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TIMBER

EXPOZINE The official magazine of Timber Expo

New for 2014: Live Zone & Timber Demos | Timber & Flood Protection | ProTimber 2013 Review | Industry News | Exhibitor and sponsor profiles

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Welcome... ...to the first show magazine of 2014 and one that contains some confirmed facts and figures on the 2013 event – the best attended and most successful so far – and also maps out the road ahead for this year’s event including the new BM TRADA Live Zone. The last quarter of 2013 saw an upswing in the amount of building materials ordered and confidence is slowly starting to return to the construction sector. This will be reflected in an expanded Timber Expo this year. The 2014 event is set to be a special one as we co-locate for the first time with W14. A show that will be familiar to many readers and brings the best of the UK joinery and furniture trade to the Birmingham NEC at the same time as Timber Expo. This provides a double whammy opportunity for those interested in virtually any aspect of timber. Timber Expo 2013 had an ambitious scope of content and this year’s event will be just as tightly focused. The BM TRADA Live Zone will provide a number of free surgeries and demonstrations geared to a range of timber issues including fire door testing and CE Marking. The Timber Buyers & Specifiers Forum is now an important aspect of the show and has become crucial for those wanting to make the most of their time at the show

Find us on Facebook under: Timber Expo Follow us on Twitter under: @timberexpo Join our Linked In Group: Timber Expo Participate in Timber Buyers Forum: www.timber-buyers.co.uk Enquiries To discuss promotional activities or book exhibition space please contact: Loretta Sales T: +44 (0) 7956 173 351 E: loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk David Smith T: +44 (0) 7932 188 881 E: david.smith@timber-expo.co.uk

and walk away with some solid business leads under their arm. We had 74 buyers and specifiers attending in 2013 from the likes of Asda, Morgan Sindall, Travis Perkins, Sir Robert McAlpine and Sainsbury’s. A ringing endorsement came with a 100% agreement on attendees to return this year. We are targeting over 100 Buyers participating in 2014. With constant rain and flooding being a part of many people’s world earlier in the year, flip to P24 for a timely piece on the role timber can play in flood mitigation and how a timber-framed structure can bring a viable and low carbon end to the misery of dredging living rooms on a more (and if climate change prediction is correct), painfully regular basis. Our usual features return, including a quick round up of some recent news you may have missed plus a spotlight selection of new show sponsors and exhibitors. Enjoy the read…

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Timber Expo 2013 Our best show yet. Check out the event’s facts and figures including a record number of visitors including growing overseas interest.

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Creative Installations The organisers want to hear from you! Last year Timber Expo had Worldscape – conceived and designed by ATMOS – as a focal point of the exhibition. We are actively looking for creative installations to showcase the virtues of timber again.

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Timber Buyer’s and Specifier’s Forum Growing year on year with 2014 set to be the biggest Forum to date. Check out some of the major names that will feature this year.

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ProTimber2013 The second ProTimber industry summit took place at Timber Expo 2103 and saw discussions centre on developing a clear response to the UK Government’s Construction Strategy 2025.

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Gold & Silver Sponsors Read more about our latest frontline sponsors and what they will be presenting at this year’s show. Gary Ramsay Editor Expozine E: gary.ramsay@timber-expo.co.uk

Brought to you by:

The views expressed in the Timber Expozine are not necessarily those of Timber Expo Ltd or TRADA but are of our sponsors and exhibitors. Media Partners

THE TIMBER INDUSTRY MAGAZINE

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Timber & Flood Protection Can timber frame solve Britain’s flooding conundrum? TRADA believe so and have a range of guidance and support to offer.

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Timber Trends Industry news and story snapshots of what has been happening across the timber world recently.

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

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Exhibitor Listings

Cover: University of Exeter Forum Photo: Hufton & Crow/Wood Awards

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EXPO 2013 > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TIMBER EXPO AT THE CENTRE OF THE UK TIMBER INDUSTRY

Highlights of the 2013 seminar programme included:

Timber Expo 2013 was the most successful in the event’s three year history with record numbers of exhibitors & visitors. With the 2014 show quickly developing behind the scenes, here is a round up of what’s in store. Innovation and Inspiration – be part of the event The Timber Focus seminars are a key element of the show. The seminar programme will provide valuable learning and Timber Expo is again looking for true innovation represented by case studies featuring eye-catching design and build expertise. If you have a project that reflects this criteria and you would like to be considered to speak in the Timber Focus seminar programme, the event organisers will be interested to hear from you. Please contact Rupert Scott at: rscott@trada.co.uk

This year there will be two theatres dedicated to top quality external speakers covering eight themes. Although still in development the sessions will include subjects that went down well in 2013 including: • Innovation – especially where timber is pushing at the boundaries of design and build • Building performance – fabric first and energy efficient design • Two sessions on case studies from the Wood Awards 2014 appealing to architects and engineers • Training and skills development • EUTR – continuing development and impact. Timber Expo attracts international visitors from across Europe and as far afield as India, Africa and the South America – all in search of inspiration and new business opportunities.

See what our attendees have to say in our show video at: www.timber-expo.co.uk/ media/industry-news TIMBER FOCUS SEMINARS

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• Architects and timber: Striking designs – the speaker line-up, featured the 2013 Gold Wood Award winning Bishop Edward King Chapel presented by Tim Marcot of Price and Myers and the Highly Commended, Festival House Tower of Love, designed by dRMM. • ‘A hint of madness in CLT’ presented by Gavin White, Structural Engineer for Ramboll UK – was extremely well received and generated excellent feedback. • ‘Life Cycle Tower’ an investigation into the commercial feasibility of a high-rise timber tower, presented by Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director at Arup really highlighted the possibilities of the multi-storey capabilities of cross laminated timber (CLT). Not only are the Timber Focus seminars an exceptional opportunity for architects and engineers to showcase outstanding work, the event presents a superb chance to network with a global audience. TRADA’s Rupert Scott said: “The new Seminar Programme format went down well with visitors and the chairmen all reported lively and engaging Q&A sessions because the sessions had great content and were delivered by people who knew their subject well.“

“The quality of enquiries that have come in since the show has been flabbergasting.” John Spittle England & Wales Sales Director, Wiehag

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < EXPO 2013

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2013 STATISTICS “There’s a good mixture of people potential customers, buyers and merchants - and most people are serious in wanting to talk about wood.”

Due to increase in international demand, Timber Expo relocated to the NEC Birmingham for the third event - with 170 exhibitors and over 4,600 visitors;

Chris Powell Managing Director, CP Timber

4,611 VISITORS 2013

TIMBER FOCUS SEMINARS

512 Architect/ Architectural Technician 442 Merchant Distributor TIMBER FOCUS SEMINAR THEATRE

441 Contractor/ Specialist Sub-Contractor 412 Engineer/ Designer 392 Other 368 Component Supplier

310 Consultant 290 Joinery/ Carpentry

135 Research and Academic Institution

244 Clients

112 Developer/ Housebuilder

212 Procurement Manager/ Buyer

86 Trade Association

172 Sustainability Consultant

81 Local Government

162 System Supplier

62 Marketing/ PR Events

42 Self-Builder 41 Housing Association 35 Surveyor 12 Planning Professional

48 Student

EXHIBITOR NETWORKING

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CREATIVE INSTALLATIONS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

HAVE YOU A CREATIVE INSTALLATION? As timber is so tactile and visually striking, Timber Expo is looking for creative installations to extol the virtues of this sustainable, strong & adaptable material. “Its really promoting innovative ideas and ongoing development in the timber industry.” Jonathan Hines Director, Architype

WORLDSCAPE VISITOR LOUNGE

Last year Worldscape was the focal point of the exhibition. Conceived and designed by ATMOS Worldscape was the vision of architect Alex Haw with the core design principle of the world unified – collectively united at a single bench. This unmissable piece of timber design formed the visitor lounge. At the entrance to the event Nacho Marti’s, Expandable Surface System created an eye-catching welcome point to the show. Based on work undertaken with partners Jacob Bek – the Expandable Surface System seamlessly linked material with

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geometry and structure in a: “morphogenetic bottom-up process, using 6.5mm birch plywood sheets.” The organisers also set out to ‘fire the imagination’ and showcase the huge possibilities of timber. Ramboll, Pryce & Myers and Enginuiti created what is affectionately known as ‘the giraffe’ by the TRADA team. This one installation, created out of plywood is inspired by a gridshell sculpture, and spread like a tree across the foyer and is now a familiar sight as part of the TRADA exhibition stand.

THESE EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATE THE BREADTH, DEPTH AND PURE CREATIVITY OF PREVIOUS INSTALLATIONS - IF ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS WOULD LIKE TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES, PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISERS AT TIMBER EXPO. OPPORTUNITIES STILL EXIST! CONTACT: LORETTA SALES TELEPHONE: +44 (0) 7956 173 351 EMAIL: LORETTA.SALES@TIMBER-EXPO.CO.UK

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SHOWCASING THE BEST OF BRITISH Built for Success This year, Timber Expo will be co-locating with W14 – the trade show for the UK joinery and furniture sector on the 07 & 08 October 2014. “The real test of an event’s success are the re-bookings,” says Event Director Loretta Sales. “58% of exhibitors signed contracts at the 2013 show for the 2014 exhibition. In addition, a further 12 new companies, who visited the show have booked space and are now contracted.”

