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TIMBER

EXPOZINE

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The official magazine of Timber Expo

Timber Focus – the new and expanded programme for 2014 | John White Interview | Toolbox Talks | Lifecycle Analysis | Case Studies | Industry News | Exhibitor and sponsor profiles


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Welcome Timber Expo is committed to showcase the brightest and best talent the timber industry has to offer and in this issue we can unveil the Timber Focus programme in full. Flip to Page 4 and you can see the key themes and subjects that our panel of speakers will be presenting on later in the year. Remember these are all free to attend and have become central in making Timber Expo into what is commonly seen as a landmark timber event each year. Supplementing these will be the equally free Toolbox Talks. A huge hit last year and these will run again in tandem with the main Timber Focus seminars and will deal with the nitty-gritty of practical applications, with direct hands-on information on the latest timber processes, technologies and specialist products from our wide range of exhibitors. Creative installations are a theme for this year’s show and alongside the BIM Theatre and bespoke seminar theatres there will be ‘Fingers Crossed’ from the Architectural Association – a complex structure built from 9mm birch plywood that relies solely on friction, rather than metal connections to hold it together. More features are in the pipeline and will be unveiled over the next few weeks.

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

By the time you are reading this John White, the chief executive of the UK Timber Trade Federation will be about to leave the industry and move onto pastures new. A familiar figure to virtually everybody involved in timber over the last nine years, he has been instrumental in pushing timber’s many sustainable and structural qualities to the max and looking after the interests of its growing Association membership: he will be a tough act to follow. Flip to page 22 for a quick Q&A as he gets ready to depart. Our usual features return, including a quick round up of some recent news you may have missed, a Timber Specifier & Buyers Forum update plus a spotlight selection of new show sponsors and exhibitors. Enjoy the read…

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Timber Focus 2014 Our most complete line-up yet. Check out the latest programme of seminar sessions including some of the leading names from UK construction.

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Creative Installations We are actively looking for creative installations to showcase the virtues of timber in 2014. TRADA will be supplying the plywood marvel ‘Fingers Crossed’…

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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.

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Toolbox Talks Get to grips with some practical solutions to everyday challenges via timber problems from a series of special ‘hands-on’ workshops from Expo exhibitors.

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John White Q&A Soon to be leaving his post as Chief Executive of the UK Timber Trade Federation, John White reflects on his successful time leading a diverse and demanding membership.

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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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Lifecycle Analysis Wood for Good, the timber industry promotion and sustainability campaign, launched the largest online life-cycle assessment (LCA) database of any UK construction material earlier this year. What is the free-to-use database all about?

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Case Studies Some short showcase examples of timber performing to its fullest potential.

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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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TIMBER FOCUS DAY 01 > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TIMBER FOCUS DAY 01 SESSIONS

TUESDAY 07 OCTOBER 2014

Experts & Experience Learn from the best at Timber Focus 2014

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Pushing Boundaries: stretching imaginations This will examine the opportunities for innovation in timber around the world and new possibilities in the UK. Speakers will be drawn from top engineering firms including Arup, Ramboll UK and Buro Happold and will focus on boundary-pushing initiatives such as: building erection times, more efficient connections, energy efficiency and taller buildings.

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Freeform Timber Roof Structures Jonathan Roynon, Associate Director, Buro Happold

Hybrid 42 Storey Tower in CLT and Concrete Phil Obayda, Senior Architect, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Canary Wharf/Crossrail Case Study Tim Worsfield, Lead Structural Engineer, Arup

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Heathrow T2: the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest timber sculpture Ralph Parker, Architect, Price & Myers

LCA Data for Timber David Hopkins, Director, Wood for Good

Residential Buildings at Height - The challenges and solutions Gavin White, Structural Engineer, Ramboll UK

BIM: Why and how you need to get ready for 2016 Alan Baikie, Managing Director, BIMobject UK

EUTR and the Work of the NMO in Ensuring Compliance Mike Worrell, Enforcement Policy Manager, National Measurement Office (NMO)

Allowable Solutions, Housing Standards and Zero Carbon Definition Ross Holleron, Projects Director, Zero Carbon Hub

Resource: directorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; briefings New for 2014. Aimed mainly at timber industry leaders and executives, these short, concise updates will cover pressing strategy and policy areas affecting timber business.

Fingers Crossed: Pushing friction fit to its limits at the London Design Festival Evan Greenberg, Emergent Technologies and Design Course Tutor, Architectural Association

Part L: England and Wales: summary of the revised requirements Craig Strachan, Development Director, Sylva Group

Construction Industry Forecast for 2015 and Beyond Noble Francis, Economics Director, Construction Products Association

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < TIMBER FOCUS DAY 01

A central part of Timber Expo is the free Timber Focus seminar programme. Organised each year by TRADA and spread over both days of the show, some of the leading names in the industry come together to discuss many of the hottest topics across the timber industry.

After an excellent 2013, TRADA has worked hard to expand the seminar programme for 2014, drawing together an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers covering the entire supply chain – from niche areas, landmark buildings and leading trends. The 2014 content has largely been

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informed by feedback from previous shows and research among TRADA members about the topics and themes they most wanted to hear about.

Full details available at: www.timber-expo.co.uk/ whatson/timberfocus

From Blueprint to Building: a client and contractor perspective

TUESDAY 07 OCTOBER 2014

A chance to hear from some of the bigger contractors and clients in the UK on how the they have been using timber to its maximum potential. Speakers from Willmott Dixon, Sir Robert McAlpine and BAM will share some case studies and thoughts on where timber is doing well and where it can improve.

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Sell Me Systems Rather Than Just Material Charlie Law, Head of Environmental Management, BAM Construct UK

Case studies and experience of using timber Anna Baker, Sustainable Procurement Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

TIMBER FOCUS SPEAKERS ARE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF BEING AGREED BUT MOST SLOTS ARE NOW FILLED AND ANTICIPATION IS GROWING AROUND THE EIGHT SESSIONS, INCLUDING NEW THEMES FOR 2014.

WWF HQ Richard Bartlett, Senior Bid Co-ordinator, Willmott Dixon

Lend Lease’s Journey of Using Timber Ian Dodd, Environmental Operations Manager, EMEA Lend Lease

WITH A Q&A SESSION AT THE END OF EACH TALK, VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO SOAK UP AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE ON A BROAD RANGE OF TIMBER-RELATED TOPICS. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGULAR UPDATES ON THE TIMBER FOCUS PROGRAMME AND ITS SPEAKER LINE-UP, OR TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TIMBER EXPO VISIT: WWW.TIMBER-EXPO.CO.UK

Engineers and Timber: ingenious structures

Skanska’s Timber Procurement Policy Chris Hayes, Sustainability Manager, Skanska

These will highlight exceptional shortlisted entries from the Wood Awards 2014.

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TIMBER FOCUS DAY 02 > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TIMBER FOCUS

Key Industry Themes Learn from the best at Timber Focus 2014

DAY 02 SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 08 OCTOBER 2014

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Training and Talent: growing your business through people

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Attracting Talent to the Timber Industry David Campbell, Marketing & Training Manager, BWF

The future success of your organisation rests on recruiting, developing and retaining the best and brightest people. Here speakers will discuss the importance of apprenticeships and why regular training and mentoring is increasing knowledge levels and adding value to product and service creation.

TTJ Innovation Award Winner*: Product Development

Qualifying in Timber Jonathan Ledger, Managing Director, Proskills UK

Funding for Training Jon Gibson, Didac

Building on the Basics: how short course training can help to fill the timber ‘knowledge gap’ Jon Osborn, Chief Operating Office, BM TRADA Building Products and Services

TTJ Innovation Award Winner*: Market Development

Solid Wood Solutions Manufactured in the UK: the technologies and their commercial readiness Peter Wilson, Director, The Wood Studio, Edinburgh Napier University

New Prototype for Timber Retail Roof Systems in Supermarkets Andrew Wright, Partner, Andrew Wright Associates

Increasing the Use of British Timber through Innovation and Design Jez Ralphs, Director, Timber Strategies

Innovation: designing the future *Closing date for the TTJ Innovation Awards is 30 June 2014. Full details can be downloaded at: www.trada.co.uk/events/TTJAward

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This will include sessions from the winners of two categories at this year’s TTJ Innovation Awards*.

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < TIMBER FOCUS DAY 02

Taking place over a morning or afternoon, the Timber Focus sessions will be driven by key industry themes, major names, cutting edge projects and big issues. The seminar sessions are designed to appeal to everyone interested in timber, but particularly clients, contractors, architects and

engineers who are increasingly using more and more wood products throughout the built environment. Over two days, nearly 50 half-hour sessions will be arranged into eight core themes and delivered in two purpose-built timber-based

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theatres. These will be mostly case study-based to offer real life examples on how and why timber is performing across a wide range of sectors and applications.

Full details available at: www.timber-expo.co.uk/ whatson/timberfocus

DAY 02 SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 08 OCTOBER 2014

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

Sense of Space: creating places to live, work and play

Abbotsford Visitor Centre Ángel Morales-Aguilar, Associate, LDN Architects

Much of what we build is functional but not always an aesthetic experience. Timber has much to offer with its myriad textures, grain patterns, colours, finishes and organic warmth – arguably more so than any other material. A mix of architects will illustrate the role timber is playing throughout different building types and why it wins hands-down.

