Timber Supply, part of the world-renowned ethical and sustainability champion the SCA Group of Sweden, has already calculated the carbon footprint of its pine and spruce products. The calculations extend all the way from its tree nursery in Sweden, which grows over 100 million new tree seedlings a year, through its own forests, harvesting, processing mills and shipping to its three UK locations in Hull, Stoke-on-Trent and Welshpool. SCA was also the first forest owner to sign up to WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill construction sector commitment. “Timber is too valuable to be wasted. It’s most effective in the carbon cycle when it’s used to lock away CO2 in the wood fibre used

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in buildings. It’s this longterm benefit of utilising timber in buildings that the Timber Trade Federation continues to promote.” Managed under the TTF’s auspices, the Wood First Plus! project is bringing together three data streams: carbon, life cycle analysis, and engineering, aligning timber’s usage information and sustainability credentials with the needs of Building Information Modelling systems. “The TTF is fast-forwarding timber into the digital age,” says Stephen. “Specifiers need information at their finger-tips to make the best material choices, not just in operational cost terms, but for overall sustainability outcomes.” The project’s core funding and the main operational team come from Scottish Enterprise, Wood for Good, the Timber Trade Federation, Forestry Commission Scotland and TRADA.

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“We have a lot to learn, even from colleagues within our own corporate group at SCA,” admits Stephen. “Other parts of the SCA Group have been leading on life cycle analysis of consumer products for many years. We aim to tap into their expertise to make our own data even more robust.” Europe’s second-largest timber producer, SCA was an early adopter of certification in its Swedish forests, which are slightly larger than Wales in total area. SCA Timber Supply’s dual-certified (FSC® and PEFC™) timber enters the UK construction supply chain at various points:

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through builders’ merchants, nationals and independents, through timber windows and through other wood products produced in the UK and abroad. SCA has assisted many builders’ merchants in gaining Chain of Custody certification, helping them understand the systems and prepare for independent audit. This has vastly increased the availability of certified timber to the construction sector.

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You will be seeing and hearing more about the Timber Accord at the Timber Accord Pavilion in the centre of the exhibition. This will be a unique opportunity to touch base with the sector’s most influential trade bodies. For those unfamiliar with this positive step towards better collaborative working across the timber industry, here are its Common Goals and Objectives. Eleven trade bodies representing the supply chain of the forestry and timber industries have signed a working agreement to improve the competitiveness and performance across the timber sector. The Accord was signed at the offices of the Timber Trade Federation last year by the Chief Executives of each of the Associations. It commits each to working together in areas of common interest and strategic goals, in particular to ensure that stakeholders see a joined up, collaborative approach and that best use is made of available funding and resources. Implicit in this objective is an industry focus on customer needs and a drive for continual improvement in performance.

The Accord establishes a framework and methods of working between the signatories to achieve its objectives. John White, Chief Executive of the Timber Trade Federation, said: “This Accord formalises what we have often done on an informal basis – work together for the common good of the sector and our customers. The UK timber industry is worth roughly £10 billion a year – bigger than cement, concrete and a lot of other materials – and plays a vital role in our economy. Yet it can often seem overlooked as this is split between over 7500 small firms. This Accord will help us to act as one and show the importance of our sector to the UK economic recovery and low-carbon development.”

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Leading ‘Fabric First’ Technology With over 40 members and constantly growing, the UKSIP Association is one of the leading trade associations in the timber and construction sectors and is the only organisation exclusively representing the SIP industry in the UK. It engages in a wide variety of issues and requirements that are relevant to the effective promotion and exploitation of SIP construction methods. Membership is open to all organisations involved with or that have an interest in SIP technology. Our members come from across the entire supply-chain and are united by a commitment to stringent standards of quality and service to their customers. • Engaging with Government and major public sector clients and decision takers • Safeguarding the interests of members and ensuring that the growth of SIP technology is controlled in a structured manner.

Our activities include: • Promoting exemplar SIP construction projects • Facilitating communication and knowledge transfer of SIP techniques • Promoting the development of education and training on SIP technology to increase levels of professional and technical awareness of what quality SIP construction methods can offer • Engaging with technical or other impediments to the effective utilisation of SIP construction methods • Collaborating with organisations that have a shared ambition to work in support of a better more effective construction industry

Free Trial Membership Try it now. If you would like to find out more about what the UK SIP Association has to offer, we are offering a 3 month trial membership. With the free trial membership, you will be given access to our Members Area via our log in button – where you can view a limited set of the information available to our members. New member categories include Manufacturers, Engineer/ Consultant, Processor/Supplier, Architect, Installers and Professionals. Trial Membership will last for 12 weeks from point of approval by the Association Board and you can upgrade to full membership at any time and take advantage of a wealth of industry information. To apply for a free trial membership, please click here

10 Reasons to join the UKSIP Association 1 Participation and representation on technical committees and at industry events 2 Credibility in the marketplace – providing customer confidence 3 PR and marketing through our comprehensive marketing and communications activities 4 Exhibition, conference and seminar activities 5 Technical and Health & Safety advice, ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of legislation and standards 6 Technical support via a dedicated Technical Committee – a recognised source of technical guidance and information on SIP technology 7 Education and training – access to CPD training materials and seminars on a range of topics relevant to the SIP industry 8 Networking and knowledge exchange forums in which to do business 9 Benefit from the interactive Association website to upload case studies 10 Opportunity to present at Members meetings of important developments relevant to the SIPs industry.

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By facilitating ‘one-to-one' business meetings with the companies you want to meet – you’re in control - the Forum enables you to have private meetings without leaving the comfort of the Forum lounge. The Forum team will organise a bespoke programme of handpicked supplier meetings, together with relevant seminars and networking events to help fulfil your immediate to longer term project needs. Partnerships Are Everything The focused Forum approach has proved to be highly successful in creating new business relationships and facilitating meetings that allow you to get the most out of your time. All participants in the Forum have a strong desire to engage at the highest level possible with decision makers and individuals with direct influence. All of the Forum activities and meetings are matched to your needs, organised on your behalf and completely free of charge – all we ask for is that you give us a little of your time in return. Buyers and specifiers participating in the Forum will be expected to meet with six exhibitors on each day that they agree to participate. These meetings will be scheduled and booked in advance and will be operated around a strict timetable. Sufficient time will be built in throughout the day for attendees to visit the main exhibition and attend seminars.

Handpicked Appointments The Buyer or Specifier will select at least one day – either 24 or 25 September 2013 – in which to participate in the Forum. Participants will need to complete a profile template with their professional information and details on specific projects and markets they working in, as well as new technologies or products they are looking for. Once the participation date is confirmed, the dedicated Buyers and Specifiers Forum website will be updated with the buyer’s profile. Exhibitors to Timber Expo will have the opportunity to request meetings with individual Buyers, which can be accepted or declined by the Buyers depending on interest levels. As a Buyer you will also have the chance to request one-to-one meetings with participating exhibitors of your choice. The Timber Buyers Forum team will then manage requests/invitations and meetings on your behalf.

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Are you a timber buyer or specifier? If so why not sign up now and make the most of your time at the Show? Email julie.richards@timber-expo.co.uk for further details or visit www.timber-buyers.co.uk

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The primary aim of the Forum is for exhibitors to access relevant buyers, and match suppliers wants with the Buyer’s preferences. Each appointment will be scheduled to last 30 minutes and appointments will appear in the individual online diary of both the Buyer and the exhibitor.

Get Involved To ensure that they are genuinely interested in taking part, and looking to satisfy a real business need, participants in the Forum must meet a set of strict qualification criteria, The Forum is aimed at senior personnel with an influence over procurement decisions or specifications.