THE HIVE, WORCESTER PHOTO: HUFTON & CROW/WOOD AWARDS

The 2014 Wood Award’s shortlist will also be on show at Timber Expo. The national Wood Awards showcase excellence in wood design, architecture and construction and has ever-growing credibility within the design community. The UK’s premier timber awards will once again recognise outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood that have taken place over the last 12 months.

The 2014 Wood Awards Call for Entries is now open. Visit: www.woodawards.com for full details.

David Venables, European Director of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and founding major sponsor said: “The Wood Awards’ role - to inform and inspire - is even more vital now than when the event was first created. Timber is increasing its share within the construction industry and is a major part of the materials pallet for furniture designers. These trends are set to continue as the real environmental benefits of using wood become more apparent. Our aim is to inspire as many people as we can to consider and use wood in their designs, and we encourage those who already do, to enter!”

“Timber Expo is the biggest showcase for Irish timber in the important UK market.”

Remember Timber Expo and all seminars are free to attend and visitors to the show will be able to see the full range of timber technologies and wood products available on the market, with a wide display of new and innovative applications for timber within the built environment. We continue to appeal to architects, engineers, clients, contractors, local authorities and specifiers looking for the latest timber and low carbon solutions.

GET INVOLVED – GET IN TOUCH PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES, STRETCHING IMAGINATIONS AND WANT TO INSPIRE OTHERS? TO APPLY FOR A SPEAKER SLOT IN THE TIMBER FOCUS SEMINAR PROGRAMME OR DISCUSS A CREATIVE INSTALLATION: CONTACT: HANNAH JONES TELEPHONE: 01743 290 001 EMAIL: HANNAH.JONES@TIMBER-EXPO.CO.UK

Richard Lowe Head of Timber Sales and Marketing, Coillte

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Key events for your diary this summer... 3rd June 2014 - Birmingham Showcasing the best of the UK & European solid wood projects CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION • Case studies on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK & Europe • Confirmed speakers, include; James Cameron Sainsbury’s

Andrew Southey Halliday Clark

Andrew Wright Andrew Wright

Jonathan Roynon Buro Happold

Tim Snelson Arup

Nick Milestone X-LAM Alliance

John Spittle Wiehag

Philipp Zumbrunnen Eurban

Paul Gandy Lend Lease

www.solidwoodsolutions.co.uk

4th June 2014 - Birmingham Explore the latest innovations in offsite technology CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION • A platform for construction clients to explore the latest offsite construction solutions • Outstanding speaker programme, including;

Andrew Ogorzalek PCKO Architects John Bedford Accord Helen Boardman Laing O’Rourke

Nigel Ingram Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Simon Reid Scape Graham Cleland NG Bailey

Graham Hogan Atkins Richard Kelly Heathrow Airport Emma Bridgewood Travelodge

www.exploreoffsite.co.uk

24th June 2014 - Birmingham CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION • Ideally suited to developers, architects, contractors, RSLs, clients and house-builders • Confirmed speakers include;

Matt Fulford Inspired Efficiency

Mark Bradbury Climate Energy Homes

Rob Pannell Zero Carbon Hub

Ben Shuster Willmott Dixon

Luke Jackson Hanover Housing

Cliff Fudge H + H Celcon

Brendan Wells Circle Housing Group

Oliver Novakovic BRE

Stewart Dalgarno Stewart Milne

www.fabricfirstevent.co.uk There are a range of sponsorship and exhibitor packages available. Multiple event discounts apply. For more information on exhibiting at the above events, contact Julie Richards:

E: julie.richards@radar-communications.co.uk T: 01743 290001


BIM COMPLIANT TIMBER FRAME Artist impression copyright of University of Exeter

Model BIM Compliant Timber Frame in Tekla Structures - Collaboration is key within building information modelling, and Tekla Structures has been at the forefront of parametric structural modelling for over 20 years. Timber frame, structural steel and concrete can all be modelled to fabrication levels of detail. Tekla Structures provides NC data for automated production, exports and imports from all major CAD and BIM authoring software. Create bills of material and mandated IFC format export for model collaboration tools such as Tekla BIMsight. For further information on Tekla Structures or to organise a demonstration of the software, please call 0113 307 1200 or come along and visit us at Timber Expo 2014, stand B71.

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TIMBER BUYER’S & SPECIFIER’S FORUM > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BUILDING BETTER BUSINESS At the heart of Timber Expo is the Timber Buyers & Specifiers Forum At the heart of Timber Expo is the Timber Buyers and Specifiers Forum – a dynamic environment for building business networks. This focused approach has a highly successful track record in creating new business relationships and facilitating meetings. All participants in the Forum have a strong desire to engage at the highest level with decision makers that have direct influence over procurement decisions. All of the Forum activities and meetings are matched to participants needs – the Forum team will organise a bespoke programme of handpicked supplier meetings with the appropriate Timber Expo exhibitors, together with relevant seminars and networking events to

help fulfil buyers and specifiers immediate and longer term project needs. The Forum provides the opportunity to extend crucial supplier networks and to find out more about the latest product innovations. Timber Expo played host to the most successful Forum to date in 2013, with 74 buyers and specifiers attending from such high profile companies as Asda, BAM Construct UK, Engenuiti, Morgan Sindall, Travis Perkins, Sir Robert McAlpine and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets – taking part in a total of 296 meetings with Timber Exhibitors from across Europe and further afield including Malaysia, Africa, Canada and America.

“Excellent way to meet the suppliers you want to see in a great environment” Niall McQuitty Director, Arctica

“A great setting for both suppliers & buyers”

“The Timber Expo Buyers Forum is a unique event that allows us to discuss new products & innovations face to face with the suppliers”

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You’re in control and via an online diary can accept, decline or request appointments

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Invitation to the exhibitor networking party and Award presentation

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The most time efficient way to meet with potential suppliers from the UK and beyond

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100% of 2013 buyers and specifiers said they would return

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Sit in the comfort of the Forum and the suppliers ‘come to you’

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We’re nice and guess what - we scored top marks for the helpfulness of our staff!

Exclusive VIP benefits – free parking, cloakroom and private visitor lounge

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BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT – HERE’S WHAT LAST YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS HAD TO SAY…

David Swarbrick Head of Model & Specification, Asda

Here are just a few compelling reasons why buyers and specifiers should attend the Forum:

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Charlie Law Head of Environmental Management, BAM Construct UK

No such thing as a free lunch – there is in the Forum and the 2013 catering scored top marks too!

“The organisers have done a great job with the forum and many of the buyers and specifiers who attended the forum have then come onto our stand - people attract people. This year’s show proved to be “even better than last year.” Genevieve Standaert Export Manager, Vandecasteele

For more information visit: www.timber-buyers.co.uk

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < PROTIMBER 2013

The second ProTimber industry summit took place at Timber Expo 2103 and saw a wide range of timber industry leaders focus discussions on the opportunities ahead for the timber sector in developing a clear and robust response to the UK Government’s Construction Strategy 2025.

PROTIMBER2013 Timber Accord Brings Rhythm to Industry Growth

The Summit was boosted by cross timber industry trade association support from BWF, CONFOR, TDCA, TIMCON, TRA, TRADA, TTF, UKSIPS, UKTFA (now the Structural Timber Association) Wood for Good, WPA, WWA and WPIF under the framework of the Timber Accord. Mark Wakeford, Managing Director of Stepnalls and advisor on the development of the Construction Strategy introduced ProTimber saying: “Business and the construction industry is changing so fast that a co-ordinated response is required by the timber sector especially as sustainability issues and the cost of energy keeps rising, the whole industry needs to act together to cope as there is a danger that the UK will lose out to the many talented overseas operators and companies.” Bring on BIMThe continual rise of BIM is providing a wealth of challenges but enormous opportunities. Concern was expressed by timber product manufacturers that BIM libraries are ‘popping up everywhere’ and it was confusing to know how best to engage. The Wood First Plus initiative was much supported by participants in the room as an open free focus for BIM data for timber products. For it to work best BIM must be used as a vehicle for collaboration before onsite work begins so the designer, contractor and engineer can get everything technically correct from the development phase onwards. “We should not underestimate the importance of the construction strategy,” said John White, Chief Executive of the TTF. “BIM and design data gives users the ability to spot technical problems early and provide a clearly defined route to

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the end-user’s needs on the right product for the application they require. But BIM is a means to an end, not an end in itself, so we must keep building on improving skills, producing better design data for BIM libraries and a better understanding on how building components are put together. That is smart construction.”