Low Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC): using custom building and co-housing to create a better sense of place Craig White, Partner, White Design

Custom build: is this a good opportunity for you? John Sawyer, Head of Custom Build Housing, Igloo Regeneration

Placemaking with timber: towards a new timber architecture Peter Wilson, Director, The Wood Studio, Edinburgh Napier University

TIMBER FOCUS SESSION ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING RECORDS. PRESENTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE POST EVENT FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF A FEEDBACK QUESTIONNAIRE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGULAR UPDATES ON THE TIMBER FOCUS PROGRAMME AND ITS SPEAKER LINE-UP, OR TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TIMBER EXPO VISIT: WWW.TIMBER-EXPO.CO.UK

Architects and Timber: striking designs These will highlight exceptional shortlisted entries from the Wood Awards 2014.

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CREATIVE INSTALLATIONS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

FINGERS CROSSED? HOPEFULLY… Rupert Scott, Membership & Marketing Manager at TRADA, said the organisation was delighted to be involved in such a groundbreaking design. “By bringing together students from the Architectural Association, engineers from Arup and our own technical expertise in timber, we believe we have created a truly innovative structure.”

The aesthetics of design is nothing if not subjective, but TRADA is hoping that the innovative structure – designed by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture with Arup and dubbed, suitably, Fingers Crossed – will be an attention-winner at this year’s London Design Festival. Built from 9 mm birch plywood – supplied by TRADA member Hanson Plywood – the sculpture relies solely on friction, rather than metal connections, as a joining solution. Fingers Crossed is best described as a series of interlocking teeth – like giant timber combs – and is designed to exploit and celebrate the material behaviour of wood. The project, initiated as a collaboration between students from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the AA, professional engineers at Arup and TRADA, the UK’s leading timber authority, is a real-life exploration of

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the bending capacity and connection possibilities that timber panels provide by integrating structural and spatial performance into one elegant architectural solution. First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. In 2007, it introduced the first series of its Landmark Projects, which have now become the public face of the Festival. Timber has featured highly, most notably in last year’s Endless Stair sculpture, which was also engineered by Arup. Commenting on the design, Evan Greenberg, Studio Master, Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the AA, said: “We have designed a pavilion with varied lighting effects and a playful, interactive landscape. This landscape, providing seating for visitors and organising circulation through the space, also performs structurally, lending stiffness at the base of the arch by locking it in place.”

Andrew Lawrence, Director at Arup, said: “Fingers Crossed is an incredibly complex design, borne out of numerous trials, and yet the simplicity of its aesthetics is breathtaking. We hope visitors to the London Design Festival will be equally impressed by the beauty of the sculpture – as well as the flexibility that timber has afforded in the design process.”

CNC MACHINING AS PART OF PRODUCTION TESTING

AS WELL AS BEING PRESENTED AT THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER IT WILL BE RE-ERECTED AT TIMBER EXPO, 7-8 OCTOBER, BIRMINGHAM NEC, WHERE IT WILL BE ONE OF MANY EYE-CATCHING EXHIBITS THAT HELP TO EXPRESS THE EXCITING POSSIBILITIES WHEN BUILDING WITH WOOD. WWW.TRADA.CO.UK

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GOLD SPONSOR > BSW TIMBER > TIMBER EXPO 2014

GOLD SPONSOR STAND: E50

Your business is quite literally our business. Our sales and technical teams are there to support you, they know their timber and have the systems at their fingertips to get you the information you need quickly and efficiently. And although we’re national, the help we can offer will be local. Naturally, we source our wood from well-managed FSC-certified forests and do everything possible to ensure our operations have the smallest impact upon the environment. Our mills aim to operate at zero wastage and we constantly review every aspect of our carbon performance and that of the suppliers upon whom we depend. Our marketing team are here to help you make the most of our brands easi and Timeless Timber. They can provide accredited training to your staff, which in turn will allow them to provide better service to your customers. The point of sale materials we’ll supply you with are designed to help and give you the competitive edge and drive sales in your markets.

BSW TIMBER has the latest techniques to enhance the durability and lifespan of your timber. Faster, nationwide delivery from seven sites in the UK and Europe and simple ordering from people who know their wood. Our current capacity of 1,000,000m3 will grow with investment by 300,000m3 by 2015, making BSW Timber the most technically advanced and progressive sawmilling company in the UK. We have the latest techniques to enhance the durability and lifespan of your timber. Faster, nationwide delivery from 7 sites in the UK and Europe. Simple ordering from people who know their wood. Easi and Timeless Timber, our two industry leading brands, are distributed throughout the construction, fencing, decking, landscape and pallet and packaging sectors. Our core construction brand, easi-edge, offers low cost, local, low carbon solutions for construction and timber frame.

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

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easi-post15™ products have been developed for Use Class 4 fence post applications. The product range utilises an innovative British take on the well established North American practice of incising after seasoning of the timber post. This game changing pre-impregnation process deploys precision incisions on each of the four faces of the sawn post to ensure sufficient levels of chemical penetration (6mm in the analytical zone) and retention are achieved to support the 15 Years Desired Service Life as stipulated within the Standard BS8417 Preservation of Wood - Code of Practice. The Timeless Timber brand of added value, outdoor timber products has been expanded in 2013 to include high quality, homegrown Larch cladding, visually graded large section Douglas Fir beams that complement the existing decking and outdoor landscaping solutions.

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GOLD SPONSOR > COILLTE PANEL PRODUCTS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

GOLD SPONSOR STAND: D40

David Flynn Construction turned to ToughPly when a late night fire led to the closure and reconstruction of the Eddie Rockets City Diner outlet in Waterford, Ireland. The panels made the perfect hoarding choice, delivering both structural and durable properties to provide perimeter protection for the public from the works within. The pre-finished double-sided boards offered significant time savings for the team too, with no need for sanding or priming, the resulting hoarding could be painted directly. “The only other alternative was plywood,” explained David Flynn from David Flynn Construction. “However, having used SmartPly SiteProtect as a hoarding solution for a number of other projects, we were confident with the durability of the OSB. The SmartPly ToughPly panel, which is sanded and coated on both sides, allowed us to save considerable time onsite as we could directly paint on the surface without extra preparation.”

NO TOUGH CHOICE WITH OSB ToughPly is a multi-purpose OSB panel from SmartPly. It offers builders, joiners and DIYers alike a pre-finished, double-sided panel that is reliable for a variety of structural and non-structural applications. Often plywood is chosen for projects based on the perception that it offers durability combined with an easily painted or finished surface. However the reality can be somewhat different. Without great care, illegally harvested and uncertified tropical plywood can make its way onto construction sites. This is not the only problem with cheap plywood though – there is a risk of delamination and blistering to the surface, especially in external applications. This not only compromises the performance of the panel, it also looks unprofessional and creates a poor impression.

For more information visit: www.smartply.com

Certified OSB is the answer to these problems. ToughPly in particular – with its pre-finished surfaces – offers a smooth face more akin to plywood but with full FSC certification, chain of custody auditing and CE Marking. ToughPly fulfils all the performance requirements where the building regulations call for materials to be tested for durability, strength and loading in structural applications. It is fully tested in accordance with EN 13986 and is CE marked to demonstrate compliance with the Construction Products Regulation.

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SILVER SPONSOR > EPICOR > TIMBER EXPO 2014

SILVER SPONSOR STAND: D11

EPICOR Epicor Software Corporation (recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc.) is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of combined experience serving midmarket organisations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries.

For more information visit: www.epicor.com/uk

Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s corporate office is located in Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide.

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Delivering growth and competitive advantage for building technology businesses

We develop and improve: • Business strategies • Products & services • Marketing strategies • Sales routes to market • Manufacturing operations • Business processes • Management systems • Product certification

Call us on 01743 290001, email us at info@cogent-consulting.co.uk or visit our website at www.cogent-consulting.co.uk


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SILVER SPONSOR > FRAME WISE > TIMBER EXPO 2014

SILVER SPONSOR STAND: C50

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. 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.

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

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.

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < X-LAM ALLIANCE < SILVER SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSOR STAND: F80

SPEED, STRENGTH AND SUSTAINABILITY Factory manufactured to exceptional levels of accuracy, specifying CLT ensures minimal defects, improves construction and project delivery time - ultimately reducing costs and maximising efficiency on all levels. Airtightness characteristics of CLT structures are excellent and values can be achieved which contribute to BREEAM ratings and Passiv standards. CLT is a highly stable timber solution which has little shrinkage or movement post construction and has proven multi-storey capability. One of the major advantages of CLT is its inherent fire resistance and panels can be produced with fire resistances of 30, 60 and 90 minutes and meets all the requirements of REI. CLT CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIER The Alliance constantly develops technology to aide specification and design. Winner of the Timber in Construction, Product of the Year Award and Highly Commended in the TTJ Innovation Awards, the CLT Construction Specifier is a pioneering online specifying system developed to help validate and support early stage calculations. This open source online tool is designed to eliminate the gap between design expectations and as-built results, whilst eradicating the costly risk of over-engineering. This system is freely available to use, visit: www.xlam-alliance.com/technical DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

X-LAM ALLIANCE Delivering Your Vision Combined to Form Superior Strength At the forefront of European cross laminated timber (CLT) research and development, the X-LAM Alliance is an innovative partnership bringing to the UK construction market a seamless and consistent method of supplying certified CLT solutions. Employing over 50 highly experienced and dedicated experts, the Alliance delivers robust, reliable and sustainable solutions. With an extensive portfolio of educational projects, the award winning team provide an all-encompassing in house design, engineering and manufacturing and installation service for educational structures.