Make contact with organisations that have already signed up including:

Participating Buyers are expected to provide the following attributes: • Potential for future relationships with exhibitors • Live projects or a significant project pipeline • Genuine interest to learn about new products/technologies • Decision making authority or influence Get in Touch We are actively recruiting Buyers & Specifiers looking to satisfy a real business need to participate in the Forum. If you are interested in taking part, contact the Forum Manager: julie.price@timber-expo.co.uk or call 01743 290007 Visit: www.timber-buyers.co.uk for everything you need to know

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Based in the Midlands? Join the Built Environment Hub Involved in construction? Do you use timber and are working in the Midlands?

David Bucknall OBE Chairman of Built Environment Hub

Get involved with the Built Environment Hub – a progressive membership organisation committed to improving business performance by driving innovation and best practice throughout the construction industry. The Hub is a collaboration of regional businesses working as a not-for-profit membership organisation owned by the members. The Hub works to support and advance the construction sector through collaboration, technology innovation and knowledge sharing and networking. It is also engaging with government and major public sector bodies to influence

policy and industry initiatives to ultimately safeguard the interests of its members and help build their businesses. Membership is open to businesses operating within the Midlands – defined as the old East and West Midlands boundaries under the old Regional Development Agencies. The Built Environment Hub encourages networking and knowledge exchange by providing learning platforms to strengthen improvement throughout the industry - such as local Best Practice Clubs, Forum activity and Demonstration Programmes.

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Our website is at the core of everything we do and provides a platform for members to engage in debate, showcase best practise and is an essential resource information centre. This online tool means that the Hub can remain lean and efficient. By getting involved, members have access to training, technical support and opportunities to promote projects where business objectives have demonstrably benefitted from the application of best practice methods and innovative construction technology.

planning and potentially assist entering new markets. How to get involved? Prospective members of the Hub must submit an Application Form. This Form can be downloaded from the Hub website or can be requested by emailing: info@builtenvironmenthub.org. Applications will be reviewed and require approval by the Hub Strategy Board.

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The Built Environment Hub is supporting the Timber Buyers Forum at Timber Expo.

By joining a positive force for change in an increasingly difficult market, members can influence the agenda, gain industry intelligence on new trends and innovations that can help shape business

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COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU Stimulating interest – accelerating market growth – enabling business in the retrofit sector

With £500 billion likely to be spent over the next three decades on upgrading existing housing, commercial and industrial buildings, retrofit activity will play a significant part in the future of the construction industry. Recent initiatives such as the Green Retrofit Investment Programme where £100 million is up for grabs for investment in building retrofit shows how keenly the government is focusing on energy efficient refurbishment. But what exactly are the business opportunities? What will persuade businesses and consumers to invest in retrofits and how can customer barriers be overcome in order to drive large scale retrofits across the regions? All of these areas will be explored in depth during the Retrofit Roadshows taking place in four regions across the UK during September. Drawing on the pioneering projects and ideas already emerging around the country the programme features a domestic stream, primarily aimed at Registered Providers and local authorities and a non-domestic stream targeted at building owners and occupiers.

September Retrofit Roadshow key note speakers include: Retrofit North West (3 September) Cllr Tim Moore, Liverpool City Council ● Maggi Howard, Project Viridis ● Dr Will Swann, Salford University ● Chris Foran, Peel Holdings Ltd ● Martin Orrill, British Gas ● Christoph Harwood, Marksman Consulting. Retrofit North East (5 September) Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council ● Duncan Price, Verco ● Ted Salmon Federation of Small Businesses ● Martin Walker, Warm Up North ● James Bailey PricewaterhouseCoopers ● Paul Varley, North East Local Enterprise Partnership. Retrofit Birmingham & West Midlands (10 September) David Thomas, DECC ● Matthew Rhodes, Encraft ● Sandy Taylor Birmingham City Council ● John Swinney, Carillion Energy Services ● Kevin Turnbull, Birmingham City Airport ● Mumtaz Mohammed, Birmingham Energy Savers ● Marcus Jefford, Saint Gobain ● Kenny Aitchison, Wolverhampton City Countil & SHAP ● Richard Baines, Black Country Housing Group ● Liz Alston, Worcestershire County Council.

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Retrofit Wales (17 September) Peter Davies, Climate Change Commission in Wales ● Alun Davies AM, Minister for Natural Resources and Food ● Cllr Ashley Govier, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cardiff Council ● Jane Forshaw, Cardiff Council ● David Bolton, Melin Homes ● Alan Cochrane, Willmott Dixon ● Colin King BRE Wales ● Chris Jofeh, Arup ● Mike Batt Carbon Trust Wales ● Milica Kitson, Constructing Execellence in Wales. Each event will be jam packed with presentations, workshops and retrofit clinics with time set aside to network. The morning focuses on understanding the demand side – how to influence building owners to invest in low carbon refurbishments - the business case for retrofits. The scale of the problem, how we can fix it and why we should bother will be explored. The afternoon examines how we can deliver large scale retrofit across the region and overcome customer barriers. The closing plenary outlines a roadmap for successful economic, environmental and social outcomes through retrofit in the region.

Retrofit Roadshows provide access to regional retrofit opportunities through focused events that engage the best expertise to explore; funding mechanisms and legal issues (ECO/Green Deal and others), pilot scheme learning and innovation, skills and training, technology development for both domestic and nondomestic buildings. A full Retrofit Roadshow programme has been announced through to the end of 2013 – with 12 events over three months – visit www.retrofitroadshow.co.uk for full programme details. Delegate prices are from only £125 + VAT per person. Discounts apply for multiple delegate bookings across any of the Roadshow events. To book your place visit www.retrofitroadshow.co.uk/book or call 01743 290001. www.retrofit-roadshow.co.uk

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Projects aligned with Grown in Britain include:

British Timber in Construction Adapt Centre for the Built Environment The UEA Enterprise Centre will house the Centre for the Built Environment in July 2014. Underway now the build aims for Passivhaus certification and BREEAM Outstanding. It will use natural materials from local supply chains, including timber from Thetford Forest in the form of Brettstapel panels, glulam beams and Larsen trusses with new supply chains being forged. Coed y Brenin visitor centre extension Panels made of Welsh wood at a factory in Bala were lifted into place at a groundbreaking building development – raising the prospect of a multi-million pound boost to local sawmills and the timber frame construction industry.

Sustainable Woodland and Forest Projects Tree surgeons create a sustainable office The Frankland Tree Services Ltd office building is constructed using reclaimed Cheshire brick, reclaimed Welsh slate (traditional materials for the area) and local timber. There are nineteen varieties of timber in the fabric of the building and a further ten or so in furniture and temporary art pieces. None of this timber has been grown for timber or felled for timber. It all comes from the arisings of local arboricultural activities – felled trees from the urban environment. Living willow bridge How do you stop a timber footbridge from decaying? Well, at Cow Hollow they have planted a bridge! The plans for a Living Willow Bridge are now reality after much thinking and doing. Using coppiced willow from the surrounding plantation they have woven a willow arch and deck that has been planted into the ditch bank. The Woodland Trust has sponsored the project. Smith and Wallwork and Cambridge University were jointly responsible for the design and installation. Construction began in November 2012 and the main arch and deck were completed in December 2012, a total of some 175 hours of volunteer work were spent on site. The bridge uses white willow and osier, there is no concrete, metal or plastic to be seen just what was sourced from the plantation.

“We should promote the use of home grown timber in construction – especially when we can use it in such innovative ways at the Living Willow Bridge. Responsible use of our natural resources is a priority and UK wood is currently under-utilised.” Simon Smith, Partner, Smith & Wallwork

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A shortlist of just 30 has been selected from a record entry of 318 British projects in this year’s Awards.