Reducing Carbon Emissions Much talk surrounded the energy consumption of buildings and product development plus how questions of embodied energy should be tackled. Here huge in-roads are being made into lifecycle analysis and the increased communication of data through initiatives such as Wood for Good’s Wood First Plus. Performance data on products such as timber windows and doors can be communicated clearly, demonstrating where and how customers can save money over the lifetime of the product, save CO2 and reduce time on the building site. When talk turned to improving trade the speakers and audience were in agreement that a better balance needs to be struck between import and export. The timber industry is in an exciting place and will become

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even more appealing with increased investment in machinery, equipment, software and improved skills development. “The window sector has seen a 34% growth in imports from 2007-2012,” said Iain Mcllwee, Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). “The timber industry is energetic and constantly moving but we need to find a rhythm to that so that its behaviour and culture takes better advantage of the huge opportunities available.” This will be helped by programmes such as Grown in Britain that will help kickstart more market development for homegrown timber and provide more raw material for UK plc. “Improving the energy consumption of existing non-domestic buildings is a key area in the government’s Construction Strategy 2025” said Rupert Scott, Marketing and Membership Manager for TRADA. “It also plays into the need for increasing rental/property values as developers consider the re-use of buildings such as offices and retail space for use as dwellings for example. Where timber can match other materials in terms of a complete service including design, manufacture, installation and even maintenance it will be well placed to grow market share in this sector, given its aesthetic appeal and environmental credentials.” Through continued collaboration and meaningful leadership, the Accord members (and industry associations individually) will be working together to prove that timber has enormous low carbon benefits, a raft of dynamic high performance products and via improved BIM data will contribute in helping make the UK Government’s Construction Strategy 2025 commitments a reality.

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GOLD SPONSOR > BM TRADA > TIMBER EXPO 2014

GOLD SPONSOR STAND: F30

Stand Information A central feature of our stand at Timber Expo 2014 will be our live zone, 100 square metres of live demonstrations, seminars and surgeries.

With a history dating back 80 years, BM TRADA is today a leading UK-based business with an international network of offices and a presence in over 70 countries around the world.

• Demonstrations will include timber species identification, grading and strength testing. You can also see how to correctly install a fire door, just how hard it is to break through an enhanced security timber widow and how effective a timber window can be at inhibiting noise. • Surgeries will cover a broad range of topics including EUTR, fire doorsets, product certification and CE Marking. • Our extensive seminar programme includes areas as diverse as cladding, engineered timber products, fire protection in buildings and acoustic products. And, of course, our team of technical experts will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions you might have.

We provide independent certification, testing, inspection, training and technical services, helping customers large and small to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance. We work with businesses in many industry sectors and offer a special focus and long history of technical excellence in product certification and testing, supply chain certification and technical services to the timber, construction, fire and furniture industries. Whether its certification, testing or training, it goes without saying that we are fully accredited by recognised accreditation bodies including UKAS, ASI and IRCA, providing customers, specifiers and end users with confidence in the quality of the services we deliver. Our certification services include management systems (quality, environmental, health and safety and energy), supply chain, (FSC™, PEFC, SFI), product/service (Q-Mark schemes for a wide range of construction products), and industry schemes (B&ES, BESCA, Trustmark and Worksafe).

For more information visit: www.bmtrada.com

Testing covers timber performance, fire resistance, reaction to fire, acoustics security, durability and weather for a wide range of products used in the construction industry including building systems, cladding and decking, doors, windows and glazing, engineered timber, fasteners and connectors, fire stopping, flooring, joinery and coatings, panel products, safety systems and structural timber. Our technical and inspection services include expert witness, product assessment, site surveys, timber frame buildings, timber properties and upgrading fire performance. Training covers audit and certification, passive fire protection, timber and construction as well as live carbonaceous training for the Fire & Rescue Service. We also offer free construction related technical information sheets and an extensive list of publications available through our online bookshop.

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Testing | Inspection | Certification | Compliance

Helping your business succeed Visit the BM TRADA live zone on stand F30 • Demonstrations including timber grading, strength testing and species identification • Surgeries covering EUTR, timber fire doorsets, product certification and CE marking • Extensive seminar programme • Team of technical experts on hand to answer your questions

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GOLD SPONSOR > POLLMEIER > TIMBER EXPO 2014

GOLD SPONSOR STAND: D32

BauBuche

INGENIOUS HARDWOOD BAUBUCHE

BauBuche includes boards and beams for structural timber construction as well as panels for furniture and interior design. With its exceptionally high strength BauBuche allows structures with significantly slimmer dimensions, compared to softwood materials. The high surface quality makes BauBuche ideally suited for visible construction elements. And the cost-efficient manufacturing technology places structures using BauBuche at the same price level as conventional softwood structures.

For more information visit: www.pollmeier.com

Wood as a building material has recently been experiencing a well-deserved revival. Its versatility as a material has long been known but its significance as a renewable resource has only been re-discovered in recent years. Until now almost exclusively softwoods were used in timber construction. To process hardwoods as building material used to be too complicated and too expensive. At Pollmeier, we have changed that. With the aid of applied science we were able to develop a completely new process technology, which allows us to economically produce top-quality laminated veneer lumber from European beech for structural applications. We call it BauBuche and we use only raw materials from local and sustainably managed forests in its production. The tree is rotary peeled in one of the most modern production facilities in Europe and transformed into a high-tech material with hardly any loss in value of the material. This is carried out in production line precision: on the one side a whole tree trunk is fed in, on the other side out comes BauBuche. Sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and cost-efficiency come together beautifully in BauBuche.

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Ingenious hardwood

hall visualization – Half-timbering, purlins, posts from BauBuche beams, shear walls from BauBuche boards

A completely new process technology allows Pollmeier to economically produce top-quality laminated veneer lumber from European beech. We call it “BauBuche” and we use only raw materials from local and sustainably managed forests in its production. In one of the most modern production facilities in Europe the tree is transformed into a high-tech material with hardly any loss in value of the material. BauBuche includes boards and beams for structural timber construction as well as panels for furniture and interior design. With its exceptionally high strength BauBuche allows structures with significantly slimmer dimensions, compared to softwood materials. And the cost-efficient manufacturing technology places structures using BauBuche at the same price level as conventional softwood structures. N/mm2

kg/m3

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680

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16.800

48

480

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13.800 — laminated veneer lumber from spruce

210.000 — steel (S235)

spruce gulam when used in a lattice girder.

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235

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11.600 — glulam from spruce (GL24h) 70.000 — aluminium

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470 2.700

characteristic

24 120

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Comparison between BauBuche and

BauBuche

Bending strength, density, and modulus of elasticity of BauBuche laminated veneer lumber in comparison with other materials. For more information, refer to the general technical approvals and the declarations of performance. (download at www.baubuche.com).

+49 (0)36926 945-163 | baubuche@pollmeier.com | www.pollmeier.com We would be pleased to send you our BauBuche box of samples for free.


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GOLD SPONSOR > TRADA > TIMBER EXPO 2014

GOLD SPONSOR STAND: C40

The leading authority on wood

Website

THE WORLD OF WOOD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The website involved a significant investment in terms of money and manhours, with design being a key element. “We really wanted a lot of ‘creative’ white space, and to reflect a contemporary look for 2013,” said TRADA marketing executive Olivia O’Sullivan. As well as the website’s new look design, there has also been an emphasis on improving functionality. Members using the site will find a wealth of information at their fingertips, with industry news on the homepage and TRADA publications organised in easily navigable categories under the heading of ‘Wood Information’. The fully searchable online catalogue includes case studies, Wood Information Sheets, Construction Briefings and much more. Members can also view all of our recent research as well as software tools like EC5Pro. Unwilling to rest on the laurels of past successes, relaxation is not on the agenda at TRADA, despite celebrating 80 years of timber expertise this year.

For more information visit www.trada.co.uk Twitter: @TRADA_ Pinterest: TRADAUK

For those lucky enough to witness the grand unveiling of the new design at last year’s Timber Expo, the previous incarnation of the TRADA website may be just a distant memory. The website was launched in November to plaudits; with ‘brilliantly designed’ and ‘a mine of information’ being amongst the adjectives used to describe it. Additionally, it represents the first of many undertakings to bring TRADA into the digital age. Using the website as a springboard, TRADA will be even more actively engaged with social media, sharing news and information within the wider digital sphere, while simultaneously offering a further channel for members to tap into the TRADA library. TRADA’s presence on social media will reach an apex at this year’s Timber Expo where we will be tweeting live from the TRADA stand, answering questions and engaging with visitors. With this new investment in social channels, 2014 is going to be a bumper year for the timber industry’s digital profile and we hope you will join us online. With 243 million monthly users on Twitter alone there’s no better time to embrace social media. So what are you waiting for? Join the conversation and visit the TRADA website or follow us on Twitter and Pinterest.

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Hundreds of design guide publications

The most comprehensive directory of timber products

Over 1100 professional design practices

CONNECT...

When it comes to timber we are the experts in every branch Join TRADA today to access the highest quality information on timber and wood products and maximise the benefits that timber can provide. To find out more about the benefits of TRADA membership please give us a call on 01494 569603 or visit www.trada.co.uk


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SILVER SPONSOR > FERMACELL > TIMBER EXPO 2014

SILVER SPONSOR STAND: C30

FERMACELL - First Name in the Frame Fermacell gypsum fibreboard is manufactured to the highest standards of German engineering, with a simple homogenous composition – recycled gypsum, cellulose fibres from post-consumer waste paper and water, with no added chemicals. All by-products and offcuts are fed back into the production cycle. Fermacell has been tested to European, UK and STA standards Growing in popularity across the whole drywall and timber frame market in the UK, Fermacell gypsum fibreboards have been widely used across Europe for over 40 years. Fermacell has a Category 1 racking strength, replacing plywood and plasterboard solutions and with its inherent robustness, it enhances the structural stability of the building. Fermacell can be installed before the building envelope is complete and it has a Class O fire and Class 1 surface spread of flame certification. Fermacell can help minimise the risk of onsite fires by containing the flames within the building and reducing the risk of fire spreading to other structures – Fermacell features in the STA Code of Practice.

