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Inside: TimberTalks Seminar Programme & Theatre Updates | ProTimber2012 | Vox Pops | Industry News | Exhibitor profiles plus much more


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ith less than three months to go before the event we have a lot to tell you about. Not least the further expansion of Timber Expo.

You can read more overleaf but on the afternoon prior to Timber Expo (24 Sept) we have a very exciting development that will bring together a wide spectrum of timber industry leaders and personalities under the brand of ProTimber. The finer details are being ironed out as we go to press but the hope is that the timber industry will support this on many levels. Two special pieces of research are also being commissioned that will be unveiled, dissected and discussed, with the floor open to some serious and passionate debate.

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ProTimber 2012 – the day before the exhibition halls open for business, Timber Expo will host a high level, pan-industry summit.

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Seminar Programme – plan your sessions in advance to make the most of your time across two busy days.

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

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Vox Pops – timber talk from out latest crop of industry personalities.

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Timber Buyers Forum – meeting slots are now filling up fast. TBF is bigger, busier and ready to facilitate more meetings than ever before.

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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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Visitor Essentials – everything you need to know about getting to Timber Expo and what you need to remember while you are there.

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Timber Trades Benevolent Fund – this year we have a chosen charity that we hope everyone will support generously.

We also have the Timber Talk seminar programme confirmed, so please take some time to plan what you will be seeing and hearing over two increasingly hectic days. We have also built into the programme presentations from selected shortlisted projects from the Wood Awards 2012, which are certain to prove popular. As well as all the talk inside the seminar theatres, the structures themselves are sure to be huge talking points. The creators of the seminar theatres talked me though how these will showcase timber as a building material and display how a complex supply chain can mesh together to create superb energy efficient buildings. The results will be stunning and alongside some other structural feature elements we have up our sleeve, there will be plenty to spark your imagination as you walk round the Jaguar Halls. Our regular features return, including our Vox Pops column, a quick round-up of some recent news you may have missed plus a bumper crop of new sponsor and exhibitor profiles. See you all in September. Enjoy the read… Gary Ramsay Editor Expozine e: gary.ramsay@timber-expo.co.uk

The Timber Expo team would like to extend a big thank you to all of our exhibitors, sponsors and conference speakers for making this event possible, without your foresight, commitment and belief in our vision this event would not be possible. Cover image: Courtesy of Lonza

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Enquiries: To discuss the complete range of promotional activities available or to book exhibition space contact Loretta Sales:

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m: 07956 173351 e: loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk The views expressed in the Timber Expozine are not necessarily those of Timber Expo Ltd or TRADA but are of our sponsors and exhibitors.

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A new dimension has been added to Timber Expo with the launch of ProTimber 2012. This will be the first of an annual gathering of timber industry leaders on the eve of the exhibition halls opening for business. Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, UKTFA “The time is now for all corners of the timber sector to collaborate and demonstrate to the construction community that this industry is serious about providing cost effective, value engineered sustainable solutions to meet both the economic and sustainability challenges in today's market. It is only through this collaborative approach that we will be able to clearly communicate that timber engineering is the only viable solutions to achieve zero carbon construction – and we will achieve this by total supply chain integration. Collectively we must understand the end user client’s needs and deliver these through our combined products and services. The need for One Vision and One Voice is now!”

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This special half day event on the 24 September 2012 is designed to bring together a cross-section of individuals from all corners of the timber industry to discuss current trends in the sector and inspire everyone on a future path ahead for the timber and wood products sector. ProTimber is expected to host 250 attendees to discuss five key topics alongside a presentation of the results of two studies into current trends in the UK construction industry that is being commissioned by TRADA and Timber Expo.

The Market Amongst a range of core areas, the research study will focus on: • Who influences specification and how • Changes in behaviour in specifying and buying • New trends such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) • How is timber perceived by the marketplace? Competitor Materials This will focus primarily on the steel and concrete sectors. Points for discussion will include: • Key messages and goals • Key threats, opportunities and actions they are taking to address • Other key activities: events, advertising and information material • How do the above compare with timber?

