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Inside: Fabric First Seminar Theatre | Timber Talks Programme | Structural Timber Association | Industry News | Case Studies | Exhibitor and sponsor profiles plus much more


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imber Expo 2013 is beginning to move towards an important phase of activity. As you will see inside this issue the show is taking shape and looking in fine form as the exhibitor and sponsor list continues to grow and some important elements of the show develop. The Timber Talks seminar sessions are in the final stages of being confirmed by TRADA and we firmly believe that they deliver an exceptional level of expertise and advice on what timber is capable of. Speakers from heavyweights such as Mace, Willmott Dixon and Architype will be available plus a range of superb industry case studies. And all for free…

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The Timber Talks will take place inside two seminar theatres that showcase the exceptional versatility and low carbon benefits that timber offers. The Fabric First Theatre will be delivered by Frame Wise and B&K Structures Solid Wood Theatre will both prove beyond doubt why an airtight building envelope and advanced closed panel timber technology are proving such popular ways to build. Timber Talks will run in tandem alongside our separate Toolbox Talks, these exhibitor-led specialist sessions will focus on a variety of key issues effecting the day-to-day work of everyone working with wood. One of the most exciting and far reaching developments to take place over the last few weeks has been the rebranding and repositioning of the UKTFA as the Structural Timber Association (STA). The STA will be formally launched at Timber Expo and you can read more on p30. The STA rebrand sees the organisation given a more contemporary feel to represent not just timber frame, but all users of structural timber products, including CLT, SIPS and Glulam. Hopefully it will prove to be a powerful trade association with real clout and influence across Construction UK. Reflected in the move to the NEC, Timber Expo is becoming a truly national timber show and with so many overseas exhibitors signing up, it is well on the way to becoming an international one – make sure you take some time to visit the many exhibitors bringing fresh products, inspirational new concepts and new supply chains from outside the UK. Enjoy the read… 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.

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Fabric First Our Seminar Theatres will host the Timber Talks sessions and be real life examples of timber in action.

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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.

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Gold & Silver Sponsor Profiles – read more about our latest front line sponsors and what they will be presenting at this year’s show.

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Structural Timber Association – To be formally launched at the Timber Expo. What will this bold ‘new’ trade association hope to achieve and who is involved?

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Bronze Profiles Take a look at our newest bronze sponsors and find out what they will be unveiling later this year.

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Timber Buyers Forum Sponsored by Vandecasteele and one of the most popular parts of the show for networking with business contacts old and new.

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International Exhibitors Take a trip around the world with our increasingly varied group of exciting overseas talent.

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Timber Trends – Industry news and story snapshots of what has been happening across the timber world recently including Grown in Britain.

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FABRIC FIRST SEMINAR THEATRE Optimising low energy performance One of the key focal points at this year’s Timber Expo will be the Fabric First Seminar theatre – designed and built by Frame Wise to showcase the evolution of engineered timber solutions. The latest timber technology will be integrated into the construction and the Theatre will be divided to showcase advanced internal finishes together with cutting-edge external cladding highlighting the optimum fabric solutions. A full range of innovative panel systems will be on show, including the ‘Wise Wall’ closed panel series. The structure of the Wise Wall 'T' panel incorporates a 'breathable wall' which negates condensation build up within the structure giving the Wise Wall panel solutions an assured performance – from conception to completion. The discussion around sustainability once centred on renewable technologies, now the well-established, Fabric First approach has heightened awareness of the benefits of applying such building principles and as a result, the market demand for innovative products which deliver superior thermal and airtightness properties has dramatically increased. The shift towards Fabric First principles was foreseen by the senior management team at Frame Wise. By developing the products used and the construction methods employed, Frame Wise found it possible to achieve what many have wrongly regarded as the holy grail of sustainable construction - namely to significantly reduced thermal conductivity with relatively minor changes to construction methods at little or no extra build cost. For Managing Director Simon Orrells, the event has particular significance this year: “As a great advocate of the Fabric First approach, it is fitting that Frame Wise has been invited to build the Fabric First seminar theatre. We have built our reputation on pioneering timber frame as a construction method and have continually developed our services to reflect the changing needs of the market. This is a progressive sector and again this year we will be launching another new innovative system to complement our Wise Wall range.” A section of the Theatre will be dedicated to air testing. Visitors will see first-hand, live demonstrations which provide clear evidence of the superior thermal and airtightness properties of the Frame Wise systems, which are the ideal as the basis for modern energy efficient buildings. The Fabric First theatre will host a full programme of informative Timber Talk seminars including ‘Fabric First - fit and forget,’ presented by Frame Wise and their expert team will be on-hand at the adjacent stand B28 to offer advice on hybrid engineered timber systems. More technical information can be found by visiting www.framewiseltd.co.uk

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Timber Expo will set out the best in sustainable construction and innovation at the Birmingham NEC this September. With only three months to go before the doors open, here are some essential highlights not to miss.

Exhibition Floor & International Content A huge range of companies from all four corners of the timber industry will be unveiling their latest products and services. Overseas exhibitors include organisations from Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. Timber Talks A key element to the show and a central part of the Expo experience. The free seminar sessions will provide a valuable learning tool based around case studies delivered by industry experts. The Timber Talks programme has been developed by TRADA with themes and specific topics based on fresh market research and feedback from the 2012 event. Seminar Theatre 1 – the Fabric First Theatre Built by leading timber frame specialists Frame Wise, the Fabric First theatre will extoll the virtues of building with an airtight building envelope and its superior thermal properties in mind. Seminar Theatre 2 – the Solid Wood Theatre Built by B & K Structures, this eye-catching building will showcase the strengths of timber and advanced closed panel timber technology. Toolbox Talks A new section of 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. Timber Buyers Forum Sponsored by Vandecasteele, these 30 minute appointments are acknowledged as one of the successful and dynamic parts of the show giving attendees a perfect way to build business relationships in a formal but relaxed environment. Wood Awards Shortlist 2013 The 2013 shortlist will be unveiled and on show throughout Timber Expo and you will be able to hear more about the projects in the Timber Talks programme. Timber Accord Pavilion Sponsored by Timbmet, the Pavilion will be situated at the heart of Timber Expo on the main exhibition floor and will be a unique opportunity to touch base with leading trade bodies representing the supply chain of the forestry and timber industries. Careers in Timber Area While there continues to be a drive for higher skills levels everywhere in the timber and construction sectors, these skills are constantly changing. Hosted by ARV Solutions, pop in to see what your options are either for moving job, changing career path or securing the best calibre new employee. Media Centre 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.