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The X-LAM Alliance is focused on delivering exceptional results – completing projects on time and within budget. To find out more about our services call 01773 857512

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TOOLBOX TALKS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

TOOLBOX TALKS FREE Workshops Dedicated to timber technology CONFIRMED SESSIONS

CELLECTA Flawless Flooring Systems

An introduction to Cellecta’s range of “Flawless Flooring Systems” for timber frame developments. Richard discusses how Cellecta systems help reduce overall build times, improve thermal performance, reduce the running costs of a development and improve living conditions for occupants. The presentation includes “TETRiS” the eco-friendly insulation block and beam system for suspended ground floors and “ScreedBoard” the ultimate dry screed floor board for under floor heating and sound reduction.

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COILLTE OSB Innovation Widening the Scope of Applications

DUPONT™ TYVEK® CONSTRUCTION Fabric first -The holistic approach to thermal performance and energy conservation

Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest, ensuring continuity of supply of raw materials. Learn what OSB is it and how is it made. OSB Wood Panels: Benefits and developments. The Environmental benefits and performance characteristics of OSB, product applications and flame retardant OSB A presentation demonstrating the need to consider heat, air and moisture when designing buildings with long term performance that comply with the current and ongoing thermal performance demands of the Building Regulations, including Parts C & L.

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < TOOLBOX TALKS

Toolbox Talks will be an in-depth programme of FREE workshops dedicated to timber technology that will run across both days of the show. Hugely popular last year, these will be held in a purpose built 30-seat presentation theatre and will be on a ‘first come - first sat down’ basis.

These presentations will focus on the detail of processes, technologies and solutions on display at the show. From manufacturing process to onsite engineering solutions, Toolbox Talks will complement the Timber Focus programme in the main seminar theatres and will be exclusive to exhibitors at Timber Expo.

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WIEHAG Bringing timber to the concrete jungle – Canary Wharf

Full details available at: www.timber-expo.co.uk/whatson/timberfocus

ECOLOGICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS Airtightness and active moisture management using intelligent vapour checks

It has long been recognised that airtightness is a critical part of building a low energy construction, with additional benefits concerning comfort, health and structural durability. As we insulate our buildings to historically high levels, the negative affect of air leakage increases significantly. Over the life of a building it must be self-sufficient in itself in terms of both thermal performance and with regard to moisture management if it is to be healthy and durable over its lifetime. Ecological Building Systems will give an overview of airtightness, consequences of a lack of airtightness and common failure areas and then look at how to implement an airtightness strategy from the design stage to the final test on site.

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KDB INSULATION Specifying the correct insulation for the application

To create energy efficient homes we must not only select the insulation materials to suit the application we must also apply the insulation and associated building materials correctly. If we are to get serious about insulation in the future, insulation manufacturers, distributors and the retailer will have to be clearer in their message to the consumer/homeowner and ensure there is adequate information outlining the dangers of getting it wrong. Simply by saying we have always used certain products in the past does not mean we are getting it right.

This talk explores the amazing journey Wiehag have been on with this project, from early design to handing over the finished grid shell. We use stunning photography to bring the story to life, as one of the largest and most complex solid timber projects ever constructed in the UK takes place in the unique Canary Wharf area of London. We look at the challenges the project bought, and the innovative solutions developed to make it a resounding success. Already our roof is becoming an iconic addition to the London skyline and the talk will touch on the legacy it brings.

TOOLBOX TALKS WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED BY EXHIBITORS AT TIMBER EXPO 2014. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED EMAIL: HANNAH.JONES@TIMBER-EXPO.CO.UK

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PROFILE > ROOFSPACE SOLUTIONS > TIMBER EXPO 2014

PROFILE: ROOFSPACE SOLUTIONS As part of the Avonside Group, RoofSpace Solutions design, manufacture and install panelised roofing systems throughout the UK including the cutting edge I-Roof. Based in Stratford upon Avon, RoofSpace Solutions was set up in January 2008 and delivers a Fabric First approach and roofing package from wall plate upwards with up to four units completed in a day.

The I-Roof is a timber-based, offsite manufactured roofing system. We generally install a pair of units in one day saving approximately 2-3 weeks on the client’s build programme and are cost neutral against ‘traditional’ forms of construction. Due to the reduced scaffolding and offsite methods, our package has major health and safety benefits in reducing the risk when working at height. I-Roof is a complete room in roof system, fully designed and engineered to conform to Eurocode 5. Bespoke roof cassettes, manufactured in the controlled environment of our modern manufacturing facility, span from

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ridge to eaves supported by glulam beams. The glulam beams sit in pockets formed in our timber frame spandrel panels to form a complete habitable roof solution. The I-Roof system is fully insulated, with CE marked products, in our manufacturing facility to ensure a consistent warm envelope. The manufacture of the insulation used in our panels contain no ozone depleting chemicals meaning the ozone depletion potential is zero. RoofSpace ensure no chemical blowing elements are used during the creation of the insulation meaning the global warming potential arising from its creation is zero.

SEE US AT STAND: F60 Our roof cassettes are designed to achieve U/values as low as 0.11W/ m2K within the panel without the requirement for under cloaking or additional insulating works onsite, the same philosophy is balanced with our timber spandrel panels with U/values for the walls as low as 0.23W/m2K. Timber is naturally low in thermal conductivity and an excellent insulator. It is 15 times better as an insulator than concrete, 400 times better than steel and 1770 times better than aluminium. A 25mm timber board has better thermal resistance than a 114mm brick wall.

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Insulated spandrel panels and insulated roof panels • GRP or traditional timber dormers • Velux windows or similar • UPVC fascia and soffit or timber • All craneage including appointed persons and slinger/signallers • Lath felt and tile (through the local Avonside network of branches)

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Q: How has the TTF grown, changed and developed since you took over? Simply put the TTF has transformed itself into a modern executive led trade association. The look and feel of the organisation, the reputational improvement of the industry and the steadily improved financial position of the organisation, together with the near doubling of our membership stand testament to our success.

Q: What do you feel the successes and high points have been during your tenure? Any particular low points?

As Chief Executive of the UK Timber Trade Federation, John White has been a familiar face to everybody involved in the timber sector over the last nine years. Always promoting TTF members to the maximum and always promoting timber at all levels as the number one sustainable construction material. He will be a tough act to follow. Before leaving the Building Centre for good, he took a few minutes to speak to Gary Ramsay…

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The high point for me was watching as the EU Timber Regulation went through the various tortuous legislative discussions in Brussels to emerge virtually as the TTF had suggested it should be framed. A lot of effort went into achieving that. Why was that important? Because the EUTR places the requirement on the trade that the TTF’s own due diligence tool, the RPP, had done for a number of years before. This meant TTF members seamlessly complied with the new legislation ensuring the minimum business disruption whilst at the same time burnishing the responsible sourcing credentials we had worked so hard to achieve. Low points – the very tough decisions on redundancies that had to be made in the early days of my tenure. It is the toughest job in management. Disappointments – the current low take up of the NVQs and Apprenticeships we have worked so hard to develop with ProSkills. If the industry doesn’t use them the funding will disappear. Training our people is one of the best ways to improve our businesses.

Q: What can the timber industry and its members do better to make more of an impact on the wider construction industry and create opportunities for the material? The entire supply chain needs to work together to better understand the end customer markets. In construction this means we have to fully understand the procurement process and to address the skills and knowledge gaps in our sector to come up with the solutions to the concerns and issues that the construction sector customer has. Our competing sectors, with whom we should incidentally seek to find some of those solutions, are better at this that we are. We can do it. We identified that customers were finding it difficult to access the lifecycle impact data they needed from the timber sector to allow them to scope timber solutions against steel and concrete ones. Through wood for good the timber industry has now generated an open source data base that allows them to do just that. I also think the timber industry has to come together into one body to generate the representational weight to be able to access a seat at the top table of discussions. We also have to be ‘better’ companies to our customers. That means upping the way we look and behave. We should be striving to deliver professionalism by introducing things like Quality Management Systems, Investors in People and Environmental Management Systems that demonstrate to our customers that they really should do business with us because we are committed to delivering the highest quality service and products to them.

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Q: Over the last few years – has ‘thinking sustainably’ become more important to the way business operate? Undoubtedly. The standards that now exist, the requirements of PQQs and ITTs, the requirements in company reporting as well as the moral imperative make sustainability a key element of a company’s offer. There is no getting away from it. Whether you agree with the ‘green agenda’ or not, it is business critical to shape your business around it in order to have a successful future.

Q: Is timber now proving itself to be the material of choice for greener construction? It has long been recognised as a fantastic construction material. Sustainably grown, as nearly all wood used in the UK is, this is the only material that is endlessly renewable, that sequesters and stores carbon, that has unrivalled performance, flexibility and aesthetics. There are barriers to greater wood use wrapped up in the way we present and represent ourselves, but if we can overcome these the future of construction is in my view a wooden one. Evidence is becoming clearer all the time for example of when we get it right the customer is delighted with the industry’s offer. The current acceleration in the growth of CLT is a great example. And on the back of its success we can articulate all the positive messages about wood which in turn leads to greater wood use across the piece.