This research will include an insight into the construction sector and activities of other sectors including steel and concrete and how timber is stacking up in comparison. “We hope the summit will provide some thought-provoking discussion in a serious and informed manner. It will add an important dimension to the show,” says TRADA Marketing & Membership Manager Rupert Scott. “Getting the UK timber industry’s growth strategy right is very appropriate alongside its leading exhibition.”

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Programme

John White, Chief Executive, Timber Trade Federation

13.30 – 14.00

Coffee and arrival

14.00 – 14.10

Introduction - Darren Richards - MD - Timber Expo

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First presentation: Results of study into current trends in the UK construction industry. The presentation is based on a study commissioned before the show and delivered by the author.

14.35 – 15.00

Second presentation: Results of a study into the activities of steel and concrete.

15.00 – 15.40

Chaired debate: Topics 1 & 2

15.40 – 16.00

Refreshments

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Chaired debate: Topics 3 – 5

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Summing up and closing remarks

Get Involved Chaired by a professional facilitator, this invitation only forum will represent different parts of the timber supply chain. The aim is a to have a lively informed debate in a structured manner. This will be an arena to flush out individual and company opinions, tease out detail from the research and also air any legitimate objections. All areas of the industry are expected to participate from clients and contractors to project managers, quantity surveyors, merchants and product developers. Some of the reasons why timber is successful can be developed further but it is important to also gain some clarity on why timber is still not the material of choice for many parts of the construction world.

“With the industry coming together at Timber Expo we have a great opportunity to discuss and shape the future direction of our whole supply chain. With industry bodies now working ever closer together, meaningful, at-thecoal-face input from senior business people will augment and refine the positive steps, such as the Wood First campaign, that are being taken to grow the use of wood.”

Industry Partners Not only will the summit be a high level staging post for the industry, it will be an excellent networking event with other senior leaders. It is FREE to attend but you must be pre-registered and if you wish to attend you should make contact with your relevant trade association. All key timber industry trade associations will be approached and already fully engaged are the TTF, UKTFA, TRADA, UKSIPs, BWF, BMF, CIOB, CIAT and IOM3. For more details on ProTimber2012 and how to attend contact Rupert Scott, TRADA Marketing & Membership Manager. Call 01494 569600 or email rscott@trada.co.uk

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BUILT FOR SUCCESS The TRADA stand at Timber Expo 2012 is designed to inspire. As a key partner in the timber trade's leading exhibition, TRADA is keen to make its mark – and what better way than an eye-catching stand made from timber?

“What TRADA is seeking to do, through Timber Expo, is to fire the imagination, and to show what is possible in timber.” TRADA Membership & Marketing Manager Rupert Scott.

A team of engineers at Ramboll Computational Design (RCD) is hard at work creating a plywood sculpture inspired by a timber gridshell sculpture which spreads like a tree across the foyer of Ramboll UK’s London office. Engineers at RCD are now at the testing stages, checking the connections and joins of the sculpture and ensuring that it fits together smoothly. Having optimised the form for self-weight and gravity, the engineering and design team are actually investigating the effect of accidental horizontal loads from impacts from conference attendees. “We are looking at ways in which to tweak the geometry and make it more resistant to these loads,” said Harri Lewis, Design Engineer, Buildings and Design, Ramboll. These include folding the structure in the style of origami to effectively give the structure more depth. Another option is edge panels that curve along each arch boundary. Mr Lewis said these will significantly improve the buckling resistance while also providing a neat border capable of supporting a strip of LED lights.