Keep up to date with show developments at www.timber-expo.co.uk

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Two Full Days | Eight Seminar Sessions | Two Theatres One Fantastic Opportunity to Learn Timber Talks will deliver an unrivalled collection 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! The full programme is in the final stages of being refined by TRADA and will be published online with speaker details and biographies at www.timber-expo.co.uk You will also be able to read it in full in the autumn 2013 issue of Expozine with a full Show Preview. The Timber Talk sessions will take place over a morning or afternoon on the 24-25 September, starting on the hour, with six talks in each of the eight sessions described below. Talks are 25 minutes each, including 5 minutes for Q&A and will be chaired by a leading figure in the timber industry.

Here is a flavour of what to expect...

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From Blueprint to Building: a client and contractor perspective Timber is grabbing the headlines for all the right reasons. Clients want to hear more about it. Contractors want to use more of it and when talk comes to the retail, education and healthcare environments, customers love to be closer to it. The speakers in these sessions will explain some of the reasons why timber is so highly regarded and how BIM can solve many riddles surrounding low carbon benefits. Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability - Construction, Mace Phil Lewis, Head of BIM, Willmott Dixon Natalie Roberts, Environmental Manager, Land Securities

“Why do we need to integrate our processes, we are doing alright at the moment? Other industries needed to change so is it our turn? If so, is BIM the solution?” Phil Lewis, Head of BIMM, Willmott Dixon

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Low Energy High Impact: mixing efficiency and effectiveness Climate change is a reality and Construction UK is under pressure to design, develop and deliver more energy efficient buildings. This session will try to debunk some of the myths surrounding lightweight construction and thermal mass, dissect the new Part L and assess the best ways to measure and monitor building energy performance. Confirmed speakers include: Richard Partington, Partner, Richard Partington Architects Jonathan Hines, Partner, Architype Craig Strachan, Development Director, Sylva Group

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Organic Mechanics: connecting engineering and a renewable resource Engineered wood solutions continue to be one of the timber sector’s real success stories and bring strength, flexibility and aesthetics to building design. Precision factory-controlled manufacturing means reliability, cost certainty and speedy delivery of this natural renewable resource. What are the prospects for UK-grown glulam and CLT and what will the future hold on the road from research to commercialisation? Confirmed speakers include: Gavin White, Structural Engineer, Ramboll UK David Crawford, Research Consultant, Edinburgh Napier University Patrick Fleming, Cambridge University

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Designing the Future: TTJ Innovation Awards Innovation is the lifeblood of the timber industry. This collection of special presentations from the shortlisted projects from the Timber Expo/TRADA-sponsored TTJ Innovation Awards will give a glimpse at what the timber industry may be doing in the years to come. Displaying a cross section of challenges the entries show how a difficult economy and new building regulations create amazing opportunities for innovative thinking, fresh approaches and effective new products. The Winners and Runners-Up will be announced at the TTJ Awards in London on 12 September 2013 - at which point the speakers in this session will be confirmed.

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Grown in Britain: creating a reliable UK supply With a remit to create a new and stronger ‘market pull’ for products derived from UK woodlands and forests, Grown in Britain is trying to tackle issues surrounding the use of home-grown raw materials and raise interests in forests for all the community. How exactly can companies help to grow the forestry cover in the UK and importantly, how can the UK timber industry make best use of a potential readily available supply for a shorter supply chain? Confirmed speakers include: Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, CONFOR Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise, Forestry Commission

“Timber if responsibly sourced can be an environmentally sound material choice. In the built environment sector, standards like BREEAM and LEED and project certification help promote responsibly sourced timber, but what more can be done to promote this? Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability - Construction, Mace

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For more information on the Timber Talks programme visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk/whatson/ttseminars

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Pushing Boundaries: stretching imaginations What is on the horizon for timber and wood-based products? What are timber’s construction limits and what is possible? Some of the largest projects in the world now have timber at the centre of their success and this is set to grow across the globe. Presentations from this session include Canary Wharf/Crossrail station – part of the largest infrastructure project in Europe – plus ‘living’ bridges and the latest on the boom in multi-storey timber buildings. Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Waugh, Partner, Waugh Thistleton Simon Smith, Partner, Smith & Wallwork Ralph Parker, Architect, Price & Myers

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Architects & Timber: striking designs Engineers & Timber: ingenious structures Both sessions will focus on exemplar case studies that explain the ways that architects and engineers are employing timber to its fullest potential. Whether it is employing wood for its massive visual appeal or utilising it to its structural limits, these presentations will cover a wide range of applications. With nearly 400 projects entered into the Wood Awards 2013 – making it the best year ever for entries – Sessions 7 & 8 will draw on some of the shortlisted projects and examine these stunning examples of timber usage in more detail. Case studies will be drawn from a variety of sectors, from major commercial schemes, schools, hotels, restaurants and public facilities to smaller self-build homes and privately funded projects for non-commercial clients.