For more information visit: www.fermacell.co.uk Email: fermacell-uk@xella.com

What’s more, Fermacell’s superior load-holding strength lets you fix cupboards, shelves and radiators without the need for patressing and with our large format boards, joints can be kept to a minimum. Fermacell gypsum fibre boards offer architects, installers and self-builders all the benefits of solid blockwork with the speed and flexibility drywall, combined with improved impact, acoustic, fire, moisture and load-hanging properties.

Timber frame without the fire risks? While timber frame is fast and convenient, it can carry a higher risk during construction unless fire protection is planned for and designed in. Use fermacell building board and you will have fire rating during construction, plus immense racking strength with impact and moisture resistance reducing damage and wastage. No wonder fermacell features in the STA Code of Practice - it’s a safer choice all round.

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KNAUF is a leading UK manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems. Part of the Knauf Group, one of Europe’s leading building materials manufacturers, it has a strong tradition of technical excellence and innovation in meeting the evolving needs of the construction industry. The company is also noted for its award-winning commitment to sustainable development.

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A number of the innovative products will be showcased at Timber Expo including Knauf Aquapanel Exterior, an exterior cladding system which is ideal for use on timber-framed and timber-battened structures. The board is mechanically fixed to the framework and the system build up is then suitable to receive a render, paint or further external cladding finishes. Knauf Brio Dry Screed Panels offer many real advantages over traditional wet screeds and chipboard floors such as better stability, the speed and ease of installation, and higher quality. They can also take high loads and yet retain their elasticity. And with a high thermal conductivity, Knauf Brio works well with underfloor heating systems. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about Knauf Readymix Plasters. These plasters have a high polymer content that not only enables them to flex with the building without cracking, but also reduces humidity in the building during construction as they have far lower water content than traditional internal plasters.

For more information visit: www.knauf.co.uk

The ideal render carrier board Knauf Aquapanel Exterior is a cement board that’s an ideal substrate for directly applied render finishes and other cladding, making it the perfect partner to timber frame and SIP construction. It can be curved down to one metre radius with no impact on structural performance. Walls and soffits of any shape can be made weather tight quickly. It’s easy to score and snap and needs no pre drilling, making it quick to install on site. Knauf Aquapanel Exterior is BBA certified, accepted by the NHBC and approved by LABC and Premier Guarantee. To find out more, visit Stand No. A70

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SILVER SPONSOR > FRAMEWISE/VANDECASTEELE > TIMBER EXPO 2014

SILVER SPONSOR STAND: C50

FRAME WISE - Fast, Adaptable and Sustainable Timber may be one of the world’s oldest building materials but it is now also one of the most advanced. There is no better way to meet sustainability targets than by using the most natural construction material known to man. Frame Wise has invested in developing the multi award winning Wise Wall closed panel systems to address the areas of thermal bridging, air leakage and thermal mass. The Wise Wall portfolio delivers vastly improved levels of project efficiency with low levels of construction waste alongside faster, safer onsite working practices. Precision engineered to exacting standards in the Frame Wise factory, these timber frame and panel solutions are at the heart of the Fabric First ethos. Why Timber Matters - from Forest to Factory Floor Timber is widely considered the most sustainable mainstream building material with the lowest embodied CO2 of any commercially available product. Using wood saves on average 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide per cubic metre compared to other building materials such as concrete and steel. 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.

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Frame Wise are proud to be the UK’s leading innovator in award winning structural timber frame systems, delivering a wide range of quality projects, across all commercial sectors - on budget and programme. They are now firmly established as a major manufacturer, supplier and construction partner in this highly specialised offsite construction.

VANDECASTEELE - Sponsors of the Timber Specifiers & Buyers Forum Founded in 1883, Vandecasteele are Europe’s premier timber stockist with vast quantities, specifications and species available of both hardwoods and softwoods. Sixty acres of undercover storage stock 120,000m3 of finely presented hardwoods and softwoods, allowing us to satisfy every order. Our Europe-wide distribution facilities provide efficient delivery to the UK within 1 to 3 days. A modern machining mill meets the needs of customers for high-quality timber products. The latest computer system provides unquestionable efficiencies, meaning instant response to customer orders and inquiries regarding stock availability, quality, specification, unit price and delivery. Products available include: decking, laminate, cladding and Thermowood. Strong environmental credentials (FSC, PEFC, MTCC, CSA, VLO, OLB, TLTV) are of paramount importance to the sustainability of the business. Among the species available are: • South-East Asian hardwoods – Teak, Meranti, Merbau, Keruing, Kapur and Yellow Balau • South-American hardwoods – Ipe, Jatoba, Massaranduba, Cumaru, Itauba, Louro Preto, Louro Vermelho, Louro Amarello, Piquia, Piquia Marfim, Uchi Torrado, Cardeiro, Sucupira Vermelho, and Tatajuba • African hardwoods and logs – Sapele, Sipo, Iroko, Afrormosia, Wengé, Afzélia Doussié, Padouk, Badi, Ayous, Wawa, Koto, Emiré, Framiré and Khaya Ivorensis • North-American hardwoods – White American Oak, Red American Oak, Walnut, White Ash, Hard Maple and Tulipwood.

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TIMBER & FLOOD PROTECTION > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TIMBER & FLOOD PROTECTION Could timber frame solve Britain’s flooding conundrum? TRADA believe so & have a range of guidance & support to offer. As the floodwater recedes from the south of England, the debate has raged, yet again on whether changes to building regulations in regards to flooding could have saved lives, homes and, according to the Association of British Insurers’ latest report, around £426 million worth of insurance claims in the last month. An interesting question, which we considered after the major floods in 2007, is whether timber frame would provide a major contribution to solving this conundrum. These arguments are not without merit of course; more sensible planning restrictions around floodplains could easily have saved Britain tens of billions in insurance claims over the years, but is improved planning always a feasible prospect? There is no doubt that a change to building regulations would assist

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flood mitigation enormously, but for cities such as Hull where 95% of properties are below sea-level, a change in building regulations would only have an impact if the entire city was redeveloped. Another potential solution which has been discussed is the implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS), an attempt to replicate natural water runoff systems around new constructions. However with the recently announced setback to Defra’s proposed legislation making SUDS compulsory in new developments, many are looking to alternative methods of flood mitigation. The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (CLG’s) guidance which was published after the 2007 floods made a number of suggestions which should be taken into consideration when granting planning permission for new developments.

Timber has been used in partially submerged structures for centuries

In this document, the CLG defined the main types of flood mitigation: Flood avoidance: Constructing a building and its surrounds in such a way as to avoid it being flooded. Flood resistance: Constructing a building in such a way to prevent floodwater entering it and damaging its fabric. Flood resilience: Constructing a building in such a way that although floodwater may enter its impact is reduced (no permanent damage or loss of structural integrity). Floor repairable: Constructing a building in such a way that although floodwater enters, elements that are damaged can be easily repaired or replaced. The ABI also produced their own report in the aftermath of the 2007 summer floods. They drew up a hierarchy of ‘choices for adaption’ to mitigate flood damage.

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Typically, timber lends itself best to avoidance strategy, but as long as allowances are made for expansion when wet, there is nothing preventing timber construction from being flood resilient

They recommend the following steps be taken when planning a development in a high flood risk area: Can site/properties be located outside of the flood plain? If not... Can properties be located in the lowest flood risk areas? If not... Can occupied areas be raised above flood heights? If not... Are flood defences feasible/ cost effective? If not... Identify relevant property resilience options and examine alternative flood alleviation measures. If the assumption is made that the first two steps (locating the site outside the flood plain or in low risk areas) are unfeasible, as is the case with many cities in England built close to rivers, then the next step is raising the occupied areas above flood heights. This is a technique which has been adopted in many flood prone areas on the continent (such as Maasbommel in Holland which is famed for its ‘floatable houses’) and is a technique which could easily be implemented in Britain too.

As suggested in TRADA’s Construction Briefing, post and beam timber frame construction could present the perfect flood avoidance strategy for British buildings. In a way not dissimilar to the floating houses in Maasbommel, the Construction Briefing suggested raising the ground floor of the house using post and beam construction, making the structure safe from flooding while simultaneously providing cost-effective car parking underneath. Timber is ideal for avoidance strategies such as this given how well it can sit atop pile foundations, raising it above flood height. It can also be a useful material in flood resilience. Despite a degree of stigma attached to timber when it comes to waterproofing, it isn’t a coincidence that timber has been used in partially submerged structures for centuries. Piers and groynes are testament to the strength of timber as a construction material. Although timber was not given too much attention in the CLG guidance (OSB was the only timber product and rather predictably, performed poorly) hundreds of years of marine application have taught us that if temporarily submerged in water, timber will maintain its integrity, not lose strength and will even return to its original size once dry.