Choosing plywood for the structure offers several advantages. It is very economical, due to new techniques in digital fabrication allowing the design and production of bespoke parts at very low cost, relative to other materials. James Latham is supplying 25 birch plywood panels to build the gridshell, while Lonza Wood Protection is providing a proven fire retardant protection through its DRICON impregnation treatment. Equally important, timber has ‘a little bit of play in it’ which more brittle materials would lack. The forces are distributed evenly so there are no weak spots. He added, ‘The sculpture was designed for ease of fabrication, but without compromise on structural performance. This made it conceptually different to the current trend of architectural free-form surface modeling, where the concept design often has to be modified to make it practical to realise.’ “What TRADA is seeking to do, through Timber Expo, is to fire the imagination, and to show what is possible in timber,” said TRADA Membership & Marketing Manager Rupert Scott. “We want to create a structure for our own stand which is exciting both in form and in function and we are confident that Ramboll will meet and exceed this brief.” In addition to the Pavilion, TRADA will also be hosting its popular series of TRADA tours for Timber Frame and Fire, covering all relevant technologies at the exhibition which offer fire protection solutions. All TRADA tours will depart from the TRADA stand.

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

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21 November 2012

National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

What FABRIC FIRST is a one day conference & exhibition platform for timber frame & SIPS technology providers to present the benefits of adopting ‘fabric first’ methodologies in respect of modern energy efficient residential construction. A comprehensive programme of policy presentations, technology & project case studies from within the residential sector. The conference programme is supported by an exhibition of 30 technology providers and networking sessions.

Who It is ideally suited to developers, architects, RSLs and house-builders looking to deliver high performance building fabric using thermally efficient airtight structures. Delegate places are limited to a maximum of 200

NOTE: a full Conference Programme will be published online

To book your delegate place go to: www.fabricfirstevent.co.uk


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ENTER THE HELIX Our desire is to demonstrate the inherent strength and structural load-bearing characteristics of SIPS

The continuing success and growth of the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) across the construction marketplace cannot be understated. Charles Stewart, Chairman of the UK SIP Association and MD of leading SIP provider SIPS Industries, explained to Timber Expo the ethos behind the development of the UKSIPS Seminar Theatre as a system showcase. The UKSIPS theatre will be hard to miss. Its creative structure will be one of the highlights of the show and the name comes from the view from above. The sculpted roof panels form the shape of a helix and although it is purely an aesthetic aspect of the structure, it is designed to demonstrate that intricate shapes and overhangs can be achieved using SIPS technology. “We have adopted a minimalist approach to the design of the theatre, says Charles. “ Our desire is to demonstrate the inherent strength and structural load-bearing characteristics of SIPS. The 60sqm footprint has only one structural beam – the ridge beam that runs down the centreline of the roof structure. There are no posts, joists or stiffeners within the structure and this goes to show how the ‘monocoque’ stressed skin composite panel technology works in practice.” The Helix structure will be constructed using standard dimension SIP wall panels but the roof uses a ‘jumbo’ SIP that spans 4.8m unsupported from ridge to eaves. A range of insulation core thicknesses will be used to demonstrate how a SIP panel can be readily increased in thickness to achieve both structural and thermal requirements. The Helix building is also all about efficiency – structural efficiency, space efficiency, thermal efficiency and ultimately energy efficiency. It will embrace and demonstrate ‘fabric first’ principles and ensure that visitors to Timber Expo and delegates to the Timber Talk seminars

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will leave with a thorough understanding of SIP technology capabilities and knowledge of SIP detailing. “The theatre will be stripped back to its raw state,” adds Charles. “But other UK SIP Association members such as Knauf Drywall will be applying some external cladding details and internal lining to the building. Windows will be fitted to show the details at the junctions and to demonstrate airtightness taping at these points.” The Helix building will take less than four hours to erect – from blank exhibition floor to handing over to the show organisers. This is one of the major benefits of keeping the structure simple but interesting. After the show, 100% of the Helix building will be recycled, and with all the wall panels of standard dimensions, the roof panels will be trimmed and reused in live projects. For Charles Stewart, Timber Expo is a vital platform for the promotion and understanding of SIPS technology. “The event allows us to bring clients, architects, engineers and specifiers ‘up close’ to SIPS technology. SIPS technology is very simple but very efficient. It is often seen to be shrouded in mystery and as such is seen as being complex. Complex often means difficult to work with but here we can really unpick some of the SIPS myths and be certain that many of the visitors will go away with much more knowledge and confidence about using a SIPS solution on future projects. There will be a range of SIPS case studies within the Helix building over the two days of the show so there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to get to grips with what SIPS offer. For more information visit: www.uksips.org