The independent judging panel of architecture, engineering, craftsmanship and design experts and specialists led by Michael Morrison of Purcell UK and Sean Sutcliffe of Benchmark Furniture are visiting the shortlisted projects in person before making their final decisions. The winners of the Wood Awards categories and which project will receive the coveted Gold Award – the winner of winners – will be announced on the 19th November at a reception hosted by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters. The shortlisted projects range from Wilkinson Eyre Architect’s Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth featuring Canadian western red cedar to Atmos Studio’s undulating RoominaRoom in London, using birch plywood, European oak and American black walnut, and in the Furniture categories, Angus Ross’s deconstructed Tay Bench in Scottish and European oak is shortlisted alongside a second Atmos Studio project, 16 metres of continuous integrated landscape furniture in Latvian birch plywood with seating for 80 people. Michael Morrison said: “The diversity of this year’s entries demonstrate the range of flexibility and problem solving which timber brings. This is exciting to see, and the quality of entries this year has made the selection of the shortlist particularly difficult.” David Hopkins, head of communications and external affairs for major sponsor Wood for Good, added: “Looking through the entries for this year’s Wood Awards, it is hard not to be struck by the impact that the timber industry is having on the face of urban architecture throughout the UK. Timber is carving itself an ever larger niche

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in the construction market and one factor which is repeated throughout the entries is sustainability. Timber is finally being recognised as a solution to achieving affordable, low-carbon urban development goals.” The Wood Awards 2013 shortlist will be showcased at Timber Expo, Birmingham NEC 24-25 September 2013 As the flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design, the Wood Awards is made possible by the major sponsorship of AHEC, Canada Wood, the Carpenters’ Company, TRADA and Wood for Good. Other sponsors include American Softwoods, BRE and the Forestry Commission. For more information, visit www.woodawards.com. Find ‘Wood Awards’ on Twitter @woodawards, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The Wood Awards is a flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design. This year’s 30-strong shortlist features unique private houses, stunning small projects, outstanding restorations, impressive public buildings and extraordinary bespoke and production-made furniture, ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge.

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STRUCTURAL 1 Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community Telford, Shropshire European Spruce glulam, European larch, (Redwood) glulam, European Spruce CLT, Canadian Western red cedar BDP

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SMALL PROJECT 1 The Exbury Egg Beaulieu River, Hampshire Recycled timber from garden sheds, fences and disused doors, reclaimed Western red cedar, plywood, Douglas fir, pine floorboards PAD Studio

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Each applicant was given a one hour slot to present additional information to their main entry and to explain their innovations in more detail. They were subjected to some rigorous questioning and encouraged to drill down in to the detail of why their product or solution should be the winning candidate.

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The TTJ Innovation Awards, sponsored by Timber Expo and TRADA, were a keenly contested affair this year. So much so that judging panel – Mike Jeffree, Editor of TTJ Magazine, Rupert Scott, Membership and Marketing Manager of TRADA, Darren Richards, Managing Director of Timber Expo and Lewis Taylor, Timber Consultant of BM TRADA, decided that the shortlist of five companies could not be split on paper, so they invited the applicants in for a second bite of the cherry at TRADA HQ. “It is great to see the standard of entry so high in 2013, said Rupert Scott. “It reflects a level of confidence that is returning to the timber sector as people once again make investments in research and development activities. Even with the presentations delivered it has been incredibly tough for the judges to pick an outright front-runner but we look forward to presenting the Award at the TTJ Awards on the 12 September in London, as we know that we have a deserved winner.” The range of shortlisted applicants was very broad in terms of technology – from innovative mainstream timber frame technology to conceptual ‘expandable surface’ technology and likewise in terms of geography, with three of the shortlisted technologies being from overseas.

Expandable Surface System – presented by Pablo Zamorano, based on work undertaken with partners Jacob Bek and Nacho Marti. Expandable Surface System seamlessly links material properties, geometry and structure in a morphogenetic bottom-up process using 6.5mm birch plywood sheets. The result is a lightweight and inexpensive modular method of double-curving plywood sheets that minimises material use and waste without the need for expensive moulds, formwork or secondary structure.

Wise Wall T – presented by Simon Orrells, Managing Director of Frame Wise. Wise Wall T is the latest addition to the Frame Wise portfolio of ‘next generation’ closed panel systems. Designed to narrow the performance gap between theoretical insulation values, thermal bridging parameters and airtightness performance with actual onsite delivered performance the system creates a new benchmark in cost-effective fabric first solutions using ‘breathing wall’ technology.

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CLT Construction Specifier – presented by Greg Cooper, Senior Engineer of X-Lam Alliance. CLT Construction Specifier is a digital search and specification tool for cross laminated timber, ensuring that required technical performance characteristics can be identified and ‘performance engineered’ across all aspects of the building structure. With over 1200 CLT design option details and system build-up details for ceilings, roofs, walls, internal partitions and exterior envelopes the specifier tool enables architects and engineers to meet the performance and specification brief with confidence.

Hess Limitless – presented by Marcus Golinski, International Business Manager, Hess Timber. Hess Limitless is an innovative patented combination of finger jointing with scarf jointing that enables the fabrication of long-span glulam beams onsite using shorter beam segments. The system addresses the constraints of transportation and logistics whilst maintaining the strength and technical performance characteristics of continuous long-span beams.

Vapourblock – presented remotely by Dieter Penninck, Sales Manager, Spanotech. Vapourblock is a pre-applied vapour control layer that is industrially applied within the production of wood based panels and guarantees a constant vapour resistivity. Vapourblock is specifically designed to provide a more reliable air-tightness and vapour control layer when compared to conventional plywood and OSB, guaranteeing a constant µ-value over the whole surface of the board.

All of the above technologies will be on display or in use at Timber Expo in September. “It is so encouraging to see such a wide array of innovations being entered for the Award this year,” said Darren Richards. “Innovation is at the heart of Timber Expo and we are very pleased to have been able to get involved with the TTJ Innovation Award again this year. We give the shortlisted products a guaranteed platform of exposure within Timber Expo and I know that our visitors will be fascinated with all of the technologies that we have seen during the judging process.”

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CLT Goes Bigger in the UK Plans have been drawn up for the tallest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in Europe, close to the award winning Bridport House and Murray Grove Tower in Hackney. Architects Hawkins\Brown and Regal Homes have received planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for a new 6,750m2 mixed-use development on Wenlock Road, which will be called Banyan Wharf. It consists of 10 storeys, comprising 4,650m2 residential units and 1,190m2 commercial units located at street level. That beats both Bridport and Murray Grove by a storey. The contract is worth ÂŁ10M. The main carcass of the building will be constructed of CLT manufactured offsite. It is believed a supplier has been chosen although not named publicly. The CLT elevations will be clad in slatted larch with a dark brick screen forming the edge of the conservation area. Not only will the building be the tallest CLT residential structure in Europe, it will match the world record holder, the Forte Tower in Melbourne, Australia - although there are reports that a still taller building is now planned on the Continent. The project is for a unique cruciform plan, staggered on each level to allow all 50 residential units to benefit from at least two, if not three aspects. The construction schedule has not yet been disclosed, but Bridport House demonstrated the speed of construction using CLT in that the main structure was put up in 10 weeks.