Q: What can the timber industry do to work together better and more cohesively? For me this is a necessary and critical next step. The sector trade bodies must unite under one banner. The synergies that provides, the resource it brings and the representational weight that follows will mean that our stakeholder engagement from customer to politician can be ramped up significantly. We are definitely missing out on opportunities at the moment because we have a collective representational deficit as a result of all the timber related trade bodies. As a trade association professional I find it simply bonkers and struggle to understand why this is not a self-evident truth that everyone should swing behind addressing. I really hope that the Accord develops and grows to become that body and I hope it happens quickly. As I get closer to leaving the TTF the number of opportunities for timber grows. But at the same time a number of them slip by. My belief is that this agenda is so important that the industry should make it the number one priority.

Q: What direction do you hope to see the timber sector take over the next few years? See all of the above plus this one – we have to attract more women into our sector. Diversity is a strength.

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Q: What has been the best timber building or use of timber you have seen in your time? There are so many. Every time I examine the Wood Awards shortlist I marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of the wooden buildings entered. I would hate to be a judge for that particular prize. But if I had to choose it would be a more prosaic example. Bridport House in Hackney. It wasn’t the first CLT residential block but it feels like the one that really grabbed the building sector’s attention. I am sure the point is arguable. However for me I heard very clearly articulated some of the wonderful ways in which this wooden solution fitted the bill for the client and contractor, for the subcontractors and for the residents in a way other material solutions simply could not. It was originally designed to be a concrete building, but had to be built in timber for very practical engineering reasons. On top of that it is storing and will continue to store, tonnes and tonnes of carbon.

Q: Any words of advice for the next TTF chief? Cherish the honour to lead an industry that is a significant element of the solution to one of the world’s most difficult problems – climate change. Be persistent in making the case for wood on that basis. Look after what is a fantastic team of highly qualified and dedicated individuals here at the TTF.

Keep up to date with future developments at www.ttf.co.uk

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TIMBER TRENDS Issue 10 2014 Are MPs ‘losing focus on sustainability’? A survey of 100 MPs by Parliamentary research specialist Dods suggests that improving the sustainability of new houses has fallen off the political agenda in the race to meet the UK’s housing shortage. The MPs, from all political parties and UK regions, were asked to rank six considerations in order of importance for the UK’s new housing development programme: sustainability of materials, energy efficiency, availability of skilled labour for construction, speed of construction, cost of construction and quality and precision of the finished building. Cost came top, with 54% of respondents naming it as their first or second most important consideration.

to reduce carbon emissions. “While the continued rise in house-building activity is of course welcome news,” said Dave Hopkins, Head of External Affairs at Wood for Good. “Putting upfront costs ahead of long-term sustainability is surprisingly short-sighted, given the consensus around the UK’s need to cut carbon emissions and help families with rising energy bills.” “It’s particularly counter-intuitive that while the benefits of timber construction appear to be widely appreciated, most UK housing continues to be delivered through carbon intensive building methods. Low cost and high environmental performance needn’t be mutually exclusive.” Source: www.woodforgood.co.uk

SMTS Helps Deliver UK’s First Eco Town

Just 13% of MPs saw sustainability of building products and materials as one of their top two priorities, with more than half (57%) ranking it among their bottom two. Only just over a third (36%) placed energy efficiency among their top two concerns. The study found that 68% of Conservative respondents put cost of construction in their top two priorities, compared with only 46% of Labour MPs.

Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has been awarded the design order to help create the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester) and is in final negotiations for the production and supply of the Sigma II timber frame on the first Exemplar phase.

The respondents were also canvassed on the benefits of building with timber. More than half (55%) agreed that timber buildings can be delivered faster and at lower cost than other materials, while 76% identified that its increased use would help

SMTS is working with lead developer A2Dominion, and main housing contractor Willmott Dixon, to provide highly-sustainable timber frame houses as part of the UK’s only eco town still to adhere to the Government’s original Eco Town Policy Planning Statement

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designed to achieve high standards of environmental sustainability. The first phase of the timber frame element is worth circa £1 million. Alex Goodfellow, Group Managing Director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, said: “I’m extremely proud that Stewart Milne Timber Systems will play such an integral role in one of the most important housing developments in the UK today, and I’m looking forward to watching the project grow to become a huge success in the coming years.” The Exemplar phase of the scheme will provide 393 homes which meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5. As one of the country’s most sustainable communities, the homes at NW Bicester are designed to be ‘future proofed’ against climate change and rising temperatures. Aiding the energy efficiency is the type of wall being used to construct the homes, which is the Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ proprietary Sigma II build system, “195 C-Stud”, delivering excellent heat retention and airtightness, a 0.15 U-value and therefore providing greater energy efficiency. In addition the party walls and roof will be site-insulated and made airtight with membranes. This, along with pre-assembled roof modules and insulated floor cassette edges, means a pair of semi-detached homes can be weather tight, airtight, secure and fully insulated within 72 hours, providing a safe and efficient means to complete the homes on site. Alex Goodfellow, added: “NW Bicester is an inspiring project and we’re very excited to see the end result of The Exemplar first phase. It’s fantastic to be involved with such a forward-thinking model of modern living which fits so well with the Government’s vision of a sustainable future. The timing of the programme is extremely

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ambitious. Being able to build the timber systems before they’re brought to the site to be erected with mobile cranes allows a significant time advantage over standard construction methods.” Source: http://timbersystems. stewartmilne.com

CLT Performs Well Under Site Fire Conditions

A report commissioned by Finnish wood and paper producer Stora Enso Building & Living suggests Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structures can still retain their integrity even in construction site fires because of the material’s limited charring rate. A large wooden structure’s ability to meet fire protection requirements once it is complete has already been widely acknowledged within the industry. But how fireproof such structures are if a fire breaks out or is started when they are still being built has until now remained a matter of debate. Stora Enso wanted to show that CLT can withstand construction fires as well as any other construction material, providing enough time for site workers to escape to safety. It has commissioned an assessment from UK and Finland-based fire safety design consultancy Markku Kauriala which uses a fire dynamic simulator that was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA and

Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre along with several other international universities and companies. The report, which has not yet been fully released, is backed up by over 80 separate scientific references to other studies. Wayne Probert, UK Sales Manager for Stora Enso Building Solutions, said: “We decided to invest in this report in order to help specifiers understand the inherent properties that make CLT such a unique and valuable material for future construction developments. Simulation enables us to model the entire buildings in full scale and to evaluate multiple fire scenarios. We believe this research will prove invaluable to anyone wishing to build in CLT.” Mika Kallio, senior vice president at Stora Enso Building and Living, added: “The report provides scientific evidence underlining the significant difference under fire between traditional timber construction methods and massive wood such as CLT, especially during the construction process. The study also provides detailed technical information concerning fire safety of wooden multi-story buildings in general.”

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evaluated a range of scenarios including using various solid wood products for construction. They found that increasing the amount of wood harvested from 20% to 34% of the amount of wood grown annually, and using it efficiently in new products would have a number of positive effects, including: • Between 14% and 31% of global CO2 emissions could be avoided by preventing emissions related to steel and concrete by storing CO2 in the cellulose and lignin of wood products • About 12% to 19% of annual global fossil fuel consumption would be saved including savings achieved because scrap wood and unsellable materials could be burned for energy, replacing fossil fuel consumption. “Forests contain a lot of diversity which can be maintained by harvesting some of the forest growth,” said Professor Chadwick Oliver, lead author of the study. “This harvested wood will save fossil fuel and CO2 and provide jobs — giving local people more reason to keep the forests.” The full results are published in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry. Source: www.tandfonline.com

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Wood Buildings Can Slash Global Fossil Fuel Use Over 3.4 billion cubic meters of wood is harvested every year. Turning some of this harvested wood into new buildings could help reduce CO2 emissions and fossil fuels use, a new Yale University-led study reveals. The study found that wood-based construction consumes much less energy than concrete or steel construction. Scientists from Yale and the University of Washington

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Timber Brings WWF Centre to Life BWF member company Vicaima has provided the interior door sets for the World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Centre in Woking. As well as being the new home of the WWF, the Living Planet Centre is an inspirational educational resource which shows, through smart use of design, materials and technology, that it is possible to create a state-of-the-art building with minimal environmental impact. Hopkins Architects and WWF set out to attain the highest possible

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standards of sustainability and worked to BREAM Outstanding criteria throughout. Vicaima was chosen to manufacture and supply the interior door sets throughout the building.

number of finish options available anywhere, including a complete Pantone matched colour spectrum, the doors at the Living Planet Centre were finished in birch to complement the wall panelling. Source: www.bwf.co.uk

Hotel Giant Commits to STA Whitbread, one of the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operators, has announced its commitment to only use the products and services of Structural Timber Association (STA) members in its future timber-based projects. Principle contractors Willmott Dixon tasked NHE (N.H. Etheridge (Building) Ltd.) with supplying and installing the internal timber doorsets. NHE contracts director Steve Etheridge said: “Part of our scope of works included the supply and installation of internal timber door sets, and it soon became apparent that this element would be one of the most complicated and difficult to produce due to the integration and fully flush finish within the birch plywood wall panelling required by Hopkins Architects.”