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Legal & Sustainable Timber EUTR & TTF Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) Anand Punja - TTF

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Part L 2013 Overview of the proposed changes Stuart Edwards - Sylva Group

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Part L 2013 Timber details for reducing thermal bridging Robin Lancashire TRADA Technology

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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) Volume Passivhaus Projects Bryan Woodley - Val-U-Therm

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Wood Awards Wood Awards: shortlisted entrants for structural category Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Studies Life Cycle Assessments: An update on when and why these are being required Michael Hill - Best Foot Forward Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Studies Timber’s environmental performance: an American Hardwood (AHEC) LCA study Rupert Oliver - AHEC

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Timber Connections What is new in fasteners and connections Hugh Mansfield-Williams TRADA Technology

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Timber Connections Case Studies: Using connections to inform design Nathan Wheatley - engenuiti

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) European innovations in CLT structures Nick Milestone - B&K Structures & Helmut Spiehs - Binderholz Event Close

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Legal & Sustainable Timber EU Timber Regulations (EUTR) explained Chris Sutton - James Latham

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London 2012 Olympics London 2012 Olympics - the timber procurement legacy Noah Bold Olympic Delivery Authority London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village: Project Chain of Custody case study Alasdair McGregor BM TRADA Certification Cladding & Facades Controlling discolouration of untreated cladding: results of a 3 year study Peter Kaczmar TRADA Technology Cladding & Facades Solar Shading - good detailing using wood Paddy Hislop TRADA Technology Client View Retail Construction Building with wood: the Simons’ Group experience of delivering Cheshire Oaks for M&S Rosi Fieldson - Simons Group Client View Residential Construction Building with wood: Accord Group’s experience of building on Norwegian technology John Bedford Accord Group / LoCal Homes Frame Wise Private networking event Wood Awards Wood Awards 2012: shortlisted entrants for commercial & public access category Timber Frame & Fire UKTFA ‘Site Safe’ Risk Assessment: an overview DCFO Neil Gibbins Hampshire Fire & Rescue Timber Frame & Fire UKTFA Design Guide to Separating Distances during Construction: An Explanation Martin Milner - Milner Associates Fire Risk Management Fire risk management: Using remote camera technology to reduce arson Dan Gould - Digiguard Fire Risk Management Passive fire protection explained Peter Barker Chiltern International Fire To be confirmed Event Close

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CPR & CE Marking An overview of the CPR and the implications for timber David Payne BM TRADA Certification

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CPR & CE Marking EC5 and CE Marking - how they work together Keerti Ranasinghe TRADA Technology

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Architectural Sculptures in Wood The ‘Timber Wave’ Victoria & Albert Museum Lee Franck - Arup

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Architectural Sculptures in Wood 3D modelling techniques used on the TRADA sculptured plywood stand Harri Lewis - Ramboll UK

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Innovative Timber Products TTJ Innovation Award - winner & runners-up

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Case Study Hanham Hall Zero Carbon Village Paul Newman - Kingspan & Simon Toplis - HTA Architects

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Green Deal Focus Green Deal: an overview and update on progress Chris Ashworth Competitive Advantage

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Green Deal Focus Practicality of retrofitting dwellings: case studiesand design details Marcus Lewis - Baily Garner

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PassivHaus Design Achieving PassivHaus with timber frame - four school case studies Jonathan Hines - Architype

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PassivHaus Specification PassivHaus update: standards, detailing, projects, retrofitting Jon Bootland PassivHaus Trust