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BBC Put Illegal Logging Under the Spotlight The EUTR was under scrutiny recently in a BBC Panorama investigation – Jungle Outlaws: The Chainsaw Trail. The programme investigated illegal logging in the rainforest and the timber trail from Africa to West Europe. Reporter Raphael Rowe spent six months tracking logs from Congo's jungle, and discovered that new timber regulations are failing to stop some illegally-felled wood getting into European stores and on to the consumer. The Timber Trade Federation welcomed the programme focusing on the trade in illegal timber. John White, Chief Executive of the Timber Trade Federation said: “We applaud the programme makers for highlighting the damage and destruction that illegal, irresponsible, unsustainable logging practices can cause. We’ve worked with the BBC to be as open and transparent about our industry as possible and welcome these investigations. “However, the danger with programmes of this nature is that the responsible, certified, legal and sustainable firms operating in tropical areas to strict Western business standards also get tarred with the same brush. They will then retreat and pull their investment from these regions, leaving only these ‘jungle outlaws’ behind. We must remember that the timber industry has an active role to play in the sustainable management of tropical forests. It encourages replanting, maintains healthy biodiversity and provides sustainable income and investment for local people. “The programme demonstrates that there can be dangers involved in doing business with high-risk, developing nations which do not have the staff or governance frameworks in place to actively police international law. In the absence of these factors, the industry needs its own robust monitoring and third-party verified measures in place to ensure best practice. It highlights the need for all consumers to be aware of the origin of the products they are buying, and for active, engaging due diligence to be conducted, never accepting any products simply on good faith. “This is exactly what the EUTR is intended to achieve. However, Panorama also makes clear that the EUTR needs consistent, high-levels of enforcement throughout the EU. It would appear that this is not happening. We will be raising the names mentioned in this programme with trade bodies in other member states and at EU level.” The UK has been consistently rated as the best performing country in the WWF Government Barometer, an annual measure of EU nations and their actions to avoid illegal material entering the supply chain. Panorama is available to watch on BBC iPlayer here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037lp1d www.ttf.co.uk

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BWF Announces New President and Council Woodworking and joinery manufacturing firms that are part of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will receive increased benefits and opportunities to participate in industry development, as part of plans announced by its new President David Pattenden. David Pattenden has already made his mark on BWF strategy, particularly for his involvement in BWF Members Day 2013. This year’s event was the biggest yet and focused on helping joinery businesses ‘shape up for the future’, including masterclasses and keynote speakers offering advice and support to BWF members on a wide range of critical legislative, technical and operational issues. David was instrumental in the decision to make a free place available to all members this year for the first time. “Making this day free to members was very important to me,” said David. “There should be no barrier for members to get involved and benefit fully from the great work BWF does. Engagement with members is the theme of my presidency. Each and every firm will get even greater value from their membership of the BWF and will have the opportunity to add their voice and shape the joinery industry of the future. Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive of the BWF, said: “Under David’s leadership, the Council and staff have a clear strategy to ensure the BWF is a strong, authoritative voice working for a profitable industry. We are member led, guided by close contact and consultation with the membership. We remain at the forefront of the political and technical debate on joinery products, health and safety, construction, skills and fire safety, so we are also introducing a new consultation and campaigns area on the website to ensure all members have the maximum opportunity to engage with upcoming policy issues and to have their say.” www.bwf.org.uk Meet BWF at Timber Expo on the Timber Accord Pavilion - Stand F1.

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Homegrown Scottish Timber for Salvation Army BSW Timber has provided homegrown Scottish timber for a unique partnership project for a Salvation Army Lifehouse in Edinburgh. The ‘Sitooterie’ in the gardens of the Ashbrook Lifehouse in the city’s Trinity area is a striking wooden outdoor structure, giving residents protection from the elements whilst also providing an attractive and eye-catching addition to the garden’s tree-lined setting. BSW Timber worked closely with design and build specialists Tog Studio to provide treated Scottish easi-edge™ C16 timber and Timeless Timber Brushwood cladding for the bespoke structure. The Sitooterie frames were prefabricated in Glasgow at the MAKLab before being assembled during a weekend working closely with the Lifehouse residents. The project was masterminded by Richard Campbell, structural engineer, co-founder and director of Tog Studio. He said: “This has been a wonderfully collaborative project bringing together a range of partners to create an instant and striking impact for the Salvation Army Lifehouse. Tog Studio’s

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ethos is on teaching practical building skills and collaborative teamwork for real projects in beautiful locations, and the Sitooterie project was a perfect example of how innovative partnerships can produce stunning results. BSW’s larch cladding and treated easi-edge timber fitted the bill perfectly, combining easy construction with major aesthetic appeal.” BSW’s Marketing Manager, Eve Johnson, added: “The Sitooterie is a genuine one-off and provides a unique showcase for the quality and appeal of our homegrown timber. Its design is flexible yet simple, bringing a striking addition to the supportive environment created by the Salvation Army Lifehouses.” As well as providing an aesthetic space for external seating, the Sitooterie can also be used as a permanent venue for outdoor entertainment or musical performances. www.bsw.co.uk | www.rootsdesignworkshop.com

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VIP LOUNGE 20I3 In keeping with trying to make all the major structures at Timber Expo real talking points, our VIP Lounge will be built by EcoCurves – a member of Jagram Group and one of the largest manufacturers of laminated timber curves in Europe. The showcase glulam lounge will be made from the same quality timber that EcoCurves use to build its signature buildings. “EcoCurves are manufactured from high quality European coniferous timber cut into thin layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic press to form its final shape,” said Paweł Cygulski, Market Manager for Jagram S.A. “Modern machinery and the use of high quality raw materials enables us to produce structural arches with a span up to 19m (soon achieving 26m after our plant modernisation). “We decided that Timber Expo would be the best place to show our capability to manufacture unique and great looking products. With that idea in mind, this year EcoCurves is sponsoring The VIP Lounge and this exclusive area will let you experience our idea of creating glulam arches.

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“Our products are characterised by high strength and quality in accordance with standard EN 14080 - GL 24C. EcoCurves is a place where you will find truly bespoke products - they are made to suit your needs. We glue timber in class D4, the glue spread is CNC optimised. We co-operate only with world leading certified suppliers. Our glulam curves are certified (GL-24, ISO 9001, FSC, PEFC and EC Certificate of Conformity) and tested in our own laboratories. “In the last 20 years we have tested most of the world's leading glue, machinery and tool brands, adding our own patented solutions to create a technologically unique production process. Our factory computers will turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes.”

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It is a place to stay and a laboratory for studying the life of a tidal creek, a collecting and collating centre with integral storage and display areas. It will take on the patina of 730 daily tides below the water line, and 365 days of weathering by wind, rain and bleaching by the sun above. The Exbury Egg, a project by SPUD Group and PAD Studio, features a western red cedar exterior and an interior skin of reclaimed wood, manufactured by boat builder Paul Baker. The Egg adopts the two key premises of ‘Lean, Green and Clean’ and ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. The potential energy requirements during occupation were determined through exploring Stephen’s anticipated daily routines, including a consideration of the variations that would result from seasonal differences. Totton delivered the western red cedar, with its supplier Lathams being a sponsor at the launch event. Other timber sector sponsors include Howdens Joinery, SJG Carpentry and KJ Kilford Carpentry Contractors Ltd. “James Latham is delighted to be sponsoring the project because it’s involving schools, is deeply environmental and demonstrating a fascinating use of timber,” said Paul Latham, a director at Lathams. Funders include Arts Council England and the Paul Hamyln Foundation. The Egg will be ‘tethered’ like a boat and will rise and fall with the tide. The light touch and basic nature of the Exbury Egg aims to re-appraise the way we live and to properly consider sustainably the future use of natural

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resources. You can see more about this project at the Wood

A floating timber ‘egg’ artist’s residence has been launched on the River Beaulieu near Southampton with materials support from Totton Timber and James Latham. The Exbury Egg will be a temporary, energy efficient self-sustaining work space for artist Stephen Turner in the estuary of the River Beaulieu.

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Awards where it has been shortlisted in the Small Project category. It is also being covered in the Timber Talks Session 8 Engineers & Timber: ingenious structures.

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Housing Growth Will Drive Construction Recovery The latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association anticipate construction output growth of 2.2% in 2014 and 4.5% in 2015. The recovery will be led primarily by private housing in the short-term, with infrastructure activity expected to further boost activity in the medium-term. This is in addition to the results of the latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) which reported that housebuilding had been increasing at its fastest pace since June 2010, a solid increase in construction employment levels and ‘the

strongest degree of positive sentiment about future output since May 2010’. The survey indicated an increase in all areas of construction in July, with housebuilding leading the way. The CPA urged some caution, given the low starting point. Earlier this year the industry had seen its lowest levels since 2001 and even with growth in the second half of this year, output was likely to fall 1.5% for 2013. The Association noted several key risks to construction, most notably the dependency of the housing recovery on

both a wider economic recovery and government support. However, the CPA forecast is for construction to recover from 2014 with Growth over the next 12-18 months on account of a surge in housing sector activity, which is beginning to benefit from the Help to Buy scheme which underwrites the deposits of homebuyers, as a key reason for a rise in demand for new homes, in addition to the Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme.