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Typically, timber lends itself best to avoidance strategy, but as long as allowances are made for expansion when wet, there is nothing preventing timber construction from being flood resilient. Although there are a number of positives to using timber in high flood risk areas, it is not without its faults. The safety of a building’s occupants - rather than its contents - will always be paramount during a flood. It is therefore recommended that windows and doors below flood height be built from materials less susceptible to a change in size when wet so as to avoid trapping the residents in a building should they absorb water and in extreme cases, may expand to a point where they no longer open. There are pros and cons to the use of timber in areas of high flood risk, but for the most part, timber remains a viable and crucially, environmentally friendly alternative to other flood mitigation strategies. And for those people who are dredging their living rooms for what must feel like the tenth time this decade, a raised, timber-framed structure must surely be a more appealing prospect than putting their faith in flood defences which have otherwise been largely ineffectual.

Flooding in Britain has been a very emotive topic for the past decade and a half, and in 2009, TRADA published two Construction Briefings entitled Flooding: The Background and Flood Resilient Construction: A summary of the CLG Guidance. Usually available only to members, TRADA has made both Construction Briefings on flooding available free of charge to all. Flooding: The Background Flood Resilient Construction: A Summary of the CLG Guidance TRADA has also published a Wood Information Sheet on Timber frame design for flood-prone sites available free to TRADA members. Anyone else wishing to receive a copy of the Wood Information Sheet should contact Kathryn Macneil on +44 (0) 1494 569603

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TIMBER TRENDS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TIMBER TRENDS Issue 9 2014

Timber Industry Accord Dismay at Housing Standards Review In the Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee Report on the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) and Housing Standards Review, the Government has rejected the Committee’s recommendation that the CSH assessment standard on sustainable construction materials should be maintained and developed. Instead, it suggests the construction industry should take forward its own voluntary, self-policed standards. Speaking on behalf of the Timber Industry Accord, Iain McIlwee, British Woodworking Federation Chief Executive, said: “Cutting the Code for Sustainable Homes and leaving a void relating to material choice is an utterly retrograde step. Timber for example is one material that can help us meet the carbon reduction objectives of the Industrial Strategy for Construction and European targets for reducing embodied carbon, but this still needs to be driven home through regulation. Reliance on voluntary,

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self-policed standards is a cop out and will leave us lagging behind the rest of Europe. Today’s Government response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report is at odds with itself, referencing many national and international assessment models which are in place, before highlighting Environmental Product Declarations that are bringing clarity. It says the Government did not consider that there was sufficient evidence to suggest the need for a Building Regulation or national standard on sustainable materials – this, we believe, is more a case of not wanting to see it, simply in the rush to deliver against deregulation targets.” In a letter to the Prime Minister sent by the BWF on behalf of the Timber Accord, Iain McIlwee spelled out the unintended consequences of the changes being considered. The letter is available to download from the BWF website. Source: www.bwf.org.uk

customers the Falklands Islands Government consisted of a total of 20 houses configured in 10 blocks of 2 and made up of 3 x 3 bedroom and 17 x 2 bedroom dwellings. The timber frame kits were shipped in a total of 32 steel containers loaded at Scotframe in Inverurie and transported to Tilbury Docks for storage and subsequent shipping, via South America to the Falklands. The kits will be used by Morrisons to build three three-bedroom houses and 17 two-bedroom dwellings. Scotframe marketing manager Peter Hall said the company supplied timber kits to the islands every year, but had never received such a large single order before. The company has supplied 40 timber kits to the Falklands in the past five years. Shipping timber frame kits from the UK has become accepted as a preferred build route in the Falklands as the lack of forests on the Falklands is a major hurdle to any domestic timber frame manufacturing plant being established there. Scientific studies have shown that several tree species could be suitable for commercial planting in the Falklands, including Radiata Pine. Source: www.scotframe.co.uk

CLT for Leeds Recycling Facility Construction work on Veolia’s 214,000 tonne per year waste to energy and recycling facility has commenced in Leeds.

Scotframe Deliver Falklands Timber Kits Inverurie based timber frame manufacturers Scotframe Timber Engineering Ltd have been dispatched 20 timber frame kit packages for new homes to the Falkland Islands. The order, placed by Morrison (Falklands) Ltd, on behalf of their

The facility, which is being built by Scunthorpe-based Clugston Construction, will feature a mechanical pre-treatment process for the recovery of recyclables from incoming black bag wastes and a subsequent energy recovery facility for the treatment of the remaining waste fraction with a capacity of 164,000 tonnes of residual waste.

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Investment in Timber Essential say CONFOR Speaking in The Scotsman, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Forest Industries (CONFOR), Stuart Goodall believes that the Scottish wood industries are ready to thrive.

The main part of the facility will be a glulam-framed and glazed structure which is planned to eventually become a living green wall covered in plants and be the largest of its kind in Europe. The building itself will be 42 metres in height, 125 metres long and 35 metres wide. It will feature a glass walkway and visitor centre. Once operational in 2016, the Leeds City Council said that the facility will save around £200 million over 25-year life of its contract with Veolia, as compared to sending the waste to landfill. The plant has also been designed to be CHP ready, with opportunities to link the facility to heat users in the Aire Valley are being investigated by Leeds City Centre. The council added that the facility will help the city to achieve its long-term target of recycling more than 60% of its waste. Source: http://newsfeed. leedsvirtualnewsroom.co.uk

BSW Boosts Graduate Management Training BSW Timber has launched a graduate management training programme to support young people into getting management positions within the firm. The two-year scheme has been designed to coach and prepare graduates for positions including production supervisor, production manager and mill manager. Simon Brooks who graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology in

2009, and Jonathon Fry, who graduated from The National School of Forestry with an MSc in Forest Ecosystem Management in March 2012, are the first to benefit from the scheme. The pair will be based at different BSW saw mills throughout the UK, including Carlisle, Dalbeattie, Boat of Garten and Fort William, learning about the day-to-day management of the mills and the importance of quality standards. They will attend leadership training courses alongside other supervisors and managers from the BSW Group, giving them the opportunity to meet with others and share their ideas for the business. Mr Brooks said: “The BSW Timber Management Training Programme presents an excellent opportunity for me to implement the knowledge and skills I gained in formal education whilst continuing to learn the ropes of management. Combining work and training will no doubt be beneficial, as I seek to apply new skills and learn from those already in the management team.” Barry Carruthers, group training manager for BSW, said: “It’s the knowledge and expertise of the people behind the business that make BSW Timber what it is today, and we’re committed to investing in promising business talent. We welcome Simon and Jonathon on board to further their careers within BSW, and look forward to continuing the scheme for graduates in the future.” Source: www.bsw.co.uk

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“As well as supporting almost 40,000 jobs and adding around £1.6 billion to the economy annually, the forestry and timber sector is making a significant contribution to meeting Scotland’s world-leading climate change targets.

In addition to the obvious environmental benefits of trees soaking up carbon, there are other, perhaps less obvious, advantages – carbon is stored in wood products and wood is an extremely energy efficient building material. The energy needed to produce a tonne of concrete to the point of use is five times that of sawn softwood, glass needs six times more energy and steel 24 times more. Also, when wood comes to the end of its life, it can be burned as a fuel – the ultimate renewable material. Scotland’s wood-manufacturing sector is a success story, delivering growth during the downturn and exporting to the rest of the UK and beyond. CONFOR research shows the growth in UK wood production over recent decades, centred in Scotland, is reducing annual imports to the value of over £1bn. Whether we have an independent or a devolved

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Scottish Government after September 2014, manufacturing with a strong focus on co-operation between policy-makers and manufacturers must be supported to ensure the sector evolves, innovates and flourishes in a competitive world, where the UK remains the ninth-biggest manufacturing nation. It is also vital that the sector has sustainable supplies of wood for the future. Forestry and wood processing is a classic long-term business, making decisions based on 15-20 year cycles. If we are to guarantee major on-going investment in a low-carbon, Scottish success story, we need to protect and expand our forestry resource. The best days for Scotland’s forestry and wood sector are still ahead of us. Rural jobs, carbon reduction, income to manage our forests and a stronger, more balanced and more sustainable economy are there for the taking if we support this vital sector. However, the support must be cross-party and it must continue, whatever happens on 18 September. Source: www.scotsman.com

Kingsgate House Scores UK Sustainable First Work has now completed on Kingsgate House, a seven-storey residential project in West London that is the first major construction project in the world to achieve PEFC Project Certification. Located on the King’s Road, Kingsgate House provides 43 affordable residential units. Designed by Horden Cherry Lee Architects (HCL) and built by main contractor Willmott Dixon, the structure contains 1092m3 of PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) supplied by KLH UK. The site area is approximately 1345m2 (0.13 hectares) and the striking design is set to be an

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exemplar sustainable building, achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, with the PEFC - certified solid wood acting as a natural, low carbon and renewable alternative to steel and concrete.

timber used on the project is from legal and sustainable sources in line with the Government’s timber procurement policy. “The project was a success for Willmott Dixon because their staff were really committed to making it work,” said Alasdair McGregor, BM TRADA Technical Development Manager. “From the outset they set up a good system for recording timber deliveries to site and then applied sufficient resource to investigating areas where there were problems, such as missing information on some supplier delivery notes. Overall, it was an excellent performance and the company should be very pleased with the outcome.”

Project Chain of Custody certification recognises that not all parties involved in specific projects are certified and has been developed in recognition that the standard Chain of Custody model does not work with one-off activities such as construction projects. “The Project Certification of this major construction project is a global first for PEFC,” said Alun Watkins, who heads up PEFC in the UK. “We are very excited about it and feel the lessons learned and the promotion of the project will be valuable in moving Project Certification forward everywhere. The majority of solid wood solutions such as CLT and glulam are from PEFC-certified origin and schemes using these materials find PEFC Project Certification readily achievable.”