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) The construction industry & specification Drew Wiggett - RIBA Enterprises & Nick Allen - Metz Architects

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Joinery Doors, windows and staircases: a technical update Kevin Underwood - BWF Joinery Service and whole life research on wood, modified wood and aluminium clad wood Dr Gillian Menzies Heriot Watt University Glulam/SIPS Brockholes Wetland Centre multi-award winning glulam and SIPS hybrid solutions Alan Wildsmith - B&K Structures Glulam Innovations Case studies using glulam technology Syd Byrnie - Glulam Solutions Modified Woods Modified woods: an overview of the different technologies Peter Kaczmar TRADA Technology Modified Woods Case studies using Accoya modified wood Justin Peckham Accsys Technologies Client View Non-Residential Projects To be confirmed Client View Non-Residential Projects Building with wood: Premier Inn’s experience Chris Foad - Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants Wood Awards Wood Awards 2012: shortlisted entrants for repair/adaptive category SIPS Exemplars SIPS innovation in self-build projects Peter Keogh - Custom Homes SIPS Exemplars SIPS commercial projects Charles Stewart - SIPS Industries Event Close

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Timber Frame & Fire UKTFA fire research programme and process for approving new Category B products Martin Milner - UKTFA

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Timber Fire Safety Fire retardant treatments: New offerings, case studies & regulation update Tom Day - Lonza

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Improving Efficiency AIMC4 Research project: improving the volume production of low energy homes Chris Gaze - BRE & Stewart Dalgarno Stewart Milne Group

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Frame Wise Private networking event

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Wood Awards Wood Awards 2012: shortlisted entrants for private residential category

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Timber Innovations The world of external applications opened up using modified MDF Peter Clifton Coiltte Panel Products

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Timber Innovations New materials and techniques from Canada Dan Theriault - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

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Architectural Sculptures in Wood London Festival of Architecture Summer 2012: a look at some of the best timber exhibits Peter Murray London Festival of Architecture Architectural Sculptures in Wood 3D modelling techniques used on the TRADA sculptured plywood stand John Harding - Ramboll UK Policies & Wood A summary of government policies/ building codes that encourage or otherwise the growth of wood in UK Construction Hilary Khawam PEFC UK Limited Policies & Wood The Wood for Good ‘Wood First’ policy David Hopkins TTF & Wood for Good Engineered Timber Shaking up dance floor design with timber/concrete composites Gavin White - Ramboll UK Engineered Timber Tall Timber: using polymerised wood Oliver Neve - Ramboll UK Wood Awards Wood Awards 2012: shortlisted entrants for small projects category Oak Construction Timber reconstruction projects including the Globe Theatre Peter McCurdy - McCurdy & Co Oak Construction Green Oak case studies including Windmill Hill Farm and The Lookout, Hyde Park Steve Corbett Green Oak Carpentry Wood Awards Wood Awards 2012: shortlisted entrants for furniture category Event Close

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At this year’s Timber Expo, International Timber is focusing on giving customers a more interactive experience. Although the stand will still be packed full of useful information and manned by experts from across the business, it will also host a few surprises. “This year we have focused on making the visitor experience more enjoyable,” says Managing Director, Tony Miles. “Along with displaying a large selection of our product range including the latest addition Accoya® Face Laminated Component, we are also introducing a couple of new elements to the stand which are sure to get visitors talking.”

TIMBER INGENUITY We all love timber, that’s why we work in the timber industry. Its versatility and ability to create a warm finish makes it one of the most appealing materials available to the construction industry. However, in the past it had fallen out of favour for elements such as windows and doors, being pushed to the back by uPVC, which was perceived as being more durable and easier to maintain, but this is no longer the case. Wooden frames are making a comeback thanks to modified timber. At this year’s Timber Expo, International Timber will be displaying the latest addition to its product range – Accoya® Face Laminated Components. This exciting new addition to the UK window and door market allows architects and specifiers to create an elegant finish without compromising on performance and at a competitive price. Available exclusively through International Timber, Face Laminated Component has gone through stringent delamination and dimensional stability tests at the primary German window and facade institute, ift Rossenheim. This testing pushed the component to its limits by exposing it to both extreme moisture and heat and it successfully passed all tests.