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Coillte Business Figures Surge Ahead Coillte, Ireland’s leading natural resources company recently announced an operating profit before exceptional items of €35M for 2012. The annual results also show Coillte Group turnover increased by €3M during 2012 to €262.2M an increase of 1%. Acting Chief Executive Mr. Gerry Britchfield said: “Coillte delivered a strong financial performance in 2012, a challenging year in our main markets, and I am pleased to report that we delivered an operating profit of €35m.” “The construction sector, where Coillte generates the majority of its revenue, remains a challenging environment both domestically and overseas. I am confident however that we can continue to face these challenges by seeking out new markets and increasing the range of products and services we offer. In 2012 as part of our transformation we restructured our forest business, with a view to enhancing the commercial value of all stages of the forestry production cycle.” “We have also been driving innovation in this area and with this in mind the Board of Coillte approved plans to invest in our SmartPly facility in Waterford Port, subject to shareholder approval. This investment will protect the value of the Irish

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forest products sector as SmartPly is the primary pulpwood outlet on the island and will underpin 400 direct and indirect jobs in the South East and provide a strong platform for further job creation.” Coillte employs 1,000 people in Ireland, the UK and Europe, across four main business areas: forestry management, manufacture and export of wood panel products, renewable energy and land management. Export sales account for 56% of Coillte Group turnover and 65% of this figure was sold into the UK market in 2012. www.coillte.com

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A proposed 34-storey tower in Stockholm that will be an ‘ultra-modern residential high-rise building’ is being designed by Berg | C.F. Møller Architects and Dinell Johansson and is set to be a flagship for CLT. HSB Stockholm – Sweden's largest housing association turns 100 years old in 2023 – and by then an innovative and sustainable apartment building will have been completed in Stockholm. Three groups of architects are currently in the process of preparing competition proposals for the spectacular building which will be situated at one of three plots. For the Västerbroplan plot in the Marieberg district, Berg | C.F. Møller has drawn up plans for a 34-floor wooden apartment building. The building is designed around a CLT structure with stabilising concrete cores and will act as a new characteristic landmark and meeting place in the city. Pillars and beams will be constructed using solid wood and inside the apartments all windows, ceilings and window frames will be made from timber, allowing the material to also be visible from the outside through the large windows. Both social and environmental sustainability have been considered as part of this project: each apartment will be equipped with an energy-efficient glass-fronted balcony and the building will receive energy from solar panels situated on the roof. At street level there will be a café and a nursery and, in a new neighbourhood building, all residents in the area will be able to enjoy a marketplace, gym and bicycle storage location. www.cfmoller.com

Stockholm Moves CLT to Greater Heights Across the world cross laminated timber is pushing the limits of what wood and those working with it can do

X-LAM Alliance Launch Revolutionary Online CLT Specifier Tool at Timber Expo In response to market demand and spurred on by ProTimber 2012 feedback, the X-LAM Alliance has developed a revolutionary interactive online system to advise professionals on how to meet building physics performance for thermal, acoustic and fire requirements when specifying cross laminated timber (CLT). The CLT Construction Specifier is performance parameter based – requiring the user to define a measured level of performance and the system will automatically present a range of compliant and accredited details to meet the specification. Developed by a large team of architects and engineers, this innovative online technical guide has detailed drawings and comprehensive information on over 130 cross laminated timber systems and build-up solutions for ceilings, roofs and walls,

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including exterior, internal and partitioning walls. It is effectively a digital search specification tool for cross laminated timber, which ensures professionals, can have the required technical performance characteristics at the push of a button.

This is one of the first online information portals containing the design data necessary for high level decision makers, project managers, designers and architects to specify CLT as a first choice timber building system.

The ingenious search system is simple to use. By setting a sliding scale to the correct specification - for example 60 minutes for fire resistance, 50 dB for acoustics and 0.2 U-Value for thermal requirements - only the cross laminated timber systems which meet the correct performance will be identified and selected.

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The CLT Construction Specifier will not only select the correct systems to meet the brief but also define the complete material characteristics required and recommends specific material types/suppliers where appropriate.

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES ACTIS ACTIS is a French SME based in the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France, specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative building insulation products, such as thin reflective multifoil insulation, wood fibre insulation and membranes for roofs, walls and floors. ACTIS has recently launched the Hybrid range – a new range of thermally efficient products whose performance, once installed in buildings, matches that predicted in the lab. www.insulation-actis.com

A & J Scott Ltd A & J Scott Ltd is one of the UK’s leading independent home grown sawmills. We supply sawn timber nationwide for a variety of uses, principally in the outdoor and garden products, fencing and landscaping sectors. We offer wide ranging cutting capabilities and also supply pressure treated products. We are also one of the country's leading hardwood round timber merchants, providing hardwood of all species and qualities. We are FSC-certified and source timber from sustainable, managed forests. www.ajscott.co.uk

Architab archiTAB Timberframe CAD software is a panel design tool giving you more flexibility to work with an existing CAD drawing or starting from scratch. Key features include: Standardised panel sizes 2400mm, 3600mm. Automatic panels. Automatic Gable Panels. Soleplate & Headrail layouts. Schedules in drawing and exported to csv. Pockets Beams. 3D model. Additional timbers can be added to panels manually, offering you a bespoke package ideal for house types, commercial buildings and more. www.architab.co.uk

Bernard Sims Associates We are independent health and safety consultants who use extensive practical experience to help you manage risk effectively. Under the CDM Regulations, we carry out hundreds of jobs as CDM Coordinator every year. We have the construction experience to suggest safe and economical methods of work as well as do the paperwork. We adapt our services as legislation evolves and keep our clients informed about how to discharge their obligations. www.bernardsimsassociates.co.uk

Bostitch Bostitch is a world leader in the manufacture of fastenings, tools, compressors and accessories, offering a wide selection of the highest quality nails, staples, pins, clips and other assorted fasteners. Custommade automated solutions are also available for anyone looking to control the cost of their fastenings operations. Part of the Stanley Black & Decker company, Bostitch has its origins in the US and operates a number of sites across the UK and Europe. www.bostitch.co.uk

British Gypsum At British Gypsum – the UK’s leading provider of plasterboard and drylining solutions –we have increased focus on offsite manufacture. Our offsite solutions range contains innovations that are structural, A1 fire-rated, moisture resistant, have enhanced fixing capability, fully recyclable and come in sizes up to 6m x 2.5m. All product solutions are complimented with high quality services including our technical advice centre, plasterboard recycling service and UKAS-accredited test centre. www.british-gypsum.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES BSI (British Standards Institution) BSI is a global organisation that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Comprising over 2,500 staff, BSI is led by Chief Executive Howard Kerr from its HQ in London. BSI helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably. BSI’s standards are underpinned by a collaborative and rigorous approach honed over decades: working with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop the standards for excellence. www.shop.bsigroup.com

Buckland Timber Buckland Timber is a British glulam manufacturer based in Crediton, Devon. We offer a flexible, made to order service for glulam beams including bespoke elements such as large spans (up to 27m), portal frames and curved beams- as well as standard stock sizes. We manufacture from both imported European Whitewood and locally grown species such as Larch and Douglas Fir. We also manufacture prefabricated structures and can offer in-house structural design advice. Buckland Timber are PEFC and FSC certified. www.bucklandtimber.co.uk

Bullet Woodscrews Bullet woodscrews: All the firepower you need! Innovative product creator Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) introduces Bullet, the new name in premium quality woodscrews. Bullet is a super fast, high performance woodscrew. Time is of the essence for your customers as it impacts their livelihoods. A fast screw means they can sink more screws per battery charge on their power tools and get the job done quicker. Visit us on stand B27 at Timber Expo. Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) is a leading wholesaler of branded power tools, hand tools and site equipment. www.birchwoodpricetools.com