Vicaima supplied a total of 46 fully finished, oversize Portaro door sets in various heights, the tallest being 2370mm for an entrance door to the auditorium, and to different widths – the maximum being 1130mm wide. With the range offering one of the greatest

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The company, which operates brands including Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Brewers Fayre, build and manage hundreds of properties across the UK. Timber plays a key part in many Whitbread properties, especially their network of newbuild Premier Inns, which regularly utilise timber frame. Chris Foad, Whitbread’s head of construction process and existing estate expansion, explained the move: “Timber is at the heart of many of the properties we construct and operate. Therefore, we need to ensure that the materials and services we use are of the highest quality, while also being sustainably sourced and priced at a competitive rate.” “To ensure we are meeting all of these requirements, Whitbread has taken the decision to only use the products and services of STAaccredited members when building timber-based properties. The Association’s strict membership conditions, movement towards CE marking, and investment in skills and training, means that we can build safe in the knowledge that quality is at the core of what we do.” Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the STA added: “Whitbread has used timber in the construction of its proprieties for many years,

so this commitment to only using STA members is a great boost for the Association and its members. This endorsement puts clear water between members and nonmembers, and is a reflection of the quality, assurance and peace of mind which comes with using an STA member.” Source: www.structuraltimber.co.uk

New BRE Guidance on Structural Timber The BRE Trust has funded the production of a new publication that explores the key factors to be considered when specifying structural timber. Aimed at engineers, designers, architects, sawmillers and timber merchants in the wood processing industry, the guide provides useful information on the range and qualities of strength-graded timber in order for users to make safe decisions and calculations with regard to their designs. It also provides an overview of and links to more in-depth information contained in relevant British Standards, European Standards, Eurocode 5 and other documents. All timber to be used for structural applications in construction projects should be assessed for strength in order to be specified and fitted correctly. Joists that support ceilings, floors, roofs and rafters are integral to a building’s design and longevity, however, despite timber being one of the oldest structural materials, very few species used in industry have been fully assessed. The publication – DG 416: Specifying structural timber replaces the BRE timber guidance published in 1996 Source: www.brebookshop.com

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HELPING THE RETIRED AND SICK FOR NEARLY 120 YEARS Founded in 1897 the Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society (Registered Charity No. 207734) has been assisting the retired and sick from the Timber trade and also their family members. The Society is an active member of the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) which is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundation that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. The funds managed by ACO members are discretionary and seek to complement and enhance welfare support provided by local and central government. The TTBS not only assists aged and retired trade members and their dependants, but also some much younger who have fallen ill, have become severely handicapped or have lost their partners and are still caring for their children. For further details of the work of the Society or to refer an application for assistance, please contact:

Ivan Savage, General Manager, Timber Trades Benevolent Society, Masons Croft, 19, Church Lane, Oulton, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8UL.

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The UK’s Largest Timber Building Opens

UKSIPS & STA Join Forces

The £19m four-storey William Perkin High School in Greenford, West London has officially opened. Built from 3,800m3 of cross laminated timber (CLT), it includes a 750-seat performance auditorium, sports hall and central atrium running the full height of the building. The above ground floors are 230mm-thick CLT and span 7.5m with a 2.5m cantilevering walkway. The CLT wall panels range from 95-208mm thick, decreasing to 95mm at the top floor as a means of saving both cost and weight. The building was designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, while the structural design was produced by engineering and design company Ramboll. The CLT was supplied by KLH UK Ltd. Gavin White, Ramboll Associate Structural Engineer, said the building was initially planned as a concrete frame building but the design changed to a timber superstructure because of the cost and time advantages. “Even with snow on the ground and delivery restrictions from the surrounding residential area, the majority of the CLT structure was assembled in only 19 weeks. This is because CLT can be put up in any weather or temperature, and with a much smaller and less intrusive delivery schedule than concrete. Internally the timber also forms a key design feature for the school – with both the sports hall and the building’s sunlit central atrium showcasing this bright, natural material.” Source: www.ttjonline.com

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Leading timber industry membership organisations UKSIPS and the Structural Timber Association (STA) have joined forces, creating a stronger presence for their members within the sector. UKSIPS will join the STA and will be represented by a new STA working group for SIP technology and across the various existing STA committees. Peter Barr of SIPCO, and current vice-Chairman of UKSIPS, will be joining the STA main board to boost the representation of structural insulated panels within the management of the Association. Lawrence Young, chairman of the STA said: “I am pleased to be welcoming our colleagues from UKSIPS to the STA - something we have been discussing for some time now. They will bring technical expertise, quality standards and significant insights that will play a vital role in our ongoing services to the construction sector. This announcement is another step in the growth of the STA and its representation and I look forward to working with the new SIP members.”

Charles Stewart, outgoing Chairman of UKSIPS added: “This announcement represents a significant opportunity for our members to grow the influence of the SIP industry within the structural timber sector and the wider construction industry. We look forward to continuing to champion the ‘fabric first’ agenda and to using the combined technical skills and knowledge of our members to put forward new solutions for the zero carbon agenda.” The STA maintains strict criteria about who can join the Association, with members frequently audited to ensure they are delivering industry best practice. This gives consumers the peace of mind that the products they are using and the services which they are provided with are of the highest quality, as well as adhering to required regulations. Source: www.uksips.org

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Scotland Needs More Trees

News in Brief The Trussed Rafter Association has appointed a new Chairman. Richard Evans, Managing Director of Scotts Timber Engineering, was unanimously endorsed by Members at this year’s AGM. Speaking following his appointment, Richard said: “I am delighted to say that the timber industry has taken a very positive turn in the last 12 months and things are feeling more confident. Undoubtedly the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ initiative has created increased demand for new homes and therefore construction has increased, in turn leading to the creation of new companies and jobs to fulfil this demand.”

According to a report on the BBC, Scotland’s forestry and timber industry is not planting enough trees to meet expected demand for wood in 50 to 100 years’ time. Industry body Confor said trees for commercial use could take up to 40 years to grow but that there had been a fall in planting since 1990. Public agency Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) said there were good levels of supply for the next 20 years. Confor said FCS’s 50-year and 100-year timber supply forecasts showed a shortage of 60 million cubic metres of timber and the shortfall was a threat to the future of more than 1,000 jobs. Stuart Goodall, chief executive of Confor, told BBC Scotland: “A lot of trees were planted in the 20th Century and then it stopped about 1990 and we’ve hardly planted anything since. What that creates is a time lag because trees take about 35 to 40 years to grow. We are going to see the effect of that from about the 2030s onwards.”

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Confor said the Scottish government was committed to planting 148,263 acres (60,000 ha) of commercial forestry by 2022. However, the industry body said there should be a further commitment after that date to planting 14,826 acres (6,000 ha) every year until 2042. Cameron Maxwell, from FCS, said: “We have got good levels of supply coming for the next 20 years plus. It is a question of what to do beyond the 2040s when the increase we have seen starts to reduce and falls away. We need to work very closely with the private sector to ensure we have a consistent level of supply to our processing facilities.” Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/ uk-scotland-highlands -islands-27506463

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The 2014 TTJ Timber Innovation Award deadline is 30 June. Following the success of 2013’s awards, the decision was made to expand the awards, leading to the creating of the Innovative Market Development category. This joins the pre-existing Innovative Product Development category and will add an extra dimension to the awards, giving entries such as an online design software, or new methods of bringing a product to market the chance to receive recognition. Winners and runners up in both categories will be given the opportunity to showcase their products during Timber Expo. TO DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM GO TO: WWW.TRADA.CO.UK /EVENTS/TTJAWARD FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MANDY ASTON AT: MASTON@BMTRADA.CO.UK OR +44 (0) 1494 569 642


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Accoya has been used to create a 2.5ft egg-shaped sculpture for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in New York.

The sculpture was created by dresser mouldings in Rochdale and the wood for the project was donated by distributors Abbey Woods and James Latham. The Accoya Egg was designed by London firm Zap Architecture. Pol Gallagher, Director of Zap Architecture, said: “Accoya was a great material to work with, and owing to its durability credentials, we’re confident that the egg will remain a beautiful piece of art for years to come.” The egg stands on a plinth made from Medite Tricoya.

Wood Campus has re-launched with a new look. The industry’s only online information and learning portal has re-launched with a new special section aimed at the DIY Sector. Wood Campus has enjoyed significant growth over the past 18 months from people looking for quick and easily-digestible information alongside the online learning courses. The new DIY sector joins the existing Builders, Merchants and Specifiers content.

The contractor behind the Wood Award-winning Bishop Edward King Chapel saw its pre-tax profits rise by 21% to £1.7m last year. Family-owned Beard was the main contractor on the timber chapel at Ripon College in Cuddesdon, which won the Gold Award at the Wood Awards and

was a runner-up in RIBA’s Stirling Prize. Managing director Mark Beard said: “Our success has been driven by a strong focus on prompt and faultless delivery of all our buildings projects, good cost control and being selective about the clients and projects we take on.“

GMT Timber Frames has completed a project to replace a drawbridge at the Tower of London. The project, which took a four-man team six weeks to complete, involved replacing the middle drawbridge at the historic landmark – an oak structure dating from 1915. The new drawbridge had to be heavy enough to take the weight of a fire engine as well as crowds of tourists. The raising section is to be used on special occasions and for teaching purposes. The project was delivered on time and to budget for English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces.

The Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society (TTBS) is in good health, according to National President Malcolm Cowley.

Speaking at its annual general meeting on May 15, he said: “The efforts of our investment management team, legacies, which raised £81,000 of income through the year and the fundraising efforts of our nine regional committees have all resulted in a very satisfactory year for the Society.” He added that payments to beneficiaries were £6,000 up on the previous year.