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At Kingsgate House 100% of wood products supplied are certified as ‘legal and sustainable’ and the scheme achieved 96.3% PEFCcertified timber by volume. The Project Certificate was presented to Willmott Dixon at a special event at the Building Centre, London by BM TRADA and PEFC UK. After a detailed and rigorous auditing process of the Kingsgate supply chain carried out by BM TRADA, the Project Certification status provides robust independent assurance that all

Timber Training Learn From the Experts BM TRADA has scheduled in a list of dates for its timber frame training days, designed for architects, specifiers, contractors and insurance companies hoping to gain a better understanding of how timber is used during design and construction, with course modules covering Building Regulations, thermal bridging, air tightness, fire safety, acoustic performance and cladding. The course is based around BM TRADA’s ‘Timber Frame Construction’ book and provides information on ways to construct buildings with sustainable life cycle management and costs, construction sequences, regulations and technical details. The training days take place at BM TRADA’s headquarters on the following dates: • May 7th • September 25th • November 5th For more information including costs and booking details, visit: www.bmtrada.com/ technical/training Email: timbertraining@bmtrada.com

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News in Briefs The Structural Timber Association’s (STA) Design Guide to Separating Distances During Construction Product Paper 4 - has been updated to give more tested and approved wall and floor options for architects, developers and timber frame manufacturers, looking to mitigate the fire risk on large timber frame developments in urban areas. Successful fire testing by the timber frame and engineered flooring supply chain has underpinned the results.

Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation see storms and floods that affected the UK to compound pressure on the forest-based industries. TIMCON general secretary Stuart Hex said: “Widespread damage caused by the recent storms and flooding means we are anticipating much stronger demand than usual for fencing and construction timber. This will potentially have further impact on the availability of timber to the pallets and packaging industry and as well as other sectors.”

Work has begun on the UK’s largest development of passive houses. Sustainable property developer CITU will deliver 107 homes Little Kelham, Sheffield. The homes use the latest in insulation technology, triple-glazed windows, balanced energy recovery ventilation and are heated mostly using ‘passive’ energy from electrical equipment, body heat and solar gains. The scheme’s first homes will be ready for occupation this summer. Prices will range from £115,000 to £280,000.

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, has reported new business wins worth more than £14 million. The timber systems expert has also experienced a noteworthy year-onyear increase in quotations, up 50% on a 24-month rolling average in

August 2013 and 30% in September 2013. New business for Stewart Milne Timber Systems came from across the UK, with notable wins in Devon, Cambridgeshire, Greenwich and Oxfordshire. These include a number of housing developments, one of which will deliver 5,000 zero carbon homes, a care home and a student accommodation project.

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has signed a licensing agreement with Charcon Construction Solutions to sell its modular roofing Moduroof system. The deal also involves DTE providing roof trusses for the projects it supplies with Moduroof. Moduroof is fully manufactured offsite at Charcon’s factory in Barnsley ready for rapid onsite erection. The roof can be externally finished in the factory with fascia, soffits, bargeboards and gable brick-slips, and even, if necessary, a ‘room in the roof’. DTE Managing Director Jonathan Fellingham said: “Given the recent upturn in demand for newbuild housing and the related supply squeeze, Moduroof can provide a simple, safe and extremely fast installation.”

The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC), an initiative of the Dutch governmentsupported public partnership IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative) is now in action. The Coalition was formed in response to falling European tropical sales. These worsened during the recession and there are fears the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) may now exacerbate the decline. The STTC aims to boost sales by raising awareness of the availability of third-party certified sustainable tropical timber. It will work with national and local government, trade organisations, NGOs and the private sector to increase certified material’s share of the European tropical market to 30% by 2015. It currently stands at 11%. A summit is planned in 2014 on progress.

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Wood for Good has launched the largest online lifecycle assessment (LCA) database of any UK construction material. The free-touse database has been designed to aid the specification of timber products in construction schemes. It contains environmental performance information on major timber products from cradle to grave. David Hopkins, project director at Wood for Good, said: “Timber products have a low-embodied energy and carbon rating, our conversations with specifiers revealed that while most are already convinced of this, they often lack the empirical evidence to endorse its use with their clients. Through the launch of this resource, and its ongoing development, we aim to position timber as the first choice material for sustainable building.”

ARV SOLUTIONS, SPECIALISTS IN RECRUITMENT FOR THE TIMBER OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ARE CELEBRATING THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY.

JIM ROACH, MANAGING DIRECTOR SAYS: “OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR IS OFF TO AN EXCITING START WITH RECORD PLACEMENT NUMBERS AND AN OFFICE MOVE FOR OUR GROWING EXPERT TEAM. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY SINCE STARTING FROM MY SPARE ROOM, AND I BELIEVE A TRUE MEASURE OF OUR SUCCESS IS THAT WE STILL RECRUIT FOR OUR VERY FIRST CLIENT – A SPECIALIST STEEL FABRICATOR, THOUGH IRONICALLY IT WAS A CANDIDATE THEY DIDN’T RECRUIT WHO BECAME OUR FIRST OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION CLIENT – A TIMBER FRAME MANUFACTURER. MORE AT WWW.ARVSOLUTIONS.CO.UK

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BRONZE SPONSOR > ACTIS/AMERICAN SOFTWOODS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: C60

ACTIS INSULATION - Founded in 1980, ACTIS is the European market leader in the sector of thin multifoil insulation. Triso-Super 10+ popular thin multifoil insulation is ideal for pitched roof applications, either over or under rafter, in dormer windows and attic conversions. It is particularly suited to renovation projects where space is limited and is highly effective at retaining heat inside in winter, and reflecting infra-red radiation in the summer. Sylvactis is a range of wood fibre insulation batts for walls, floors and roofs. They are excellent thermal insulation products, combining natural low thermal conductivity and high thermal inertia for maximum comfort. Hybrid is a trio of products, which has been dual tested in the lab according to EN 16012 and their declared thermal performance has been verified on site according to ISO 9869. The products – the honeycomb structured insulation Hybris, vapour control layer HControl Hybrid, and breather membrane Boost’R Hybrid – have been fully certified in the UK and Europe by accredited bodies and are suitable for use in new build and refurbishment projects.

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The simulator – at www.hybrid.insulation-actis.com – enables to select a combination of products to estimate the likely U-value in pitched roofs, ceilings, masonry and timber frame walls.

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AMERICAN SOFTWOODS American Softwoods (AMSO) is a promotional partnership formed by three major U.S. softwood trade associations, the Southern Forest Products Association, the Softwood Export Council and APA – the Engineered Wood Association. The campaign encourages the use of American softwoods both for internal and external projects. AMSO also works with the timber industry, providing technical information and assistance to develop the market for American softwoods. AMSO has recently published two new brochures which give information for specifiers on the main commercially available American softwoods species. A Guide to American Softwood Species has a page devoted to the main characteristics of each species including Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas fir, Eastern White Pine and Hemlock, the guide makes specifying American softwoods a breeze. Southern Yellow Pine Export Grades provides a pictorial guide to selecting the appropriate grade of Southern Yellow Pine for the job. AMSO is delighted to be exhibiting yet again at Timber Expo. “Our exhibitors find that Timber Expo is the perfect venue for meeting their existing customers and for meeting new ones,” said Charles Trevor, AMSO’s European Director. “We are pleased to support the show and look forward to contributing to its success.”

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Both publications are available to download at: www.americansoftwoods.com/publications.asp

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ARV SOLUTIONS are the leading recruitment specialists for the timber sector and return to Timber Expo to promote the ‘must visit’ Careers in Timber stand. Additionally this year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary since placing our very first candidate all the way back in 2004.

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The constructional timber sector’s future success depends on developing better and more competitive solutions for modern construction. A key driver for that success are the people the industry attracts and develops. Whilst signs for economic improvement and market growth are certainly encouraging, the jobs market has been growing rapidly for the last six months and now moving at a far greater pace. Those that engage the most effective recruitment, retention strategies and expertise are in an ideal position to take advantage of market growth. The key issue this year is already the acute skills shortage. In this new candidate-led market it is the passive job seeker that needs to be attracted – the talented people who have been keeping their heads below the parapet for job security and are now ready to move for other career motivations. ARV Solutions role is to source the best talent for clients and open up the best opportunities available for the talented people seeking a role in the industry. With a huge database of candidates and contacts to work from and with ten years expertise under our belts, we have a growing team of some of the most experienced professional and ethical people in recruitment and are ideally placed to ensure your business stays ahead in the talent race. ARV Solutions is the sole recruitment agency member of TRADA, the STA and MPBA. Promoting careers in the industry is very much in our long term mutual interest.

CP TIMBER Based in Hertford, with offices in Oxford and Manchester and a warehouse in Liverpool from where we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, CP Timber specialise in trading hardwood and softwood timber products. With a team of industry experts in sourcing timber from around the globe we can deliver from one pack to full loads - whatever you need, in the right quality and when you need it. We select our supply partners carefully, with particular consideration of our environmental responsibility and of the requirements for due diligence concerning legal supply under the EU Timber Regulation.