Button-fix From washrooms and fit-outs to exhibition and display stands, this innovative, secret fixing is a must have for fitters, designers and architects alike. The concept is simple: the Button is attached to one surface and the Fix to the other. When the two parts are brought together they fit with a satisfying click. Button-fix is designed to be incredibly strong and has been tested and certified by independent test house ‘Sandberg.’ Easy to fix the in the first place, it also allows the panels to be removable and reconfigurable at a later date. www.button-fix.com

Bureau Veritas Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification; delivering high quality services across a wide range of sectors to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas UK Limited provides assistance throughout the whole development and operations process, from raising awareness of the relevant standards and the implications they have on a business, through to ensuring compliance and providing advice on performance improvement. www.cptimber.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES BPC Building Products BPC Building Products is a manufacturer of a wide range of timber-fixing components and builders' metalwork. The company has been supplying the UK construction industry through a network of merchants and distributors since 1977, giving us over 35 years of industry experience. BPC fixings are tried and tested, and are recognized throughout the industry as being trouble free and long lasting. Their quality systems meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 ensuring the consistent quality of their products and services. www.bpcfixings.com

Cellecta Cellecta manufacture a range of high performance acoustic and thermal insulation products suitable for timber frame applications. Cellecta’s ScreedBoard® 28, is the only single layer acoustic treatment for timber floors with a Robust Detail (E-FT-5 & E-FT-6). ScreedBoard®’s excellent airborne and impact sound reducing performance is complimented by an easy to install interlocking edge detail that doesn’t require any screws, direct tile application and a super thin profile (20/28mm). The board’s low thermal resistance (0.05m2/kW) also makes it ideal for underfloor heating applications. www.screedboard.co.uk | www.cellecta.co.uk

Coastal Group Nationwide joinery specialists Coastal will be launch the new VO3 Catalogue - 160 pages of detailed product information, colour images and technical drawings - all spiral bound in one complete ‘workshopproof’ A4 guide. Featuring a full range of joinery products, the catalogue includes new products such as the gliding HS Portal ‘Lift & Slide’ door system, the expanded folding and sliding door range, the Tritus ‘Flush Casement System’, Tempo Weatherseals and much more. www.coastal-group.com

Coed Cymru Coed Cymru, the Welsh Timber charity, promotes the sustainable management of woodlands and forests in Wales. It encourages and facilitates the use of home-grown timber to bring about environmental, economic and social benefits by working with the public, private, academic and third sectors on a wide range of activities: woodland management, timber processing, product innovation and marketing. Speak to us if you are interested in Welsh timber, endgrain products, Tŷ Unnos sustainable construction system or thermally treated Larch. www.coedcymru.org.uk

Cogent Cogent specialise exclusively in built environment product and process innovation supported with intelligent marketing strategies and techniques. We have a variety of skills to enable your product development and manufacturing initiatives to succeed. Product and process development can drain resources within an organisation, so with a partner like Cogent you can be assured of a well-connected network of experts that will see your ideas and process efficiencies flourish - ensuring rapid business operational improvements and routes to market. Whether for new build or retrofit applications we would love to assist you in fast-tracking your ideas and solutions to the market. www.cogent-consulting.co.uk

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES Combilift Combilift will once again be exhibiting models from its wide range of 4- way forklifts designed for the space saving and safe handling of long and bulky loads. Now the truck of choice within the timber sector, Combilift has been at the forefront of handling innovation since it was established and continues to introduce new models on a yearly basis. Visit the stand to see the latest developments in the sideloader and the electric range as well as old favourites. www.combilift.com

Concept Distribution Concept is a wholesale supplier of quality building products and our ranges include KTX professional Woodscrews, collated drywall screws, collated woodscrews, collated autofeed tools, gas fired nailers and nails, Durofix Li-ion power tools and other products. Our philosophy is simple, we aim to offer high quality, innovative products at competitive prices. www.conceptdistribution.co.uk

COSMA Responding to a European wide trend in the wood flooring business towards keeping a lower inventory or stock, COSMA is meeting this new demand with a compact super machine for pre-finishing wood flooring. For the small to medium-sized wood flooring companies, they can simply carry a smaller range of unfinished wood flooring and pre-finish with our state of the art machine line, instead of carrying a wide range of colours www.cosma.nl

CPD Specifier CPD Specifier is mailed to a unique database - 9,727 named individuals created by the DCE regional CPD Networking Events. Produced three times a year, January, May and September, CPD Specifier covers Civils & Structurals; Floors; Hard Landscaping; Modern Construction; Parks & Play Provision; Repair & Refurb; Roofs; Security & Fire Protection; Soft Landscaping; Sustainability; Timber Products; Walls; Doors & Windows; Structural Repairs. www.directcontactexhibitions.com

DeckWise DeckWise® products have been engineered to assist professional builders and homeowners to construct better decks. Our budget-friendly products are designed for ease of use and dependability, ultimately resulting in decreased labour time, increased building efficiency by at least 30% and beautiful, longer-lasting decks. DeckWise® professional grade decking screws, tools and hardware emerged from the opinions of builders across the USA and by an overwhelming margin, these professionals requested the same things: affordable and hassle free deck building products that genuinely work well with hardwood, PVC, and composite decking. www.deckwise .com

Dupre Minerals Micashield (DM651) is the next generation of fire protection products offered by Dupré Minerals Ltd. DM651 requires little or no preparation of timber and lends itself to automated coating of factory produced products. It can also be retrospectively installed in existing areas where fire presents a high risk. It is a one coat aqueous system, requiring no specialist equipment for application and has been specifically developed to protect timber from the spread of fire and primary and secondary ignition. www.dupreminerals.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES EcoCurves EcoCurves is a member of Jagram Group - one of the largest and renowned manufacturers of laminated timber curves in Europe. Our main advantage is total flexibility - from 1 to 10.000 pieces of non-typical shape and dimension. All our products undergo strict quality control, we have ISO 9001, FSC 100%, PEFC, TUV certification. EcoCurves are manufactured from high quality European coniferous timber cut into thin layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic press to form its final shape. When needed arches are drilled and cut to length and shape with high-end CNC machinery. www.ecocurves.co.uk

Egoin Egoin Timber Construction are specialist designers, fabricators and erectors of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels accredited with the European Technical Approval (ETA) certificate. We are also experts in timber frame, glulam and modular construction systems, manufactured in our facilities to the highest standards with locally sourced, PEFC-certified wood. Our portfolio includes multi award winning projects of almost any type and any shape across Spain, France, Portugal and the UK, including Passivhaus and Minergie-Eco certified buildings. www.egoin.co.uk

Epicor Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and service organisations, including BisTrack our solution for timber merchants and timber related companies. With over 40 years of experience serving smaller, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has over 20,000 customers in 150 countries. www.epicor.com/uk

Ghana Forestry Commission Ghana is meeting legality requirements for the EU market so that all timber from Ghana originates from prescribed sources and with owner consent. Loggers at the time of harvesting must hold a valid contract (TUC) issued by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources. Ghana has principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers which are compatible with internationally accepted criteria and indicators compatible with other international initiatives. www.fcghana.com

Intumescent Systems Intumescent Systems provide Envirograf速. The Envirograf速 brand was established in 1983 and quickly evolved to become a leading force in fire containment technology. Envirograf速 produce a huge range of passive fire prevention products from small gaskets to a huge range of paints for spread of flame at 30 and 60 minutes integrity on timber. If you have a fire protection problem with timber, we may have the solution. Make sure that you come and see us later this year at Timber Expo 2013. www.envirograf.com

ISO-Chemie The technical requirements for energy efficient and long-term building seals are increasing all the time. Our innovative product solutions have a positive effect on the energy balance of buildings while promoting a healthy internal climate at the same time. Factors such as airtightness, permanent movement, weather resistance, emissions free, thermal and acoustic insulation as well as humidity and fire protection are important properties of a standard conforming building seal. www.iso-chemie.de TimberExpo - NEC - Birmingham - 24-25 September 2013