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The component is formed from Accoya® wood, laminated to the external weather face of the engineered Redwood components. This ensures the window frame or door has a contemporary, smooth finish with the ability to withstand the elements and has Class 1 durability on the external face. Due to the modification technique undertaken, the thermal conductivity is also 30% better than hardwood, which is of course another reason why modified timber windows and doors should be a serious consideration when renovating or specifying a new build. “Timber Expo is a good opportunity to meet customers, discuss upcoming projects and advise them on the best timber for the job,” adds Tony. “As well as any legislative issues they may need to be aware of in a relaxed, informal environment and we look forward to seeing old and new customers there in September.” For more information visit: www.internationaltimber.com, follow us on twitter @Intltimber or phone: 0161 848 2906

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Pasquill, the largest supplier of trussed rafters in the UK will use Timber Expo 2012 to showcase its broad range of innovative timber solutions for roofs and floors. Visitors to the stand will be able to see Pasquill’s engineered timber options, including roof trusses, panelised roof systems, glulam, I-Joists and Posi-joistsTM. The latter will demonstrate just how easily services can be installed and accessed by means of their open web configuration.

More news from Pasquill is the company’s success in achieving CE Mark certification for Trusses and Posi-JoistsTM manufactured at all of its branches around the UK. Pasquill is the first national manufacturer of its kind to have achieved the certification.

Pasquill is one of the only UK companies able to manufacture a full range of panelised roof solutions, thus ensuring that the bespoke solution created meets clients’ requirements exactly and also complies with the increased need for energy conservation. Pasquill has also developed Safespan in conjunction with a major UK housebuilder, using standard timber engineered components in an improved and safer construction process.

Pasquill has recently invested in its design service, honing an already industryleading process, and aligning it more closely than ever with the production side of its business to create a more streamlined approach.

The company is committed to promoting modern methods of construction through research and development, evolving solutions in design and manufacturing excellence. Pasquill has recently invested in its design service, honing an already industry-leading process, and aligning it more closely than ever with the production side of its business to create a more streamlined approach. The difference between a truly first-rate design service and a ‘me-too’ offering can mean significant cost-savings for customers. And in today’s increasingly competitive market this can have such a big impact on their margins. Working closely with architects and builders, Pasquill can come up with intelligent design solutions that not only fulfil requirements, but which shave off cost where possible in ways they may not have otherwise considered. Visitors to the show will be able to talk to Pasquill staff about the design solutions it offers.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to take part in an interactive Pasquill/International Timber Challenge. For more information visit: www.pasquill.co.uk

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THE VIEW FROM THE TOP Highly visible across the Timber Expo skyline will be the Frame Wise seminar theatre. Designed and built to be a showcase for advanced timber frame, it will be one of the key gathering grounds for everyone at this year’s show.

“I think what people want is detail and hard information. Visitors want to come away with something that they don’t know or weren’t aware of previously. That is one of our key aims.” Simon Orrells Managing Director.