For more information visit: www.arvsolutions.co.uk

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: B32

CP Timber has an extensive stockholding from which we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, nationwide and beyond. In stock we keep a mix of species that include White Oak, Black Walnut, Sapele, European Oak, Western Red Cedar and Siberian Larch to name just a few. We supply timber in rough sawn and also in engineered or semi-finished form. Items such as decking, claddings, laminated door and window components, finger-jointed and glued louvre blanks or stair parts are all available. We hold over 3000m3 of stock and a full list of our products including our FSC® and PEFC-certified stock can be found on our website.

For more information visit: www.cptimber.com

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DUPONT™ TYVEK® TIMBER FRAME SOLUTIONS

USE ONLY PROVEN QUALITY TO KEEP YOUR TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIT AND HEALTHY. DuPont™ Tyvek® Timber Frame Solutions is your integrated house weather barrier system. It is the best choice for optimizing your production and service process. Thanks to its superior durability and protection against the four elements, DuPont™ Tyvek® Timber Frame Solutions keeps your projects in shape for many years to come. www.construction.tyvek.com | www.construction.tyvek.co.uk

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < JAGRAM GROUP < BRONZE SPONSOR

ECOCURVES (a member of Jagram Group) is one of the largest and best known manufacturers of glulam timber arches in Europe.

Our main advantage is total flexibility – from 1 to 10.000 pieces of nontypical shape and dimension. Our products undergo strict quality control in laboratories and are accredited – ISO, TÜV, FSC 100% and PEFC. EcoCurves are manufactured from high-quality European coniferous timber cut into layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic press to form their final shape. In the last 20 years we have tested most of the world’s leading glue, machinery and tools, adding our own patented solutions. EcoCurves factory computers will turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes. If you need a bespoke solution – we are a natural choice. Modern machinery and the use of high-quality raw materials enables us to produce structural arches with a span of 19m, characterised by high strength and quality in accordance with standard EN 14080 - GL 24 C. During the manufacture process we use premium grade timber, which is selected and dried to 18% humidity. It is then sliced into thin laths with thickness ranging from 2.8 to 45mm by precise saws (allowing for 1.15mm waste on 9mm batten) and producing a glue-optimised surface 88% yield. Glue spread is also CNC-optimised and we only use products from world leading certified suppliers. We shape curves with high frequency hydraulic presses achieving 12 kg/cm2. Planing and drilling is made by 5-axis CNC Shaper and digital centres producing 4000 units/shift. EcoCurves range includes: construction arches, timber glulam components, walkways, carports, bikeports (bike sheds), smoking and bus sheds, bridges, terrace roofs, swimming pool covers. We will be happy to advise you and give a free quote.

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OUR MAIN ADVANTAGES ARE: • DURABILITY EcoCurves are extremely durable, they can be pressure treated and then used outside without any further maintenance. • EXCLUSIVENESS glulam arches will enhance any standard looking construction with an exclusive appearance. • ECOLOGY our products are very ecological and leave fewer footprints than other materials. Moreover, glulam arches are biodegradable and recyclable. • RECYCLABLE the manufacturing process has minimal impact on environment and 99% of waste material is reused in a closed circle. • TOOLING EASE EcoCurves are easy to work with, even with common tools – their surface can be treated with all kinds of paints or preservatives. • ACCURACY our glulam curves are drilled and cut to length and shape when needed with modern CNC machinery.

For more information visit: www.ecocurves.co.uk

Email: contact@ecocurves.co.uk

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BRONZE SPONSOR > HESS/ROTHO BLASS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D72

HESS TIMBER is one of Germany’s and Europe’s technical leaders in glulam 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 also specialises in the planning and implementation of customised and architecturally demanding roof structures with unique geometries. The combination of latest technology, an own international engineering department and a special department for premium quality makes HESS TIMBER very unique in this field. In 2014, HESS TIMBER has the honour to realise a very outstanding project in the UK: the Waste-to-Energy plant in Leeds, UK´s biggest and tallest glulam project so far. HESS TIMBER also invented HESS LIMITLESS, a patent based solution for long span beams, allowing cost-efficient transports worldwide. HESS TIMBER’s latest product is HESS HYBRID, an innovative glulam beam allowing premium looks (e.g. Oak, Beech, Maple) at very low cost. The secret is that only a thin layer of the beam consists of the premium species, whereas 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.

For more information visit: www.hess-timber.com

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D20

ROTHO BLAAS ALU HIDDEN BRACKETS The need to supply hidden timber-to-timber and timber-to-concrete fastenings is growing among timber structure manufacturers. The main reasons for this are linked to external appearance and to fire resistance requirements (junctions with metal elements exposed to fire feature low fire load ratings). This has led Rotho Blaas to develop a complete range of T-shaped hidden brackets for all structural applications ranging from small structures such as gazebos (ALUMINI) to the more problematic middle-sized structures, such as the roofs of residential buildings (ALUMIDI) all the way to the large-sized structure sector such as industrial buildings (ALUMAXI). ALUMINI Their size has been specifically designed in order that they can be used easily on narrow joists or wooden elements with small base dimensions. ALUMIDI The key features of this joint system are versatility of application both with wood and concrete via the use of smooth dowels in pre-drilled holes or of self-tapping dowels. It’s possible to purchase 2.2 m long brackets that can be cut to the size needed.

For more information visit: www.rothoblaas.com

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ALUMAXI This bracket is the ‘mother of all brackets’. It has been designed for large-sized structures and can be used with 16 mm diameter smooth dowels in pre-drilled holes or with self-tapping dowels.

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ADDING REAL VALUE IN RECRUITMENT - FOR 10 YEARS ARV Solutions is the UK’s leading recruitment consultancy for the offsite construction sector and all areas of the timber construction industry. We will be running the Careers in Timber stand at Timber Expo for the third year running to promote careers and training opportunities throughout the Timber sector and broader Offsite Construction sectors. Our growing team of experts, are dealing with more roles across the industry than ever before.  Expert knowledge and advice from the ARV Solutions team  Discuss potential for career moves and new roles  Live vacancy listings in sales, technical, management - supply, distribution, engineering, construction  Salary tables, employment facts and figures  Information on training providers, courses and access to funding  Introduction to psychometrics and testing TEL: 0117

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BRONZE SPONSOR > TEKLA/SAM > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: B71

TEKLA Tekla was established in 1966 and today has customers in over 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Through innovative software solutions we are driving the evolution of digital modelling, creating more competitive solutions for the construction industry. In 2011 Tekla was acquired by Trimble and joined the Trimble Buildings group of companies. The Trimble group provides a diverse range of solutions, from simulation to renovation, to help the construction industry improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximise the profitability of projects. Tekla structural timber software offers the opportunity to create highly detailed ‘as will be built’ 3D models that increase quality, eliminates waste and provides better, more sustainable, business outcomes. Combined with the wider benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM), this creates a central, accessible, database for more collaborative and integrated project management at design, delivery and in-use phases of a scheme. In addition to our modelling software, Tekla have created Tekla BIMsight, a free collaboration tool that allows all construction professionals to combine models, add data, checks for clashes and share information in one easy-to-use package. Issues identified in the virtual environment can be resolved to prevent problems onsite.

For more information visit:

Try for yourself at our website.

www.teklabimsight.com

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: E23

SAM MOULDINGS SAM is the UK’s leading manufacturer of primed and wrapped MDF mouldings for the construction and home improvement industries. Winners of the European Quality Award and with Investors in People Champion status, our purpose-built factory, spanning a 10-acre site, allows us to meet the growing demand for our product, a cost-effective alternative to traditional timber mouldings. SAM offers the widest range of profiles available in the marketplace today including skirting, architrave, window board, door framing and dado rail as well as mouldings for the picture frame and kitchen industries. Established in 1990, SAM has enjoyed consistent growth throughout the UK and Europe and stands now as the recognised market leader. We constantly strive for total customer satisfaction as a foundation and offer an unrivalled quality service and product package with orders supplied consistently on time and in full. Responding to tough market conditions, product innovation to enhance customer’s sales is at the forefront of SAM’s thinking. Key product innovations for 2014 include: • SAM ZERO: Fully Finished MDF • SAM TRIMAX: The Ultimate External Solution

For more information visit: www.sammouldings.co.uk

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SAM looks ahead with confidence in continuing its growth and sharing our success with our trading partners in the years to come.

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < SIOO/WIEHAG < BRONZE SPONSOR

SIOO - Leaders in Wood Protection The protection of wood is a significant challenge and it is a bold claim to be the technology leader in a field with many players and products.

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Despite the wide choice, the customer very often finds that the chosen solution has given short life protection with inadequate resistance to the formation of algae, fungus, spore and rot, discolouring and splintering of the timber surface and poor ultimate protection of people, animals and the environment. Sioo are leaders because we have approached the challenge differently. We have discarded old solutions with their harmful biocides and drawn on nature to provide a natural highly effective process for protecting wood of all types. Water-based and using silicon and other natural ingredients, the result is a solution that gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and which is completely friendly to people and the environment. Increasingly specified by world leading architects and end users because of its unique combination sustainability and aesthetically pleasing appearance, Sioo is the next generation and modern safe approach to wood protection.

For more information visit: www.sioo.co.uk

WIEHAG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Solid Timber Solutions WIEHAG GmbH are a long established volume glulam manufacturer based in Austria, and are acknowledged as one of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top providers of solid timber structures. WIEHAG offer design, supply and installation using directly employed staff, with many projects being of a hybrid nature incorporating glulam, steel and CLT.