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An innovative project to construct the world’s tallest timber building is underway in Norway. The fourteen-storey building in Bergen called Treet – meaning ‘tree’ in Norwegian – will reach heights of 49m when complete, taking the title of tallest timber structure from the existing record holder in Melbourne, Australia. Almost 900 m³ of timber will be used in the tower resulting in a CO2 saving of approximately 1,800 tonnes. Work started in April 2014, with the whole project due to be completed in autumn 2015.

The US government is to launch a competition for the design of high-rise timber buildings as part of a US$1m initiative to encourage the use of wood as a structural material. The government competition is to demonstrate the architectural and commercial viability of wood in tall buildings, similar to the nine-storey Stadthaus in London. The $1m US programme will be run by the Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers and builders related to the use of advanced wood materials in buildings.

Substituting concrete and steel for timber in construction could help to reduce global emissions by almost 31 per cent. Conducted by scientists from the University of Washington and Yale, the research shows the greater use of wood could also cut fossil fuel use by between 12 and 19%. At the moment, about 20 per cent of wood grown globally is harvested – around 3.4 billion cubic metres per year – and the team calculated that this should be increased to 34%. Professor Chadwick Oliver, lead author of the research, said: “Forests contain a lot of diversity. This harvested wood will save fossil fuel and CO2 and provide jobs.”

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

BUYERS & SPECIFIERS FORUM Filling Up Fast Timber Expo provides a platform for exhibitors from across the globe to showcase the latest innovations – however the event is now recognised as being more than just a ‘market stall’ to promote products and services, it is also a platform for ‘thought leadership’ and knowledge transfer.

a strong desire to engage at the highest level with decision makers with direct influence over procurement decisions. The 2013 Forum was hailed a great success by all those taking part, with 74 buyers and specifiers attending a total of 296 meetings with exhibitors.

At the heart of Timber Expo each year is the Timber Buyers and Specifiers Forum – a purposeful environment for building business networks. This focused approach has proved to be highly successful in creating new business relationships, facilitating meetings and most importantly, generating business. All participants in the Forum have

But when other trade exhibitions are in decline, why is Timber Expo expanding year on year? According to Nick Milestone, Managing Director of B & K Structures, who with Austrian partners Binderholz, forms the X-LAM Alliance – it’s having a business focus:

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“It’s all about creating a forum to bring the right people together to conduct meaningful business meetings. We have exhibited every year since the launch of Timber Expo at the Ricoh Arena in September 2011. Last year the Buyers Forum was extremely successful for the X-LAM Alliance.“ “The new format, with an online profile for all the buyers taking part, included details of live projects and precise requirements. With this system no one wastes their time and booking meetings in advance demonstrates commitment on both sides. Buyers meet with the right exhibitors and can get straight down to business. The Forum generated inroads and openings with companies we would have otherwise not had the opportunity to meet and do business with.” Nick Milestone Managing Director of B & K Structures

To sign up to the Forum visit: www.timber-buyers.co.uk

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PROFILE: THE STRUCTURAL TIMBER ASSOCIATION (STA) Call on Quality The Structural Timber Association (STA) is surging ahead since its rebrand from the UKTFA and recently absorbed the membership of the UKSIP Association to form one of the strongest trade associations in the construction sector. Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, gives an update on the Association’s recent activities. With positive economic news continuing to emanate from the construction sector, the STA has been working tirelessly in recent months to ensure our members are best positioned to capitalise on the upturn. In April, we were delighted to announce that Whitbread, one of the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operators, will now only use the products and services of STA members in its future timber-based projects. The company, which operates brands including Premier Inn and Costa Coffee, build and manage hundreds of properties across the UK, with timber playing a key part in the company’s approach. At the end of May, we held our first AGM since rebranding from the UK Timber Frame Association last September. The AGM saw a record turnout, as well as giving us the chance to welcome the membership of UKSIPS, which disbanded and whose members joined the STA at the start of April. By joining forces, we feel that we are creating a stronger voice

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WOOD FOR GOOD > TIMBER EXPO 2014

WOOD FOR GOOD Launches UK construction industry’s largest life-cycle assessment sector database The free-to-use database, which was unveiled at London’s Building Centre in April, has been designed to aid the specification of timber products in construction schemes. It contains environmental performance information on all major timber products from cradle to grave. Wood for Good has gathered data on every aspect of the life-cycle of timber products, from forestry, harvesting, transportation, processing and manufacturing, through to the various end of life options. The resource includes modern-engineered solutions such as cross-laminated timber (CLT). Using the data, built environment professionals will be able to make informed decisions about the materials they choose and model the impact this will have on the life-cycle performance of the buildings they design. A key initial finding from the database is that each of the products studied has a carbon negative rating on a cradle-to-site basis. This means that the amount of carbon absorbed and stored in the timber is greater than that emitted from harvesting, processing and transportation. “Timber products require very low energy inputs for production – relative to many mainstream building materials – and therefore have a low-embodied energy and carbon rating,” says David Hopkins, project director at Wood for Good. “Our conversations with specifiers have revealed that while most are already convinced of this, and the

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many other benefits of wood, they often lack the empirical evidence to endorse its use with their clients.”

TO ACCESS THE DATABASE GO TO: WWW.WOODFORGOOD.COM /LIFECYCLEDATABASE

“Harnessing all of the environmental and design data that customers need in order to choose timber products in one convenient hub, will support the increased specification of timber. Our initial findings demonstrate that timber has enormous potential to help improve the environmental impact of the building industry. It absorbs carbon dioxide during the growth phase, stores this carbon throughout its life, requires very little energy to process and manufacture and can be used as a low-carbon fuel or a resource for further timber products at end of life. Through the launch of this resource, and its ongoing development, we aim to position timber as the first choice material for sustainable building.” The Lifecycle Database hub will incorporate both generic LCA datasets for the primary products developed during this project and existing manufacturer-specific datasets identified during a literature review, together with the related evidence base. Over time, it will also provide tools to allow manufacturers to produce their own Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). The environmental data provided for the primary timber products are intended to be used at the building or end-use-product level, allowing comparisons to be made between different options, taking account of the full life cycle. Data for products themselves can

only be compared where the full functionality through the life cycle has been considered. The results are the first to be published through Wood First Plus, a multi-stakeholder research and development initiative spearheaded by Wood for Good with funding and support from Scottish Enterprise, Forestry Commission Scotland, Timber Trade Federation and TRADA. Global sustainability consultancy PE INTERNATIONAL was appointed to oversee the collection and analysis of LCA data for the database and is continuing to work with Wood for Good on the research project. PE has worked with all major materials sectors in the construction industry and conducted a major LCA project on U.S. hardwood lumber for the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) in 2009. Future outputs include the publication of LCA studies at whole-building level across a range of building types, as well as the creation of a toolkit which will allow individual companies to generate their own Environmental Product Declarations.

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CASE STUDY: FRAME WISE Four Dwellings Primary Academy SEE US AT STAND: C50

The Four Dwellings Primary Academy in Birmingham is an award winning success story that has improved lives and results, by developing a school building which inspires educational success. From the unique oval design, clearly demonstrating the flexibility of timber, to the approach of the construction project – Four Dwellings School is distinctive in many ways. In collaboration with architects dRMM and main contractor, Lend Lease – Frame Wise designed, manufactured and built the innovative timber frame structure for the school. By using offsite construction methods, a robust logistic plan could be developed to minimise both deliveries and on-site waste. Sustainability and innovation were central to the build process. Four Dwellings Primary School is a fantastic achievement not only from a sustainability, design and build perspective but more importantly, it has transformed lives and enhanced results.

Project Outcomes Developed under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Primary School Capitol Programme, Four Dwellings School was one of the largest projects delivered under this programme in the country. The timber frame and panels kept the site movements to a low level and helped the building achieve a B rating Energy Performance Certificate. The calculated C02 emission rate exceeds Part L 2006 regulations. The school was delivered on schedule, within budget and now brings all pupils and staff together into one outstanding educational facility, providing modern and efficient accommodation, significantly reducing running costs.

SPECIFICATIONS • Main contractor: Lend Lease • Timber Frame Design/ Manufacture/Construction: Frame Wise • Architect: dRMM Associates • M & E Engineers: Hulley & Kirkwood • Structural: Nolan Associates • Acoustics: Hepworth Acoustics

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In June 2013, the project won the most prestigious category at the West Midlands Celebrating Construction 2013 Awards winning Project of the Year. Frame Wise also picked up the Timber in Construction award for Education Project of the Year.

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Learning Campus Featuring SAS Achieves Excellence

Phase two of the project included the demolition of William C Harvey and Broadwater Farm schools and the construction of the remaining areas including kitchens, offices, gym, music facilities and classrooms for years 3-6. To help meet the required BREEAM rating, the building incorporates a sophisticated building management system, including manually operated Hybrid Series 2 top opening vents within the Senior curtain wall system together with a high level of automated vent control.

An innovative £18million education facility has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks, in part, to the use of Senior Architectural Systems’ ground-breaking hybrid curtain walling, door and window systems. Funded by Haringey Council as part of its Capital Funding Programme and believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, the 6,000sqm Broadwater Inclusive Learning Campus, designed by architects Gollifer Langston, amalgamates three schools including a mainstream primary school and two special needs schools, at Broadwater Farm in Tottenham. The two-storey school was programmed for delivery over three phases to enable the existing schools to remain open during the construction process. Fabricated

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and installed by Cardiff-based Denval Co Ltd, the Senior Hybrid curtain wall system offers an aluminium external profile providing exceptional performance, longlife and low maintenance with contrasting engineered timber internally to provide an ideal combination of aesthetics, high insulation properties and strong environmental benefits. Powder coated externally in dust grey and internally in pine with a clear lacquer for added protection, Senior’s Hybrid composite timber and aluminium system incorporates double glazed units comprising a laminated pane and a toughened pane for security and safety of the children. The soft coat low-e units provide exceptional acoustic and thermal performance whilst reducing solar gain, achieving an overall U value of 1.5 W/2K.