TRADA Stand Seminars Throughout both days talks will also be taking place on TRADA stand no. B9

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Tuesday 24th September 2013

Wednesday 25th September 2013

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

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

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

11.00 – 11.30

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

12.00 – 12.30

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

12.00 – 12.30

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

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EU Timber Regulations – 6 month update Speaker to be confirmed

13.00 – 13.30

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

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

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

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

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JOIN UP NOW 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

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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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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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GET BETTER CONNECTED TRADA UNVEILS 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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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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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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Delivering Cost Effective Timber Solutions Whether you are planning an ambitious commercial project or a new social housing scheme - Frame Wise offer a specialist timber frame service with no limitations to the size and scale of the project their dedicated team of designers, engineers and modern factory facility can manage.

Frame Wise’s timber components are created in a factory-controlled environment, giving vastly improved levels of project efficiency with low levels of construction waste alongside faster, safer onsite working practices.

Fast, Flexible and Sustainable Timber delivers flexible, cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing and precision engineered low carbon buildings. It is a major part of the offsite construction methodology and achieves greater consistency and quality of design. Frame Wise’s timber components are created in a factory-controlled environment, giving vastly improved levels of project efficiency with low levels of construction waste alongside faster, safer onsite working practices. Frame Wise has developed the Wise Wall Closed Panel System to address the areas of thermal bridging, air leakage and thermal mass. The S Series is based on a single panel system with U-Values ranging from 0.18 to 0.23 W/m2K. The T Series is a development of our Twin Frame System with U-Values ranging from 0.11 to 0.14 W/m2K using a standard 270mm deep panel. The Wise Wall S and T Series can be delivered completed with factory fitted windows. These solutions have been designed to deliver superior thermal and airtightness properties and are ideal as the basis of a modern energy efficient building and have been created to meet the demands of architects, public sector clients, selfbuilders, care home and student accommodation developers and the affordable housing sectors. Why Timber Matters - from Forest to Factory Floor As a responsible organisation, we are committed to climate care and the reduction of our carbon footprint. Timber is widely considered the most sustainable mainstream building material with the lowest embodied CO2 of any

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commercially available products. Using wood saves on average 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide per cubic metre compared to other building materials such as concrete and steel. Timber delivers a high-performance building solution that directly contributes to achieving high Code for Sustainable Homes Levels. Using timber technology is a huge motivation in achieving Excellent/Outstanding BREEAM ratings and demonstrates a high commitment to environmental best practice and Corporate Social Responsibility. Frame Wise is a family owned, financially stable business, working directly with clients and industry partners to deliver first class projects on time, on budget and to exacting requirements. Frame Wise sources timber from well managed forests with full traceability and has FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody. We pride ourselves on our quality which shows in our many industry accreditations including: BM Trada Q Mark, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Achilles Building with Confidence. The Fabric First Seminar Theatre at this year’s Timber Expo will be designed and built by Frame Wise to showcase the evolution of engineered timber solutions. The Fabric First Theatre will host a full programme of informative Timber Talk seminars including ‘Fabric First - fit and forget,’ presented by Frame Wise and their expert team will be on-hand at the adjacent stand B28 to offer advice on hybrid engineered timber systems. www.framewiseltd.co.uk

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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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Inspired Sustainable Solutions Formed in 2011, the X-LAM Alliance formalises a long standing working relationship between B & K Structures and Binderholz. The Alliance is at the forefront of European research and development in the cross laminated timber sector, bringing to the UK construction market a seamless and consistent way to supply cross laminated timber (X-LAM). Innovative The X-LAM Alliance’s award winning team provide an all-encompassing in-house design, drawing, manufacturing and installation services for cross laminated timber structures (CLT). With 50 highly experienced and dedicated experts in structural analysis, detailed solutions, building physics, consultancy, planning and CNC wood processing logistics. Speed Being a largely prefabricated off-site solution, specifying cross laminated timber avoids the need for internal columns within rooms and reduces construction time and onsite waste. Factory manufactured to exceptional levels of accuracy, specifying cross laminated timber ensures minimal defects, which improves construction and project delivery time, reduces costs and maximises efficiency on all levels. Strength Cross laminated timber is a highly stable timber solution which has little shrinkage or movement post construction. The large bearing area means that cross laminated timber panels deliver an extremely high axial load capacity with high shear strength to resist horizontal loads. It has proven multi-storey capability and with plasterboard, provides acoustic performance in excess of Building Regulations and makes a substantial contribution to the U-Value requirements.

construction material and can produce greener buildings with a lower carbon footprint. The timber is sourced from well managed forests and by offering only PEFC or FSC certified timber, the Alliance ensures a fully transparent Green Supply Chain. Chain of Custody certification at all levels can prove legality and sustainability of the construction products used. Airtightness Air leakage is a significant cause of heat loss and therefore airtightness is a major contributor to energy efficiency in buildings. Airtightness characteristics of cross laminated timber structures are excellent and values can be achieved which contribute significantly to high BREEAM ratings and Passivhaus standards. Delivering Exceptional Results With award-winning buildings in education, commercial, residential, transport, sports and leisure facilities and healthcare, the X-LAM Alliance is focused on delivering exceptional results – completing projects on time and within budget. 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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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, including CLT, SIPS and Glulam.