Not only will the structure be a talking point for the timber technology on show, but it will be the venue for the Home Builder’s Federation’s (HBF), House Builder Forum - a key networking opportunity on the first floor of the house, that will be a major draw for all attendees. For Managing Director, Simon Orrells, the two days of Timber Expo are going to be very exciting. “The theatre construction is going to be a showcase for timber systems,” says Simon. “You will see a full range of panel systems including our new ‘Wise Wall’ series that we developed last autumn. There will also be glulam framework on the ground floor, cross laminated timber (CLT) for partitions, raised tie roof trusses plus various types of non-combustible wall panels. What we are trying to demonstrate is how well the industry can work together and come up with ‘Smart Timber Solutions’.” The ground floor will host the seminar theatre and via an external staircase will access the first floor which will host the HBF sessions and other demonstrations This will include a sunken balcony area that will act as a media area for people to catch a bird’s eye view of the show and which can also be used for meetings or as an interview area. The single-storey section will be made especially for the show but after Timber Expo, the twostorey section will go back out into a live project. For ease of viewing, Frame Wise will be turning part of the theatre ‘inside out’. As you walk around the gable end of the two-storey section, there will be the external staircase and the wall including the windows and doors will be flipped, so from the inside it looks like an external wall and from the outside you will see the various products in situ. Here Simon believes the building tours will deliver more impact. “I think what

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people want is detail and hard information. Visitors want to come away with something that they don’t know or weren’t aware of previously. That is one of our key aims.” TV screens on one of the external walls will run a time lapse film of the seminar theatre structure being erected from blank exhibition floor to finished completed building. This will also include case study projects and material from several of Frame Wise’s supply sponsors including: Boise, Superglass, Cellecta and Simpson Strong Tie plus others. “It’s a fantastic story,” says Simon. “With the theatre, we can give everyone an insight into the Frame Wise and why timber should be the material of choice. Basically, if visitors don’t know how successful timber frame can be after being in our seminar theatre for two days there is no hope.”

Code 4 Cost Neutral On 26 Sept a debate will be taking place in the ground floor presentation area on the long term cost of timber frame versus overall value. An area where there is still confusion across the construction industry. Simon explains: “As an industry we’re obsessed with cost and see value in very little. However, there are a number of driving forces that now put value right at the heart of the cost debate such as recession, climate change, squeezed margins and better build quality. This is exactly where timber frame has the edge over other forms of construction. In this session we will share insights and opinions on why timber is the only future-proof, costproof option.”

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AN IDEAL PLATFORM Malcolm Thomson Operations Director for Deeside Timberframe took some time out of his busy schedule for a quick Q&A with Gary Ramsay about plans for Seminar Theatre 3 and the collaboration with James Jones & Sons. Q: Can you outline the structure and some of the technical aspects of the theatre design? The structure is mainly single storey but does incorporate the James Jones IntelliRoof system over one end of the theatre. The roof system will include a Velux Cabrio balcony window and there will be a JJI-Joist cassette floor panel to complete the room in the roof design. The wall panels will be made up of JJI, metal web and space studs (220mm deep) ranging in height from 2.4 up to 3.6m high clad with 9mm OSB sheathing with the walls sloping up from the main entrance towards the room in the roof section. The curved roof over the main entrance area will be formed in loose engineered joist rafters supported on 2 curved glulam beams, 300mm deep, which are in turn supported by glulam support posts. Q: What are you hoping to demonstrate about timber frame as a construction method with the theatre itself? We want to showcase the flexibility and adaptability of the timber components developed and manufactured by both companies, demonstrating that timber can be used in almost any kind of structure, bringing significant health and safety, programme, cost and environmental benefits to the table. Q: How long will it take to erect? We would envisage the structure being erected in 1.5 to 2 days including the installation of the marketing material. Q: Will the components be reused or recycled on deconstruction? The components will be recycled and some of them are already being re-used from previous shows. Q: How useful do you see Timber Expo to the development of your businesses and timber as a construction method and material? Timber Expo is an ideal platform to reach the specifiers – architects, engineers and surveyors. The concentration of purely timber related products should emphasise all of the benefits mentioned above.