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D70

WIEHAG GmbH have been working in the UK for several years and have an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects: from well over 20 Tesco retail stores, to leisure centres with Olympic sized pools, to schools and even a lifeboat station! We excel in large, complex structures, and this is amply demonstrated by our current flagship project in the UK: the Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf, whose iconic glulam gridshell roof is one of the most talked about structures in London. WIEHAG GmbH have geared their business around satisfying the UK market, with locally based staff and Health & Safety advisors, and by being registered with organisations such as CHAS & Constructionline. We welcome the opportunity to engage at early stages with architects and engineers, where our expertise can enable design professionals to get the most out of solid timber, and this is of course, offered at no cost or obligation.

For more information visit: www.wiehag.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES > A & J SCOTT/BUTTON-FIX > TIMBER EXPO 2014

EXHIBITOR STAND: E33

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: B11

ANGLIA TOOL CENTRE Anglia Tool Centre is a division of the Ridgeon Group. Ridgeons have been in business since 1911 and are now one of the largest independent family owned timber and builders merchant in the country. We opened Anglia Tool Centre in November 2006 to supply Industrial Power Tools & Accessories to the trade via our showrooms and website. We are now one of the largest power tool suppliers in the UK and pride ourselves on the service level we provide and the technical knowledge of our staff. www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: E40

APTUS Aptus have developed one of the most comprehensive range of innovative fastening solutions for offsite and modern methods of timber construction. So whether you are constructing with SIPS, CLT, glulam or hybrid applications we have a solution in our range that suits your needs. As a UK-based company we like to work directly with clients on product development, ensuring that the right fastener solution is found for the right specification application. We provide the highest standards of supply, product quality and engineering support. www.aptusfasteners.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: E30

BSI BSI is the business standards company that helps organisations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. Our new Eurocodes PLUS is the innovative online service from BSI, it digitises all 15,000 pages of the Eurocodes. Helping you reduce the cost of implementing the Eurocodes by making them easier to understand and more accessible. http://shop.bsigroup.com/eurocodes-plus/

EXHIBITOR STAND: D53

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: X64

BUTTON-FIX Button-fix is an extra strong, secret fixing for panels. Launched in March 2012 it is already increasingly being used by furniture manufacturers, fit-out companies and bathroom installers. Button-fix is easy to align and fit with the Button part of the fixing safely locking home with a ‘click’. There is a choice of 2 Fix and 2 types of Button. How it is used depends on your particular application. It has been specifically designed, developed, tested and manufactured in the UK. www.button-fix.com

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < CELLECTA/HEWINS TIMBER < EXHIBITOR PROFILES

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CELLECTA Cellecta manufacture an extensive range of eco-friendly high performance sound proofing and thermal insulation solutions. ScreedBoard dry screed floor boards have been designed specifically for timber frame applications, providing a high density, seamless flooring solution that delivers excellent sound proofing and underfloor heating properties. ScreedBoard 28 is the only single layer system for timber floors with a Robust detail (E-FT-5 & E-FT-6). www.cellecta.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: D22

COASTAL GROUP Coastal Group are a Cornwall-based joinery hardware specialist and has provided high quality products, solutions and support to joinery businesses across the UK for over 10 years. From CoFold sliding doors to Forza high security locks, Tempo Weatherseals and Tritus Flush Casement Systems, Coastal’s leading edge service is backed by a wealth of resources to support busy joinery workshops, including a bi-monthly Solutions Connect brochure and the Market Assist program, giving customers the chance to link their names with top brands and products on the market. www.coastal-group.com

EXHIBITOR STAND: E70

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 resulting in decreased labour time, increasing building efficiency by 30% and beautiful, longerlasting decks. DeckWise® professional grade decking screws, tools, and hardware emerged from the opinions of builders who requested the same things – affordable and hassle-free deck building products that genuinely work well with hardwood, PVC, and composite decking. www.deckwise.com

EXHIBITOR STAND: X19

DHH TIMBER PRODUCTS Dhh Timber Products Ltd known nationally for its huge landed stocks of Birch plywood (thicknesses from 0.4 mm – 50 mm) is pleased to be back at Timber Expo. As a premier importer/ distributer of panel products it has an extensive range of FSC/PEFC sheet materials including veneered boards, marine plywood, flexible plywood, Douglas Fir plywood, MDF and commercial plywood. Its white melamine-faced birch plywood was used in the award winning Worldscape – seen at Timber Expo 2013. www.dhhtimber.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: X11

ENVIROGRAF® The Envirograf® brand was established in 1983 and quickly evolved to become a leading force in fire containment technology. Envirograf® produce a huge range of passive fire prevention products from small gaskets to a huge range of paints for spread of flame and 30, 60 minutes integrity on timber. If you have a fire protection problem with any substrate, we may have the solution.

www.envirograf.com EXHIBITOR STAND: C13

HEWINS TIMBER Hewins Timber specialises in the supply of European Oak products to the framing, joinery and general construction markets. With a strong company-wide focus on high level customer service, Hewins Timber is well respected as a resourceful and reliable supplier for European Oak – beams, cladding, boards, sawn and machined sections, flooring, skirting and more, with full PEFC and FSC accreditation. www.hewinstimber.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES > ISO CHEMIE/PTG TREATMENTS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

EXHIBITOR STAND: E33

ISO CHEMIE The technical requirements for energy efficient and long-term building seals are increasing all the time. Our innovative product solutions have a positive effect on the energy balance of buildings, at the same time promoting a healthy internal climate. Factors such as airtightness, differential and structural movement, weather resistance, emissions-free, thermal and acoustic insulation as well as humidity and fire protection, are important properties seals must meet or exceed for various regulations and requirements. www.iso-chemie.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: B11

KDB INSULATION KdB Insulation offers long-lasting, clean, high performing insulation products and solutions that give you choice, extra performance, and cost savings over traditional methods. The LABC-registered Airgreen Hybrid system which incorporates any of our reflective range plus Home-Iso polyester insulation allowing us to offer insulation solutions that provide a lifetime of effective protection from winter cold and summer heat for year-round thermal stability. Our solutions complement timber frame structures but there are also a range of solutions for traditional builds and renovation work. www.kdbinsulation.com

EXHIBITOR STAND: E40

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: E30

MH SOUTHERN Founded in 1913, we are a fourth generation family company specialising in timber importing and sawmilling and providing a high quality, flexible service to all construction and allied industries. We serve the whole of the UK as well as undertaking export orders. MHS produces, stocks and supplies a wide range of machined timbers, including large sections and extra-long lengths. We stock certified timber and have an extensive range of speciality species including: Douglas Fir, Pitch Pine, Greenheart, Ekki/Azobe, Yellow Pine, Keruing, Opepe, Cedar and Larch. www.mhsouthern.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: D53

POLYPAL Display and storage specialist, Polypal, is highlighting a range of its systems and services, proven throughout the timber trade sector, at Timber Expo 2014. Details being presented range from outdoor equipment – including cantilevered and vertical systems for longer length storage – to shop floor shelving, racking, display units and mezzanine floor designs. All visitors to the Polypal stand can gain from storage solutions that are underpinned by product quality and Polypal’s long successful track record in the industry. www.polypal.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: X64

PTG TREATMENTS PTG Treatments is a dedicated provider of industrial timber pre-treatment. Our treatment centres throughout the UK, cater for local and national markets with a full range of timber protection products and processes to choose from. Preservative treatments are now available with extended performance warranties. Industrially applied retardant treatments for internal or external use and new for 2014 – a range of surface coating options, all factory applied to keep your wood looking its best. www.ptgtreatments.co.uk

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TECO The 2014 brochure has been designed to ensure easy product selection and specification. As well as galvanised products it also includes TECO’s extensive range of stainless steel joist hangers, restraint straps and brackets. As a British manufacturer TECO are constantly developing their product range for ease of use as well as superior technical performance and the brochure really highlights how the range and TECO have grown in the last year. www.tecoproducts.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: D22

TIMOLEON Timoleon is a leading UK manufacturer and expert on underfloor heating products. The Hydronik range suits all floor types and is designed to work with renewable technologies. Timoleon also supplies ventilation systems, heat pumps and solar thermal systems that complement our low water temperature underfloor heating range. Our integrated approach ensures that these renewable technologies work together in the most efficient way to create the perfect indoor environment. www.timoleon.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: E70

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: X19

WICKENS ENGINEERING Wickens are a leading industrial racking manufacturer in the UK with the ability to design, manufacture and install bespoke timber storage solutions. Solving customer problems for over 30 years, Wickens are industry experts in the provision of Cantilever and Heavy Duty Racking systems. With a blue chip client base, Wickens has a reputation for delivering robust and practical solutions of the highest quality. www.wickens.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: X11

WÜRTH Würth UK will be at Timber Expo 2014 this year with an even bigger stand and a wider range of ASSY® large capacity wood screws for CLT and SIP fixings. The 1600 product Ex Stock is now on a next day delivery as well as being available in 12 trade stores around the UK. The new catalogue has over 1300 pages of products and technical information and there will be the launch of the online shop coming soon. Würth are constantly working on improving the end user experience. www.wurth.co.uk

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