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The timber frame industry 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. Lawrence Young, chairman of UKTFA 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 11 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 through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research. Lawrence Young, chairman of UKTFA said: “This rebrand strengthens what the UKFTA has always stood for and as the STA we will be stronger and more inclusive. The UKTFA leads the industry in terms of quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service, and this work will continue under the STA banner.”

need for the new STA. We will continue to stand up for quality within the industry and drive the agenda towards a greater use of timber within UK construction.” The Structural Timber Association will officially launch at Timber Expo on 24 September 2013 and will be open to: manufacturers of structural timber products and systems, supply chain members, erectors and designers. Associate membership is available to end user clients, specifiers including architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors, house builders, developers, stakeholder groups and public sector bodies. www.uktfa.com

With support from key organisations including TRADA and interested stakeholder bodies who have all recognised the value in broadening the remit of the new Structural Timber Association, this move has been welcomed by the industry. Andrew Abbott, chief executive of TRADA, added: “This rebrand comes as the timber industry undergoes change and is in response to that. TRADA welcomes the move, is fully supportive and looks forward to developing closer links with the STA in the future.” UKTFA board member and leading industry stalwart Simon Orrells of Frame Wise comments: ”The benefit to my business of being part of the UKTFA has always been clear – we benefit from networking, expertise and access to the latest in research. To see the organisation evolve and embrace a wider remit as the timber sector grows, is of even greater benefit to us and I look forward to the next stage of this influential organisation.” Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the UKTFA said: “We have spoken far and wide within the industry and taken soundings from across the board to confirm the

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Toolbox Talks will be an in-depth programme of FREE seminars and workshops dedicated to timber technology that will run across both days of the show. New for Timber Expo 2013, this section of 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 in the main seminar theatres and will be held in a purpose built 30 seat presentation theatre which is exclusive to exhibitors at Timber Expo. A selection of Toolbox Talks sessions include: Aptus Fasteners UK Ltd HCS (HECO Calculation 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. Cellecta 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. Coillte Panel Products – Medite Tricoya 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.

JJ Smith Woodworking Machinery An introduction to the advantages of using modern automated framing and cladding machinery in the 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. 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 EUbased customers. Wiehag 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.

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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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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

COCIS is committed to ethical, impartial, and objective academic research and works as a team to delivery the highest level of quality with its industry partners. COCIS is a centralised knowledge base

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

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.

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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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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

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

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

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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

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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 in buildings. It’s this longterm benefit of utilising timber in buildings that the Timber Trade Federation continues to promote.”

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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. “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

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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: 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. www.sca.com www.scastimbersupply.com

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CASE STUDY 1 Passivhaus Schools

Throughout Timber Expo you will be able to see and hear about various projects that have used timber to its fullest potential across a range of different disciplines and applications. Here are a few examples of how timber has been used to exceptional levels.

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Architect: Structural Engineer: Main Contractor: Joinery: Wood Supplier:

Bushbury Hill Primary School Bushbury Hill Primary School is a new, radical, all timber construction primary school plus a 30 place nursery and facilities for a local ‘Multi Agency Support Team’ in Wolverhampton. It was designed to achieve the Passivhaus standard and the extensive and integrated use of timber was a fundamental part of the sustainability strategy and certified timber was specified throughout. Timber was used in every aspect of the construction, including:

and rubber flooring, recycled carpet, entrance matting made from recycled car tyres, and natural organic timber finishes. The form and section of the building is carefully designed to reduce energy consumption by maximising natural daylighting and passive ventilation and carefully controlling solar gain. Particular attention was given to reducing thermal bridging in the construction and to achieving excellent airtightness which is required to achieve Passivhaus.

• prefabricated timber frame panels (external and internal walls, intermediate floors, and roofs) • glulam columns and beams to create large span spaces • timber cladding to all external walls • triple glazed timber windows • extensive use of exposed timber internally • hardwood external furniture

The new £4.09m new school building is seen as a flagship project for many as it is the first primary school to achieve Passivhaus certification in the UK.

Specifically the following timber products are used: • 100% timber frame structural system comprising of an inner loadbearing structural layer and an external ‘duvet’ layer of insulation (warmcell – recycled newspaper) • Paneline & Panelvent timber sheathing to external walls and roofs • untreated UK grown Douglas Fir cladding, fixed on untreated softwood battens • Passivhaus certified timber windows • wall and ceiling linings - birch faced ply, hit and miss softwood ceiling battens, joinery - oak stairs, plywood decorative balustrade, beech handrails, birch faced ply furniture, ply dado, ply skirtings, ply cills and architraves. Image: Architype Ltd/ Leigh Simpson Photography/ Wood Awards

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The use of timber was complemented by the specification of a range of other sustainable materials including linoleum

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CASE STUDY 2 CLT & Healthcare

This is the first use of solid laminated timber in a tertiary healthcare environment. The project, funded as a 50/50 partnership by the NHS and the hospital’s Forever Friends fundraisers, has resulted in a dramatically different and improved environment in which the hospital can care for the 500 premature and sick babies that it looks after each year. The design process involved extensive consultation with staff, external specialists in neonatal care and parents. Client:

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Healthcare Architect: Structural Engineer: Main Contractor: Wood Supplier:

The NICU is constructed from CLT panels. These form a breathable wall construction with wood fibre insulation and timber cladding. Timber was selected as a quick, clean, quiet form of construction, appropriate to the acute healthcare environment, and the proximity to the existing delivery suite which remained operational throughout construction. Timber was selected for its low embodied energy and excellent air-tightness, particularly in this fully conditioned environment. Exposed timber internally creates a sense of calm, which with the excellent quality of daylight, helps reduce stress and raise spirits for the parents and staff.

of tangible benefit to parents, staff and babies. Feedback on the unit has been overwhelmingly positive from parents, staff and the wider community.

Consultation with interested parties from Infection Control specialists to Cleaners and Maintenance staff ensured that the innovative use of timber will not prejudice best practice in healthcare environments. Every detail was evaluated, from the joints which may open as the CLT acclimatises to the incorporation of an upper level service spine which will allow maintenance access without compromising the privacy and dignity of babies and families.

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Sustainability in construction and use was central to the design which has achieved BREEAM Excellent. The team were adamant that the new NICU should not be a one-off showcase for sustainability, but should serve as a template and catalyst for sustainable healthcare design by challenging existing standards and defining new targets in the health sector. The building is a case study for a new generation of healthcare buildings and a benchmark for best practice. It incorporates replicable strategies which are demonstrated to pay back in a defined period, in a beautiful environment which is

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New Q-Deck Lunawood thermowood decking comes with a 20 year warranty. Its special grooves accept Q-Grip slip resistant strips meaning grip can be applied where required and is fitted using a concealed decking clip system meaning a fixing free look can be achieved.