Phase three of the project included the demolition of the remaining sections of the original buildings and the creation of extensive external play and community areas.

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

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CASE STUDY: X-LAM ALLIANCE Furness Academy – the Design and Construction Journey

Furness Academy has been hailed as a ground-breaking project as one of the largest educational facilities to be developed in the UK using cross laminated timber (CLT), as the core structural component. Cumbria County Council had an urgent requirement for a new Academy - the final proposal was for an outstanding centre of learning, with the target of accommodating 1,200 pupils by the academic year 2013/14. Furness Academy aspired to be more than just a place of learning - at a social level it has been established as a hub for the local community and a beacon of change for the area.

Project Performance Site conditions proved far from ideal and the team experienced heavy rain, wind and snow throughout the 22 week frame construction period. This presented particular challenges for panel unloading, erection and associated plant movements. In total an astounding 1,988 white wood spruce CLT panels and 184 tonnes of steel were delivered, over the course of the 22 weeks, in 57 loads. The Academy has achieved outstanding environmental performance for the structural frame with sequestered carbon values of - 1395 tonnes of CO2.

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SPECIFICATIONS • Client: Cumbria County Council • Architect: Halliday Clark • Main Constructor: Kier Construction • Engineer: BDP • Structural Frame: X-LAM Alliance

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Following completion of the project, acoustic testing (carried out by BDP) and air permeability testing (carried out by HRS Services) took place. Indoor ambient noise level measurements were taken in line with the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) Guidelines, Noise from Building Services for mechanical and mixed mode ventilated areas.

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BRONZE SPONSOR > ENGLISH WOODLAND/FINEWOOD > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D71

ENGLISH WOODLANDS TIMBER English Woodlands Timber Ltd is a hardwood sawmill and timber merchant. We specialise in the sourcing, conversion and supply of English and European timbers for furniture makers, architectural joinery and builders. Located near Midhurst in West Sussex the company’s 16,000sq ft timber store holds a wide range of thicknesses in waney and square edge. Customers are able to select their own timber with our experienced staff. Our six head Weinig moulder enables us to provide a bespoke machining service to our customers from this excellent stock. Externally the company lays down Oak, Ash, Elm, Cedar of Lebanon, Sweet Chestnut and other native species in stick to air dry ‘en boule’. Very wide widths and long lengths are a speciality as is the supply of air dried timber for external joinery. For structural work, our competitively priced oak beams (with PEFC Chain of Custody) are cut to order on a two week lead time. For external cladding fresh sawn FSC Douglas Fir, Larch and Western Red Cedar is sourced locally from the Cowdray Estate. The company also provides a comprehensive Forest Management service across 10,000 acres in Southern England. Its roots and experience stretch right through the growing, milling, drying and presentation of quality timber. We look forward to welcoming you onto our stand at Timber Expo.

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

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FINEWOOD MARKETING UK The Finewood Marketing Group is one of the UK’s leading independent timber agents and stockists, specialising in the supply of hardwood door edge lippings, mouldings, veneers, plywood and doors. With representatives in the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Ghana, China and Spain, along with many years of knowledge and experience allow us to offer you a complete service. Formed in 1993, Finewood Marketing UK Ltd specialise in container shipments and can offer a tailored range of services to suit your business, from design specification to inspection; shipment and delivery to customer premises. Also part of the Finewood Marketing Group, Green Tree Timber Ltd holds a comprehensive range of stock for those with smaller volume requirements, from doors and door edge lippings to glazing beads and veneer layons. The Finewood Marketing Group are members of the UK TTF and TRADA and have achieved both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody accreditation, ensuring our commitment to supply sustainable timber.

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < LONZA/MODERN LUMBER TECH < BRONZE SPONSOR

LONZA WOOD PROTECTION Lonza Wood Protection will be highlighting the latest developments around its family of TANALITH and VACSOL proven preservative products and services. These will include innovative new technologies for to allow new colour options for next generation TANALISED timber used in construction, fencing and landscaping applications.

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Lonza’s family of tried, tested and trusted fire retardant treatments, DRICON and NON-COM Exterior will also be featured. DRICON now has over 25 years as the only BBA certified fire retardant treatment for timber and NON-COM Exterior is also now accepted by the NHBC for the protection of exterior cladding timbers on new build projects. Both products have the highest accolade from the UK Wood Protection Association (WPA) in being a fully ‘approved’ fire retardant treatments - a unique offering supported by both ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental accreditations of its dedicated fire retardant treatment facilities. A dedicated new website has recently been launched to provide detailed information on DRICON and NON-COM Exterior treatments – www.lonzawood.co.uk A factory applied coating system is also now available for NON-COM Exterior fire retardant treated timbers when required. DRYWOOD Woodstain comes with a 4 year performance warranty.

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MODERN LUMBER TECHNOLOGY Ultralamtm produced by Modern Lumber Technology Ltd. (MLT Ltd) is the modern composite structural material – laminated veneer lumber, innovative engineered wood product with physical and mechanical properties surpassing solid timber and glulam. The annual design capacity of our plant is 150,000 m3 of LVL and could be boosted up to 250,000 m3.

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: C101

Ultralamtm is produced in the form of boards and billets of several types of veneer orientation and grade: length varies from 2500mm to 20500mm, width: from 40mm to 1250 mm and height (thickness): from 24mm to 100mm. This year MLT Ltd is putting into operation a beam processing line for additional treatment of beams to better suit specific requirements of both international and Russian customers. Ultralamtm is certified according to European, Russian and US quality standards and by the end of 2014 we will be certificated as per the Australian and Japanese quality standards. MLT Ltd sustains forest recourses in Russia – renting 200,000 m2 of FSC-certified logging area. Production is waste free with the waste used in the premium class fuel pellets. The annual capacity of the pellet line is 60,000 tons. MLT Ltd. is starting up new OSB plant in the beginning of 2016.

For more information visit: www.ultralam.com/uk/ company.php

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BRONZE SPONSOR > OSMOSE/REA JET > TIMBER EXPO 2014

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: B14

OSMOSE Osmose UK has been implementing an intentional strategy of diversification, developing new business opportunities around its historic core – the supply of industrial wood preservatives. We are dedicated to creating new opportunities for timber and looking for additional ways to enhance the properties of wood and add value to our customer’s timber and wood-based products. Osmose are market leaders in industrial wood preservatives with leading European brands such as Celcure for landscape timbers and fencing along with Protim for timber frame and joinery. The revolutionary MicroPro and MicroShades give many added benefits to add value. We also offer a comprehensive fire retardant range with Exterior Fire –X for cladding and Osmose FirePro (Humidity Resistant ) which is approved by London Underground and the WPA. In addition we can offer Protim Frameguard a fire retardant for timber frame construction sites which is approved under the UKTFA Safe Site scheme. Colour systems such as Aquatan for fence panels and sheds enhance the appearance of wood. These and other specialist industrial products offer creative solutions in extending the service life of wood. Working in partnership with our customers, our goal is to build together the market for enhanced, protected timber products.

For more information visit: www.osmose-europe.com

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D50

REA JET REA JET has provided reliable wood marking solutions for the timber industry around the world for over 30 years. Our tough IP65 coding systems are ideally suited to operate reliably in the sawmill environment. Our systems include contact-free ink jet marking, laser and spray mark systems as well as inks and consumables. We can mark sawn timber, planed timber, IPPC packaging materials and all types of boards. Our tough modular designs enable reliable product coding in harsh environments, save down time, service costs and ensure reliable printing. We can print CE marking, Grading, barcodes, 2D codes and variable data (i.e. dates & times). By cascading multiple print heads, we can also mark large logos for marking stacks, branding and marketing purposes. REA JET and REA VERIFIER (Code Verification Systems) are both divisions of REA Elektronik GmbH based in Muehltal, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. REA Elektronik was founded in 1982, is owner-operated and employs a staff of 300 (2013).

For more information visit: www.rea-jet.co.uk

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < RUBNER/SAS < BRONZE SPONSOR

RUBNER Rubner Holzbau is the ideal partner to trust when building complex timber structures and projects of high architectural quality. The constant thrust towards innovation and our wide experience gained over decades of work have allowed our company to become the technological leader and specialist in the field of timber. Our solutions include: • glulam construction • prefabricated roof and wall panels • cross-laminated timber panels • wood-and-glass curtain walling • complete building envelopes This wide range of products has allowed the company to create, all over the world, buildings characterised by a common denominator: supreme mastery in the use of timber. A value that is actively experienced by all our

staff at our production facilities in Bressanone and Calitri (Italy) and Ober-Grafendorf (Austria), and in our design and sales offices all over Europe.

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Our passion for wood emerges in the many types of projects we develop for public and private residential complexes: • industrial and commercial buildings • sports arenas and shopping centres • churches • congress and cultural centres • bridges • housing estates The yearly production by Rubner Holzbau amounts to 300,000 sq m of prefabricated roof and wall panels in solid wood, and 85,000 m3 of special glulam elements.