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES IWT/Moldrup IWT/Moldrup has been active in industrial wood protection for more than 30 years worldwide. Besides traditional creosote, vacuum/pressure and LOSP plants and the SSV vacuum dryer in we have increased emphasis on newer wood modification processes such as chemical free thermal modification (TMT), biocide-free colourless cross-link techniques, and biocide-free cost-effective silicates for an all-in wood and fire protection, as well as combined processes with thermal modification with enhanced properties for use-class 3.2 (decking). www.moldrup.com

JJ Smith JJ Smith offers new and used woodworking machinery solutions for a wide range of wood processing companies. The company has a specialist division to supply equipment for the timber frame and SIP industries, including automatic sawing and framing lines. They also offer a complete range of stand alone or integrated briquetting presses, pellet mills and shredding machines that can be specified to suit customers individual production requirements. www.jjsmith.co.uk

Johann Pabst Holzindustrie Fine-grown, sound-knot, high-quality alpine timber is the basis of our products that we make according to standard or tailor them to our customers' requirements. When the Styrian cembran pine region is often referred to as a paradise for hikers, we like to explain this with the absolutely beautiful landscape with its endless pine and larch forests. Here, we have been processing local round timber into highquality products for over 60 years. The sea level of 800 metres creates ideal conditions for the famous Pabst timber, which we deliver for further processing of the pine and larch products in Obach from a catchment area of 150 kilometres. www.pabst-holz.com

KdB Insulation Visit KdB Insulation at Timber Expo to see how our products give you choice, extra performance, and cost savings for your insulation applications. Our new Airgreen Hybrid system is clean, cost effective and with little/no waste, not to mention additional acoustic performance. You don’t have to stick with the traditional ways, there are more cost effective alternatives with longer lasting performance for your timberframe structures. www.kdbinsulation.com

Leadon Timber Frame Leadon Timber Frame is committed to client satisfaction, value and quality. We manufacturer a variety of structures ranging from single domestic dwellings, multi-storey apartment blocks, nursing homes, modular buildings and town houses. We manufacture open panel, closed panel and SIP panels and also offer timber web joists, insulation and plasterboarding. We make it our business in offering cost efficient energy packages. www.leadontimberframe.com

Mayr-Melnhof Holz Mayr-Melnhof Holz is one of the leading European players in the engineered timber industry. The company has four sites in Austria and Germany. The product range comprises sawn timber, glulam beams and special components (Duo-/Trio- and Quattro beams, laminated ceiling elements), crosslaminated timber panels, 3-ply structural panels, concrete formwork technology, pellets and briquettes. By working with timber merchants, engineers, architects and commercial clients the group is a one-stop producer and advisor for perfect timber solutions. www.mm-holz.com 112

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES M&M Timber M&M Timber produce an extensive range of innovative high quality, machined round timber and associated products from their 25-acre site in Worcestershire. The majority of M&M timber is carefully selected from FSC-certified, well managed forests and other controlled sources. Every process from responsible purchasing (EUTR), debarking, machine rounding, profiling and manufacturing is undertaken with precision and attention. M&M Timber aim to be the UK supplier of choice to the agricultural, landscaping, amenity and play, home and garden market sectors. www.mmtimber.co.uk

OHRA OHRA is one of the leading manufacturers of cantilever racking in Europe. For more than 30 years we have provided high quality storage systems, especially designed fo the timber trade and joinery and carpentry workshops. All modular racking systems are custom-fitted to match existing floor space and to integrate into your workflow.We can custom-build your warehouse using our racking system with roof and wall cladding and provide you with the right storage solution for your product range. www.cantilever-racks.co.uk or www.ohra.co.uk

Phi Group Phi Group is the largest retaining solution specialist in the UK. We offer a complete Design, Supply & Install service across our wide range of proprietary retaining and slope stabilisation systems. Permacrib is our proprietary timber crib retaining wall system, used extensively in the UK for over 25 years on a wide range of projects. It is the only system on the market with BBA accreditation and has a design life of 60 years. www.phigroup.co.uk

Platts Stop burning and see the financial rewards. We offer a tailor made service for all our clients offering ‘realistic’ cost-effective solutions that usually result in an income stream. If you are producing waste wood residues that are currently burnt, then during the summer months this material can be collected to earn a substantial income. We offer a flexible approach, to suit individual requirements in terms of service, quantity, frequency of collections and offer a national all year round service. www.plattsrecycling.co.uk

PTG Treatments PTG Treatments is a dedicated provider of industrial timber pre-treatment. Our treatment centres throughout the UK, cater for local and national markets with a full range of timber protection products and processes to choose from. Preservative treatments are now available with extended performance warranties. Fire retardant treatments for internal or external use and new for 2013 inclide a range of surface coating options, all factory-applied to keep your wood looking its best. www.ptgtreatments.co.uk

Panel, Wood & Solid Surface Panel, Wood & Solid Surface is a leading magazine for the timber industry, with a loyal readership of joiners, carpenters, shop fitters, kitchen fitters and furniture manufacturers. Published by Pawprint Publishing Ltd, each issue contains an exciting mix of news and relevant features. As well as being mailed out to carefully selected companies, each issue is available for free download from www.pawprintuk.co.uk/issues.htm in PDF format. Pawprint Publishing Ltd supports the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People www.hearingdogs.org.uk TimberExpo - NEC - Birmingham - 24-25 September 2013

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Resistant Building Products The new 6mm Resistant Multi Pro XS is a more cost effective solution for a breath able, racking board which is also non-combustible. With 6mm XS it gives the Timber Frame Manufactures even more solutions during the build phase. Multi Pro XS has been used in many timber frame construction for many reasons as situated in the BRE innovation park as used in the renewable house was used as the internal cladding board, fire rating and a breathable Render Coating, That the benefit of using Resistant Multi Pro XS. www.resistant.co.uk

Radar Communications Radar are a multidisciplinary marketing and communications team with a vibrant and forward-thinking approach. We specialise in building technology communications, working exclusively in this sector for leading-edge manufacturers that are developing or launching the latest built environment solutions, components, products or systems. We are truly unique – our technical understanding of products, manufacturing processes and management systems gives us a complete understanding of our clients’ business and technology. We translate this understanding into a dynamic set of services from brand communication to business development using our market knowledge and lead generation expertise to provide a truly comprehensive communication service. www.radar-communications.co.uk

SCA Timber SCA Timber are major suppliers of certified joinery timber to the builders’ merchant, retail and woodworking sectors. We are sponsoring the Timber Expo Media Centre for the first time this year. SCA was the first forest owner to produce a carbon footprint for its timber from seed to finished product in the UK in 2009. Its parent, the SCA Group of Sweden, is world-renowned for its sustainability,ethics and corporate responsibility. www.scatimbersupply.com

Schaffitzel + Miebach Schaffitzel + Miebach specialise in high-quality, sophisticated timber engineering as bridges, special structures and industrial buildings. The company develops innovative concepts and design solutions – with its integrated engineering and design office – and implements unique buildings. Schaffitzel + Miebach are one of the leading companies in Europe that specialise in timber bridges. With innovations such as timber-concrete composite construction and defined quality standards the company contributes to advancing the field of modern timber bridge design.of 60 years. www.schaffitzel-miebach.com

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Sioo It is a bold claim to be the technology leader in the wood protection field with so many players and products. Sioo are leaders because we have approached the challenge differently. We have discarded the old solutions with their harmful biocides and drawn on nature to provide a natural highly effective process for protecting wood of all types. Sioo gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and is completely friendly to people and the environment. www.sioo.co.uk

Stakapal Stakapal are leading UK manufacturers of cantilever racking and members of SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) and have supplied the Timber Industry with storage solutions for over 45 years. We provide a concept to completion service from design, manufacture to installation. www.stakapal.co.uk