New FSC速 certified Q-Deck Garapa Hardwood Decking is smooth all round allowing you to choose the preferred face. This kiln dried decorative hardwood also known as Brazilian ash is moderately durable, very strong, hard and tough and has a very smooth finish that creates classy looking decks.

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AT THE HEART OF TIMBER EXPO Widely acknowledged as one of the highly successful and appreciated parts of the show, the Timber Buyers Forum will return in 2013 in a fresh format to provide a simple, structured and highly effective way for buyers to meet with new and existing suppliers. This exclusive gathering ground is co-located within Timber Expo and takes place on 24 & 25 September 2013 at the Birmingham NEC. Driving Business Forward We know that time is at a premium at any exhibition you visit. Too much work, too many people, a busy seminar schedule and not enough time to meet everyone you should. The result is you come away from the show having missed out on making significant contact with key people that could have a huge impact on the future of your business. The Timber Buyers Forum will be located at the heart of Timber Expo in the main exhibition space and is designed to be

one of the truly exclusive parts of the show. The Forum team will organise a bespoke programme of handpicked supplier meetings, relevant seminars and networking events to help fulfil your immediate to longer term project needs. This is all tailored to you. With time a critical element, you can be more efficient in what you do across the two days and maximise the potential for creating and exploiting the best of business from Timber Expo.

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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.

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Partnerships in the Making This focused 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 at Timber Expo. 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 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 Buyers to visit the main exhibition and attend seminars. In the event that a Timber Buyers Forum participant cannot attend for the full day, or can only attend for part of the day, a reserve person will be required to attend in their place. This reserve person must also meet the qualifying criteria. Handpicked Appointments The Buyer will select at least one day – either 24 or 25 September 2013 – in which to participate in the Forum. Buyers 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 Timber Buyers

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

For more information on the Timber Buyers Forum and the exclusive benefits of taking part including ‘access all areas’ passes plus lots more visit: www.timber-buyers.co.uk or contact: Forum Manager: julie.richards@timber-expo.co.uk

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Emmanuel College Library, Cambridge The new extension and refurbishment of Emmanuel College Library, Cambridge is a project of considerable subtlety and complexity, with timber used as structure, cladding and internal joinery. It improves access to all parts of the library, provides additional reader spaces, including individual reading carrels, book storage space and new offices.

The brief stipulated that the architect should work with the existing library building and extensions. The timber skin extends around Cruickshank & Seward’s staircase tower and unfolds along the south-east facade of the Stokes building to create valuable new spaces within. Timber is used for structure, cladding and interior fitting, chosen as the most suitable material for its light weight, low embodied energy and recyclability, its local provenance, good insulation properties and appearance. The perimeter brick walls to the Cruikshank & Seward 1970s building were removed and the existing reinforced concrete floor areas extended with the addition of timber framed ‘pods’ projecting around the perimeter at the three upper levels of the building. The pods are supported on a steel structure of columns and beams: the beams run at the base of the pods at first floor level and transfer the load to columns which run at the external perimeter of the ground floor. After extensive ‘buildability’ discussions with the contractor, it was decided that the pods should be constructed offsite and craned into position. The pods provide more than 30 new reader carrels for private study. A lightweight prefabricated Kerto timber structure was used for the construction of the fourth floor reading room, with the load transferred to the existing concrete

columns of the building below. This allowed a large new room to be provided without overloading the existing structure. The resculpted Cruikshank & Seward structure is clad in vertical ‘board-on-board’ lengths of sweet chestnut, a locally sourced and sustainable timber. It ripples around the whole of the new envelope, folding into fins on the south and west side. The 100mm wide, 22mm thick sweet chestnut cladding boards are fixed in continuous nine metre vertical lengths; in spite of their length, they are very stable, being made from short sections of coppiced sweet chestnut, finger jointed and glued together in the workshop with opposing grain directions and fixed with marine grade stainless steel screws to the timber structure. In order to express the quality and texture of the timber, the boards have been left untreated and are expected to weather to a silvery grey over time.

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The building interior is finished with bespoke oak veneer panelling and solid oak reader desks and shelves. The internal joinery, including vertical board panelling, desks and readers’ chairs are designed to complement the external fins. The ground floor window frames are made from oiled solid oak internally with laminated sweet chestnut sections externally. Responsibly sourced sapele was stained to match the original African walnut in the restoration of the Stokes building.

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CASE STUDY 4 M&S Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port In January 2007 Marks and Spencer (M&S) launched Plan A, a commitment to combat climate change, reduce waste, use sustainable raw materials and help its customers lead healthier lifestyles. As part of this plan, the company started to develop a series of ‘sustainable learning’ stores to trial new technologies. The store (17,650m2 gross internal area) is arranged over two floors. The structure is a steel and glulam hybrid frame and comprises 48 steel columns which support the first floor and rise above it as a series of tree-like splayed arms, supporting curved glulam beams which run in a wavelike formation to create an undulating roof. Using over 36,000 stainless steel bolts, the glulam beams are fixed by means of steel cruciform connections to the splayed arms, which are fixed in turn to the primary structure with forked connections. The glulam beams comprise 38 lamellas of whitewood and incorporate carbon fibre rods to prevent delamination at the crowns of the arched roof. The first floor structure, a series of steel beams on a 5 x 10 metre grid, supports glulam joists and an LVL and screed floor with a finish of floor tiles. The glulam joists and LVL are exposed to act as the ceiling finish on the ground floor. The external walls of the store consist of prefabricated timber-framed panels developed by Lime Technology. The panels, generally 2.4m high, 4.8m wide and 400mm thick, are filled with a lime-based insulating material and a hemp and flax fibre insulating quilt, to achieve a breathable wall with a U value of 0.12W/m2K. The panels, together with recycled glass wool insulation within the roof, help to regulate internal temperature.