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS Glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems offers a comprehensive family of fenestration solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Senior range features many window, door and curtain walling options, which are all heavily used in today’s demanding marketplace including for hotel, education and health projects.

For more information visit: www.holzbau.rubner.com

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: B61

Senior designs and manufactures aluminium, fibreglass, glass and Hybrid systems. Fibre systems are a green innovation available exclusively from Senior, while the firm’s high quality glazed units are manufactured at a dedicated 40,000 sq ft facility in Scarborough. Senior provides an extensive range of aluminium systems to suit every budget, project size and performance requirement. Meanwhile, Senior’s Hybrid systems combine the long life and low maintenance of aluminium externally with all the aesthetic and performance benefits of responsibly sourced engineered timber internally. All Senior products are designed and manufactured to meet current and forthcoming legislation and the firm’s technical team is on hand to help you decide on the right product for each application.

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

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BRONZE SPONSOR > TEKLA/WIEHAG > 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: www.teklabimsight.com

BRONZE SPONSOR STAND: D70

WIEHAG – Solid Timber Solutions WIEHAG GmbH are a long established volume glulam manufacturer based in Austria, and are acknowledged as one of Europe’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. 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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The original timber composite window, door and curtain wall solution Manufactured and supplied in the UK, Hybrid is a high insulation composite timber and aluminium window range, complemented by a matching door and curtain wall system. Brought to you by a company with over two decades experience, Hybrid combines the advantage of the long life and low maintenance of aluminium externally with the high insulation, environmentally focused benefits of responsibly sourced engineered timber internally. High performance, thermally efficient timber/aluminium composite window, door and curtain wall systems

Tel: 01709 772 600 E-mail: info@seniorarchitectural.co.uk Web: www.seniorarchitectural.co.uk Eland Road, Denaby Main, Doncaster DN12 4HA. Strategic service centres located nationwide.


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EXHIBITOR PROFILES > ARCHITAB/FRENCH TIMBER > TIMBER EXPO 2014

EXHIBITOR STAND: X10

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: X7

BOIS MAG BOISmag is a leading magazine for the timber industry. It addresses the timber industry transversely from the industry’s first and second processing to construction and furnishing through trading, distribution, trade and the environment. Each month BOISmag provides economic and technical information, both on international and national issues on corporate life, the news of the industry, regulators, markets, products, materials and innovations. www.boismag.com

EXHIBITOR STAND: C10

BRITISH GYPSUM British Gypsum is the UK’s leading provider of plasterboard & dry-lining solutions with an increased focus on offsite manufacture. Our offsite solutions range contains structural innovations up to 6m x 2.5m, A1 fire-rated with enhanced fixing capability and are fully recyclable and H1 moisture resistant. All product solutions are complimented with a full range of services including our Technical Advice Centre, Plasterboard Recycling Service and UKAS-accredited test centre. www.british-gypsum.com/about-us/sectors/offsite

EXHIBITOR STAND: D12

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: A30

ECOLOGICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and windtight building products and natural insulations for nearly a decade. The company has developed a complete range of environmental building solutions to meet the needs of energy efficient, low carbon builders including GUTEX soft boards, Calsitherm climate board, Thermo-Hemp insulation and many more. Pro clima offer a total solution to providing a continuous seal in the internal fabric of the building and have been used in numerous low energy and Passivhaus builds. www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

EXHIBITOR STAND: X61

FRENCH TIMBER French Timber is an association formed in 2001 at the initiative of the Fédération Nationale du Bois and a group of French sawmills, to pursue two goals: to promote, on a national as well as international basis, the use of the different sawn timber species and processed wood products, coming from sustainable managed French forests and to ease supplies of sawn timber to foreign companies by increasing the visibility of the French sawmills. French sawmills participate in sustainable management of resources through PEFC and pledge a respectful policy towards future forests. www.frenchtimber.com

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TIMBER EXPO 2014 < GHANA/IWT < EXHIBITOR PROFILES

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EXHIBITOR STAND: X6

GHANA FORESTRY COMMISSION The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the regulation of utilisation of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. We aim to be a corporate body of excellence in the sustainable development management and utilisation of Ghana’s forest and wildlife resources meeting both national and global standards for forest and wildlife resource conservation and development. www.ghanatimber.org

EXHIBITOR STAND: F70

HANSON PLYWOOD Hanson Plywood Ltd is a leading supplier of a complete range of panel products and an extensive range and service tailored to individual customer requirements. High quality plywood specialists offering specifically engineered panels to suit all manufacturing and construction processes. Ideally situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire to serve the North of England and the UK as a whole. A comprehensive processing service including cutting, machining, veneering and laminating is provided. www.hanson-plywood.co.uk

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: E72

HOEBEEK Hoebeek NV is one of Belgium’s leading manufacturers and distributors of solid timber products. With 110 years of experience and know-how, Hoebeek supplies solid wood products divided into six major product groups: solid wooden floors and engineered flooring, exterior cladding with highlight on Western Red Cedar, thermo treated wood and exotic species, decking profiles, interior mouldings, skirtings and architraves, wall and ceiling panelling, construction timber and glulam. Our timber is PEFC and FSC-certified. www.hoebeek.be

EXHIBITOR STAND: X15

INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF LATVIA (LIAA) The objective of LIAA is to promote business development by facilitating more foreign investment, in parallel increasing the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in both domestic and foreign markets. Having 20 years of experience in the attraction of foreign direct investment to Latvia and promotion of foreign trade, the Agency has worked constantly to improve the business environment and provided services appropriate to the needs of business. Contact the Head of LIAA in the UK - Mr Guntis Rubins e: guntis.rubins@liaa.gov.lv

EXHIBITOR STAND: X17

IWT MOLDRUP We have been in the wood treating industry since 1957. We offer plants and equipment for wood treating (pressure/low-pressure, creosote) manufactured on several locations in Europe since 1978. You’ll find more than 1,000 Moldrup/IWT plants worldwide. Wood modification systems (crosslink, furfuryl, silicates) Plants for thermal timber modification. Fire retardant systems (exterior and interior). www.moldrup.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES > JUST SWISS/SUN-WOOD > TIMBER EXPO 2014

EXHIBITOR STAND: E71

JUST SWISS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION Just Swiss Timber Construction Ltd is a ‘one stop shop’, offering the whole range of services from consultancy, engineering and manufacture to delivery of the most innovative timber structures on the market. We are the international representative of the leading Swiss timber manufacturers.

www.just-swiss.com EXHIBITOR STAND: X57

PERMAVENT Our high performance breather membranes, for use in construction and roofing, are fully certified and guaranteed to offer the best protection against condensation. Permavent breather membrane is good at controlling condensation that it is the only 3-layer roofing membrane to pass the air permeability test from BRE. Permavent’s membrane easily outperforms other heavier roofing underlays. Independent tests from the BBA show just how good our roofing felt really is. www.permavent.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: X63

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: F17

SEMCO Semco are a leading UK manufacturer of racking and storage equipment. We make a wide range of hard wearing and durable products. Our aim is to offer customers competitively priced flexible racking based storage solutions without compromising on quality or design. We hold a comprehensive range of quality storage products in stock that are specifically designed and manufactured to meet the typical storage needs of any warehouse, shop or yard. Our range has been developed based on more than 40 years of experience in the racking and shelving industry. www.semcoltd.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: C21

SKLEJKA PISZ For over sixty years we have been manufacturing plywood. We are the sole producer in Poland and one of the very few in the world of two special products: transformer plywood with a brand name ELKONR and wood polymer composite – COMPREG, with high physical and mechanical properties. Our products are made of material from northeastern Poland and Baltic coast. We manufacture plywood from birch, alder, beech and pine. All products are PEFC and FSC-certified. We are accredited Quality - ISO 9001, Environment - ISO 14001, Health and Safety - PN-N 18001. www.sklejkapisz.pl

EXHIBITOR STAND: X23

SUN-WOOD BY STAINER Sun-Wood antique look wood is the perfect addition to original antique wood. With a special process the natural effect of old, weathered and sun-bleached wood is simulated on new wood. This allows a reproduction on three-layer panels, massive boards, veneered chipboard, MDF panels, laminated beams and much more available in many formats, from 2500 x 1250 to 5000 x 2050 mm. www.material-emotion.com/woodpanels

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EUROPEAN OAK The road ahead…

Meet the Oak specialists at Timber Expo ’14 www.hewinstimber.com

T: 01460 241777


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EXHIBITOR PROFILES > TILLY/WALLBARN > TIMBER EXPO 2014

EXHIBITOR STAND: E20

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: X3

TIMBERMARK Timbermark are a marking systems company dedicated to the timber industry. Their mission is to supply the best available timber marking technology for your production process and to offer excellent technical support and after-sales service. Timbermarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products are carefully selected according to technical, performance and cost requirements. The company has more than 10 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience designing, installing and maintaining installations and their know-how includes designing robustly engineered applications, suitable for the heavy industrial environment of sawmills and pallet manufacturing plants. www.timbermark.co.uk

EXHIBITOR STAND: E21

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: X53

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

EXHIBITOR STAND: C20

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

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EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES Timber Expo offers a raft of exhibitor and sponsorship packages to suit all resources and marketing budget. To discuss your opportunity, why not speak to a member of our sales team today and secure your place in the next issue of Expozine. Contact: Loretta Sales: loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk T: +44 (0) 7956 173 351 David Smith: david.smith@timber-expo.co.uk T: +44 (0) 7932 188 881

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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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