TECO TECO have been manufacturing timber connectors, straps and joist hangers for over 30 years and take great pride in the fact we have remained fully committed to being a British manufacturer with our main focus being on product strength and on-going innovation. TECO’s products are designed and engineered for ease of use on site by our experienced and reliable team offering a friendly, consistent service. Our products are trusted for exceptional technical performance, quality and simplicity, we manufacture without compromise. www.tecoproducts.co.uk

Thermowood Suomen Lämpöpuu Oy (SLP), founded in 1999, is one the pioneers in the world for producing thermally treated wood products. Our main product groups are decking and cladding made of PEFC –certified northern pine and spruce. SLP places great value on the fact that our products are environmentally friendly and natural. By respecting these values and listening to the wishes of our customers we seek to provide in our products both quality and luxury. www.suomenlampopuu.com

Tilly In modern production processes and with respect for our natural resource Wood, TILLY natural wood panels are produced with special skill and quality monitoring in Althofen.The wide product range impresses with its variety of wood types and the broad spectrum of application and design possibilities. TILLY natural wood panels are the guarantee for quality and convenient working in harmony with nature. Flexibility in production and a Europe-wide distribution network ensure that we provide true satisfaction for our great circle of customers. www.tillypanels.com

Timbermark Timbermark is a marking systems company focused on the timber industry. We are known for our high resolution inkjet printing systems for sawmills and pallet manufacturers. At Timber Expo we will announce two NEW products. One is a low-cost inkjet system using HP-technology cartridges, suitable for low-volume planer grade stamp and end stamp applications. The other is a high resolution system using a UV-curing ink, able to print on glossy surfaces and with WHITE ink. www.timbermark.co.uk

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Timóleon Timóleon designs, manufactures, services and supplies underfloor heating (UFH) and surface cooling systems. These state-of-the–art controls and ventilation systems easily integrate with traditional or renewable technologies. Our team of experienced project managers will plan and design our underfloor heating system to work with your specified construction. Timoleon products are able to transfer energy up to 60% more efficiently than other UFH systems. Timoleon UFH systems have been tested at BSRIA and we have the results to prove they work. www.timoleon.co.uk

TTBS Founded in 1897 the Society has changed with the times over the intervening years but still endeavours to provide assistance to those past and present members of the timber trade in need. We have four Trustees and nine regional volunteer committees. Representatives from these committees together with the President, Vice President, Past-Presidents of the Society and the Trustees and General Manager make up our Board of Management. Representatives of the regional committees visit existing and new beneficiaries on a regular basis to make sure that we are providing the most appropriate help. www.ttbs.org.uk

Wallbarn Wallbarn Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of specialist materials for construction for roofing and landscaping. Products include a comprehensive range of support pads designed as a fast and easy way to create level timber decking on roof decks built to a fall. They also support timber decking off waterproofed decks in order to provide correct drainage and prevent timber standing in idle water. Timber decking tiles are also available to be used in conjunction with our support systems. www.wallbarn.com

W Howard Group The W Howard Group are manufacturers of MDF mouldings, products include skirtings, architraves, window boards, door casings and door linings. The product range consists of over 160 profiles and sizes and finishes in white primed, veneered and laminated. As well as a vast core range offering, bespoke products are also available manufactured to order. Primer Mould, Primer Mould +Plus Veneered, Polyco and the new Profyl Extreme MDF manufactured with Medite Tricoya. www.whoward.co.uk

Würth Group The Würth Group is a worldwide market leader in its core business – the trade of assembly and fastening materials. Würth currently consists of over 400 companies in 84 countries and has more than 66,000 employees on its payroll. Over 32,000 of these are permanently employed sales representatives. In 2011, the Würth Group generated total sales of EUR 9.7 billion (according to our preliminary annual financial statement). www.wuerth.com

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The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the only qualifying body for professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology and is internationally recognised. The Institute has its own Royal Charter and under this Charter the objects are:

As a membership based organisation, CIAT is owned by and operated on behalf of its members with a growing network of members who are based around the globe.

• to promote, for the benefit of society, the science and practice of Architectural Technology; • to facilitate the development and integration of technology into architecture and the wider construction industry to continually improve standards of service for the benefit of industry and of society; • to uphold and advance the standards of education, competence, practice and conduct of members of the Institute thereby promoting the interests, standing and recognition of Chartered Members within the industry and the wider society. Chartered Architectural Technologist is a protected title and can only be awarded by CIAT. Chartered Members of the Institute may use the designation MCIAT and the title of Chartered Architectural Technologist. The Chartered qualification demonstrates equality with fellow professionals in the built environment such as architects and surveyors and is recognised by organisations ranging from banks through to government offices and other major clients. The Chartered status allows Members to set up their own practice and provide a full architectural design and contract administration service to the public, as the lead consultant. As such CIAT has a Code of Conduct which all members must comply with. In particular Chartered Members who set up their own practice must register with CIAT and in addition it is a mandatory requirement to hold professional indemnity insurance if providing a service directly to clients.

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In support of practising Members, CIAT produces a range of documents and information notes and works with sister Institutes in providing additional services. CIAT works closely with universities in the UK and in other countries and Accredits and Recognises undergraduate degree and postgraduate degrees in Architectural Technology as providing the necessary underpinning knowledge to allow graduates to progress to Chartered Membership. CIAT Accredited Honours degree programmes must also comply with the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology. As a membership based organisation, CIAT is owned by and operated on behalf of its members with a growing network of members who are based around the globe. This network is open to all members creating a huge resource and knowledge base. ww.ciat.org.uk

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VISITOR ESSENTIALS Visitor Information Having moved to the NEC – Birmingham this year we have made getting to and from Timber Expo the easiest it has ever been…with much more parking and regular trains and planes from Birmingham International. Here are some of the key bits of information that you need to get to the show. See you in September…

Where & When Timber Expo has relocated to the NEC Birmingham. The event will be held in Hall 8 on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 2013.

of travel options available, including train, car and plane! For more information about our travel options please visit: http://www.timberexpo.co.uk/visit/travel-and-accommodation

Opening Times Tuesday 24th - 09:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 25th - 09:30 - 16:00

Registration & Entry to the Show Timber Expo is FREE to attend but to save you time on arrival and make entry into the show as smooth and stress-free as possible we encourage everyone to pre-register online at: www.timber-expo.co.uk/book. Badges are not posted out before the show and are to be collected by visitors at the registration desks which will be situated at the entrance to Hall 8. Electronic joining instructions and a Unique Registration Number (URN) will be emailed to pre-registered visitors before the show. Printing of badges will be easy and simple by scanning of a barcode or entering the URN provided. Badge holders and lanyards will be provided once your badge has been printed.

Visitor Guide To ensure that all visitors know what is happening during the show we produce a Visitor Guide for collection at the registration desks and entrance to the show. Visitor Guides are free and contain details on all elements of the show including; the full Timber Talks programme, Toolbox Talks programme, Exhibitor list and Floorplan.

Travel & Parking The NEC is located 8 miles east of Birmingham. The central location of the NEC means that there are a wide range

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There will be plenty of car parking is available. Parking is not in the Timber Expo tenancy and is chargeable by the NEC at a rate of £10.00 per day. There is also an option to pre-book parking on the NEC website: www.thenec.co.uk

Accommodation There is a wide range of accommodation close to the venue to suit all requirements and budget. We recommend that you book early to secure your accommodation. Event Express are our nominated hotel booking agent and they will be able to help you find accommodation in the area. For more information please visit their website: www.eventexpressuk.info/index.asp?e= Timber13

Facilities The NEC offers a wide range of facilities including restaurants, newsagents, toilets, prayer rooms and cloakrooms. More information is available on the NEC website: www.thenec.co.uk Refreshments will be available within Hall 8 for purchase directly from the NEC. A number of Visitor Lounges are provided to ensure a relaxed environment in which visitors can network and review literature and exhibitor information collected.

All information about Timber Expo 2013 can be found online at wwwtimber-expo.co.uk

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