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integrated before commencement of manufacture. This also had a positive benefit in the reduction of waste materials. As part of the M&S Plan A, all timber used in the store was required to be FSCcertified. This was a challenging demand, especially considering the huge amount of timber used. • The glulam beams are of pure FSC European whitewood sourced from Austria and Germany. • The western red cedar cladding and external brise soleil were FSC-sourced from Canada. • Modular walling carcasses and LVL (laminated veneer lumber) structural flooring were from mixed FSC sources. • The glazing system incorporated FSC Bavarian European whitewood. • General internal joinery timber is European whitewood, sawn softwood, OSB and plywood • Benches were made of recycled oak sourced from the site clearance. Swift, bat and bird boxes were constructed of recycled untreated timber sourced from FSC-certified formwork off-cuts collected onsite. This flagship sustainability scheme will be covered in more depth during the Timber Talks sessions.

Timber was used, not only for its sustainable qualities but also because it was able to express the structure and honesty of the building and reduce unnecessary finishes which increase cost and energy maintenance demands in the future. All components were modelled in 3D, ensuring that the design was fully

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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.

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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.

throughout the industry such as local Best Practice Clubs, Forum activity and Demonstration Programmes.

trends and innovations that can help shape business planning and potentially assist entering new markets.

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.

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.

Membership is open to businesses operating within the Midlands – defined as the old East and West Midlands boundaries under the old Regional Development Agencies.

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.

The Built Environment Hub encourages networking and knowledge exchange by providing learning platforms to strengthen improvement

By joining a positive force for change in an increasingly difficult market, members can influence the agenda, gain industry intelligence on new

Applications will be reviewed and require approval by the Hub Strategy Board. Applicants can opt to join one or more Forums and can be assessed to become an accredited provider of the Hub Consultant Network. www.builtenvironmenthub.org

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

Supporting the Midlands Regional Best Practice Clubs:

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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 170 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 Timber 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 on the TBF see page 44.

International Exhibitors & Representatives include: American Softwoods (USA) Expertise: American softwood trade association www.americansoftwoods.com

Ghana Forestry Commission (Ghana) Expertise: Legal African timber www.fcghana.com

Aptus (Germany) Expertise: E.T.A. approved fastening solutions for offsite and modern timber construction methods www.aptusfasteners.co.uk

HESS Timber (Germany) Expertise: Glulam timber construction, timber architecture, roof structures with unique geometry www.hess-timber.com

Actis Insulation (France) Expertise: Insulation www.insulation-actis.com

IWT Moldrup LLC (Germany) Expertise: Pressure treating, thermal wood modification & fire retardants www.moldrup.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

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

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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada) Expertise: Exporting and representation of Ontario value-added wood products http://ontariowood.com/ home.html 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 Spax (Germany) Expertise: Screws and fasteners www.spax.com Sustainable Forestry Initiative (USA) Expertise: Forestry certification www.sfiprogram.org Schaffitzel and Miebach (Germany) Expertise: Specialists in design, planning & construction of timber bridges www.schaffitzel-miebach.com

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 Suomen (Finland) Expertise: Thermally modified timber www.suomenlampopuu.com Tilly (Austria) Expertise: Wood panel manufacturer www.tillypanels.com Vandecasteele Houtimport (Belgium) Expertise: Hardwoods & Softwoods www.vandecasteele.be Wiehag (Austria) Expertise: Timber construction www.wiehag.com Wurth (Austria) Expertise: Global trade of fixing and assembly materials www.wurth.co.uk For more on exhibiting information visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk or email: loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk

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BRITAIN The Grown in Britain initiative is continuing to push forward the profile of UK woodlands and get more people everywhere involved in our fantastic forests. Grown in Britain: creating a reliable UK supply is also one of our main Timber Talks sessions featuring Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive - CONFOR and Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive - Forest Enterprise, Forestry Commission Timber Talks Session 5. The Grown in Britain week will run 14-20 October 2013 and will include a range of ongoing projects. These include social projects and charities that are taking school children into UK forests and woodlands, skills based enterprises that are teaching woodland skills to the unemployed, woodland development projects for sustainable production of wood product, innovative businesses and clients that are procuring locally and utilising British timber. Grown in Britain is set to create a new and stronger market pull for the array of products derived from our woodlands and forests as well as develop private sector funding that supports the planting and management of woodland and forests through funding from corporates as part of their corporate social responsibility policies.


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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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BDP Set to Design UK's Greenest Building Norwich councillors have given the go-ahead for a new low carbon exemplar building for the University of East Anglia within the Norwich Research Park (NRP). BDP’s engineers are working on the NRP Enterprise Centre which will push the boundaries of the University’s already established approach to developing energy efficient buildings. Working with Architype, the project will be the UK’s first commercial building to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating and be Passivhaus certified. The project is on target to be a ‘carbon sink’, through maximising the use of local materials and construction. It will not only provide a low embodied carbon building but help stimulate the local economy and traditional skills. Timber will come from Thetford Forest, straw for the innovative

prefabricated thatch panels from Norfolk and building materials such as rammed chalk, heather and flint will all be locally sourced and fabricated. Half of the building will provide lettable floor space for SME start-up businesses including offices, meeting rooms and hot desks, with the rest housing teaching and learning facilities for the University. Construction is expected to start this summer to allow the centre to open in January 2015.

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Wood First Plus Gathers Momentum The first elements of a comprehensive new online database for construction professionals on timber’s technical performance and environmental characteristics will soon be live. The new information resource is the central element of Wood for Good's Wood First Plus initiative to make it easier and more attractive for architects and other specifiers, designers and builders to choose and use timber.

"The emphasis before was spreading the word about wood in the broadest sense," he said. "Now we're getting more specific and focused on providing the data, such as life cycle analysis and BIM-applicable information, to help the construction sector use wood and feel more comfortable in specifiying it – and it will also help in navigating the EU Construction Products Regulation and CE marking." www.woodforgood.com

It will include timber and wood products life cycle analysis, and other data for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM), the software-based approach for all parties working on a construction project to plan and manage it, and shape its cradle to grave environmental performance. Architect Craig White, a leading exponent of modern timber building in the UK and Wood for Good's new chairman, said the new project underlined a transition in the campaign.

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Napier University Launches MSc in Timber Engineering With the rising global interest in sustainable construction, the use of timber as a primary building and engineering material is steadily increasing. This is creating more and more opportunities and demand for engineers who want to work with timber. The MSc Timber Engineering is unique in the UK. It helps meet demand through developing engineers with the diverse range of skills needed to become a competent and resourceful timber engineer (i.e. equipped with the

relevant training in analysis, design and assessment of timber structural systems). In particular it provides a tremendous means for a graduate civil engineer to specialise in timber and really help to progress their career within a growing and relevant specific sector. The course is offered by Edinburgh Napier’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment and is available in Fulltime, Part-time and Distance Learning modes. www.napier.ac.uk

PEFC Chain of Custody Fully EUTR Compliant The 2013 PEFC Chain of Custody standard has been revised and the new PEFC ST 2002: 2013 offers companies an efficient mechanism to demonstrate compliance with EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) requirements.

market. It sets out mandatory procedures designed to minimise the risk of illegal timber being sold and applies to both imported and domestically produced timber and is therefore relevant for companies globally.

The standard was revised over the past 18 months to satisfy the specific conditions of emerging and existing legislative and regulatory processes, with a particular focus on the EUTR. Five companies, Papernet, Puumerkki, Steelcase, Weyerhaeuser, and Zellstoff Standal, volunteered to pilot test the requirements adding on-the-ground experiences to the deliberations of a multi-stakeholder working group involving over 300 comments received during the global public consultation.

There will be a transition period of 9 months until 24th February 2014. During this period any new certifications, re-certifications or surveillance visits may be conducted against either the existing standard or the new standard. From the 24th February 2014 all new certificates, re-certifications and surveillance audits will be against the new standard. www.pefc.co.uk

The EUTR, which entered into force in March 2013, prohibits illegally harvested timber from being placed on the EU

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NHBC Advocate Fabric First A new guide by the NHBC Foundation advises that a fundamental review of housing design is needed if the UK is to produce successful low carbon homes for the future.

With new homes containing more technology than ever before, the housebuilding industry faces unprecedented challenges to build homes that achieve zero carbon performance

The NHBC Foundation guide Designing homes for the 21st Century – lessons for low energy design explores the challenges of designing zero carbon homes and helps identify the processes needed to achieve cost effective and practical design. It finds that current design and procurement practices need to change if these are to be addressed. With new homes containing more technology than ever before, the housebuilding industry faces unprecedented challenges to build homes that achieve zero carbon performance whilst providing a comfortable and healthy indoor

environment. There are concerns that new technology may not be delivering to its full potential and the drive to conserve energy could inadvertently invite other problems such as overheating and poor indoor air quality. The aim of the guide is to promote a better understanding of the 'whole' without getting drawn into the detail of specific technological solutions or regulations, proposing a model for planning new homes that splits into four stages: evaluation, best practice, integration and optimisation. It advocates a 'fabric first' approach making sure that insulation, airtightness and ventilation are designed to give the best practical performance before low carbon technologies are applied. www.nhbcfoundation.org/ 21stCenturyhomes

Sidewinder Incising Technology for Timber Rounds Following the successful launch of their new EXCALIBUR incising machine for sawn timbers in April, Tweddle Engineering, working in partnership with Lonza Wood Protection, can now offer their innovative SIDEWINDER incising technology for machined timber rounds to timber treatment and sawmill companies. “Lonza has helped us to identify the key requirements of their customers and we believe the new SIDEWINDER technology provides a robust, cost effective and intelligent solution for the market. The new design is based around a number of patent pending features that will deliver impressive and consistent incising results,” said Derek Tweddle of Tweddle Engineering.

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SIDEWINDER can handle timber lengths up to 2.4m and diameters from 65mm up to 225mm with full post incising or an option for just part incising of the post length, if required. Incising speeds are up to 40m per minute. Both EXCALIBUR and SIDEWINDER incising technologies can be demonstrated to interested parties at Tweddle Engineering in Cumbria or at customers’ own premises. To arrange a viewing contact Tweddle directly or your Lonza regional sales manager.

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Center Parcs Go Glulam Center Parcs has transported over £1m worth of timber from Austria for its new £250m forest village in the Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire. The new swimming pool complex will be constructed using 46 glulam beams, with the longest being 70m, a record for the UK. The beams are making the 960-mile journey from Austria and will take construction workers 12 weeks to assemble the complex and secure the beams. Don Camilleri, Woburn Construction Director, Center Parcs UK, said: “The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is such an iconic building, which many families recognise as a significant feature at Center Parcs, so it is exciting that the structure for Woburn Forest is now starting to take shape. Work on site

is really progressing at pace now and we are on track for the spring 2014 opening.” In line with Center Parcs’ commitment to protecting the natural environment, the beams are sustainably sourced and are PEFC-certified. Bowmer & Kirkland was appointed by Center Parcs to build the leisure buildings and facilities at Woburn Forest, including the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, and B&K Structures are overseeing the construction, delivery and assembly of the glulam beams. Once open from spring 2014, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be heated to 29.5°C, whatever the weather. The new complex, the fifth Center Parcs in the UK will cover 365 acres of woodland. www.bkts.co.uk

Timber Biodiversity Nest for Eden Project Design Consultants Blue Forest and Jerry Tate Architects have unveiled plans for The Biodiversity Nest that will form part of the new Rainforest Canopy Walkway at The Eden Project in Cornwall. The project will provide a new high level route and a new education experience at Eden within the Humid Tropics Biome. The timber and steel-framed treehouse will sit at the middle of the Humid Tropics Biome. Two 16m bridges either side will give visitors a new way to walk through the steamy tropical environment. It forms the first phase of what will be a three year project to bring what's been described as "a new education experience" to the Eden Project, which holds the largest indoor rainforest in the world inside its huge plastic domes. Jerry Tate commented: “The Biodiversity Nest is an interesting

technical challenge as we have to provide a spectacular education space which is comfortable for visitors in the Rainforest environment, with a limited choice of materials that can cope with the aggressive environment. As well as a galvanised steel superstructure we have been experimenting with heat treated softwoods, as a substitute for robust but unsustainable tropical hardwoods, to form the timber enclosure and deck.” The Biodiversity Nest will be used as an education space concentrating on biodiversity in the natural rainforest. The walkway will be constructed in phases over the next three years.

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Standard Flawed Say BWF As part of the consultation on the BES 6001 standard for the ‘Responsible sourcing of construction products’, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has expressed its views to BRE that if the standard is to achieve the same level of credibility as material stewardship schemes such as FSC and PEFC, then it would need to see some major changes. BES 6001 has been heavily promoted as an ‘Environmental and Sustainability Standard’, with certificate holders marketing it as comparable to, or better than, the material stewardship schemes that timber has in place. The BWF has grave concerns about these claims and maintains that BES 6001 is not comparable to timber certification schemes for the simple reason that the standard does not promote sustainable natural resource management and raw material stewardship. BWF Policy Executive Matt Mahony commented: “The basic cost of implementing BES 6001 runs in to tens of thousands, but the question remains as to what this actually delivers in terms of genuinely responsible sourcing. A company supplying products of dubious extraction or origin would score well providing they had process management systems in place, but the small company supplying only certified timber would be

penalised. In this sense BES 6001 is ‘failing the Ronseal test’ and not delivering what it claims.” “In the broader interest of supporting sustainable construction, we have no issue with businesses within other material sectors working to source products responsibly through their own sector schemes. These sectors clearly have the potential to develop mechanisms that will eventually give consumers genuine confidence in the legality and sustainability of their product. They should be rewarded when this happens and not before.” In the case of a timber construction product, a purchaser is likely to find that responsible sourcing issues for their product have already been addressed in the supply chain. Timber sector businesses will be following their legal requirements under the EUTR (whereby due diligence is carried out on the source of the timber product), and, crucially, they may have FSC and/or PEFC certification on top of that, which now also encapsulates issues such as health and safety.

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Wickes Choose SCA Timber SCA Timber Supply has won the contract to supply DIY chain Wickes with all of its timber and wood-based products. The four-year supply chain agreement commences in July. SCA is taking over as supplier from Metsä Wood, which had been working with Wickes for 15 years. “SCA has been consistently growing its UK market share in recent years using

our category management approach,” said Stephen King, Commercial Director at SCA Timber Supply UK. “The agreement increases the size of our UK operations and simultaneously will strengthen our ability to service our existing and expanding customer base in the DIY retail and builders merchants sectors.” SCA had been supplying decking products to Wickes for the past year.

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Thermal Mass Study Backs Timber Frame

The results of the study showed that thermal mass in domestic buildings has a negligible effect on overheating during occupied hours.

Research commissioned by the Steel Construction Institute and undertaken in partnership with Oxford Brookes University rebuffs wider construction industry concerns that lightweight timber frame construction performs poorly. To investigate the risk of overheating across different construction types under different climate assumptions, a dynamic thermal simulation model of a typical three-bedroom house was developed using a model from Environmental Design Solutions Limited, that allowed modelling of the internal temperatures of a building as well as its heating and cooling demands. The results of the study showed that thermal mass in domestic buildings has a negligible effect on overheating during occupied hours. However it highlighted that if the climate warms in the future,

the risk of overheating may well increase. For this reason the study maintains it is sensible to consider cooling strategies that will mitigate this risk and hopefully avoid the need for air conditioning. As climate change progresses over the next few decades it will remain critical that the dwellings produced have both a low carbon impact and remain comfortable in what is likely to become an increasingly severe climate,” said Rupert Scott, TRADA Membership & Marketing Manager. “The findings of this study are therefore reassuring in that lightweight frame construction has the capacity to meet both these needs in a costeffective manner.” TRADA Members can download a summary of the research free at www.trada.co.uk/techinfo/research/

Architects Attracted by Coloured MDF James Latham’s latest addition to its portfolio is set to have a big impact among architects and designers. New for 2013, the award-winning Valchromat is a coloured MDF, in which the colour runs throughout the entire board, allowing almost endless design possibilities and giving joiners and furniture makers the freedom to achieve daring product and interior designs. With ten vibrant colours in the range, Valchromat is a true ‘one-of-a-kind’ product which is also certain to be popular within the UK shop fitting sector where bold and high impact colours are part of the specification. By adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin before

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pressing the panel, the Portuguese manufacturer, Investwood has obtained a unique and innovative product which is extremely moisture and UV resistant with considerable internal bonding properties as well as low formaldehyde emissions. “We are delighted to have been appointed as a specialist distributor for Valchromat in the UK,” said Andrew Wright, James Latham Director. “James Latham has a history and expertise in bringing new products to market and because of its unique properties and the potential wide ranging applications, we are confident it will have a big impact." www.lathams.co.uk

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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

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

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

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 60

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

TimberExpo - NEC - Birmingham - 24-25 September 2013

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Expozine summer 2013  

Timber Expo is the UK's national timber event taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 24 and 25 September 2013.

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