Deeside Timberframe Deeside Timberframe designs, manufacturers, delivers and installs framing systems for commercial developers, local authorities, regional and national builders, social housing and the private self-build market. Deeside is part of the highly successful Bancon Group of companies, with headquarters in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, and a second production facility in Stirling. Both facilities utilise sophisticated computeraided design software to ensure customers receive high quality, precisionengineered, timber frame solutions tailored to their own individual needs. Deeside Timberframe holds ISO 9001:2008, Quality Assurance, BM Trada Q Mark and is one of the few leading timber frame manufacturers who have staff qualified to Gold Level for UKTFA’s design, manufacturing and timber frame erectors programmes. www.deesidetimberframe.com

Timber Expo is an ideal platform to reach the specifiers – architects, engineers and surveyors. The concentration of purely timber related products should emphasise all of the benefits.

James Jones & Sons James Jones & Sons is Scotland’s largest independent sawmiller and one of the leading suppliers of British timber in the UK. James Jones & Sons’ Timber Systems Division is the UK’s largest manufacturer of FSC certified I-Joists, branded as JJI-Joists. The JJI-Joist manufacturing operation and the JJI-Joist is covered by ISO9001:2008 Quality Assurance, ETA 10/0335, BM TRADA Q Mark, TRADA-TRAK FSC Chain of Custody and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems. They are also CE marked. Combining high-grade softwood with an engineered composite panel, JJI-Joists are used in commercial and residential construction as load-bearing and non load-bearing members for roofs, walls and floors. www.jamesjones.co.uk

For the latest information on all the Seminar Theatre content visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk/whatson

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

Crown Timber is a customer-focused company, continually refining its product range and service standards to provide increasing levels of service to its customers, and was the 2011 winner of the TTJ’s Softwood Trader of the Year award. The company’s product ranges include planed strength-graded structural softwood truss timber, CLS, framing, joisting and carcassing, engineered wood BCI-Joists and VERSA-LAM LVL, glulam beams and Rim Board, BS graded roofing battens and decking. Crown Timber supplies these products with a consistent level of service to customers throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles. All products are stocked at Crown Timber’s network of four distribution terminals and are available for delivery in any combinations within 48 hours of order. These distribution terminals, located in Southern England, Northern England, Scotland and Ireland also include nine treatment plants offering three types of treatment process – lowpressure for timber frame and truss fabrication, high-pressure for carcassing and roofing battens and Frameguard flame retardant for timber frame components.

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Products are sourced primarily from Sweden and Finland, but also from Germany and Canada. Engineered wood products are sourced from Boise Cascade, one of the world’s leading producers. Crown Timber and Boise Cascade work closely together to enable a national network of dealers to win business for Boise Cascade’s engineered wood products in the UK. Crown Timber places great emphasis on logistical efficiency. The company ships its softwood products directly into its distribution terminals in full cargoes, whilst the engineered wood is shipped mostly in containers. These containers are then trans-shipped mainly by rail to Crown Timber’s distribution terminals. The company is a supporter of the Timber Trade Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, and all products are supplied with full PEFC chain of custody accreditation. Crown Timber is also an active supporter of many specialist trade organisations within the timber trade in the UK and Ireland, and a contributor to the Wood for Good promotional campaign. For more information on Crown Timber’s activities and operations visit: www.crown-timber.co.uk

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• Represent and promote the interests of Ontario manufacturers at the federal and provincial levels and address issues of importance to the members. • Share best practices and business intelligence among the membership. With support from its membership, Ontario Wood aims to increase the export readiness of Ontario companies, develop Ontario's brand awareness internationally through promotion at international shows, identify and educate about any non-tarrif trade barriers for Ontario's industry, identify trade opportunities for Ontario's industry, and tp promote Ontario/ Canada's forest products industry as environmentally responsible. All of these activities and goals provide opportunities for Ontario Wood to partner with its national counterparts working towards common goals. For more information visit: www.ontariowood.com

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Glulam Solutions Ltd has extensive experience in structural timber design, manufacture and contracting across many market sectors. We are one of the only timber engineering contractors to offer a personalised and complete package of engineered timber services, including full structural design, value engineering, offsite MMC, onsite installation and project management service. Through detailed design, a total package is provided including sophisticated 3D modelling and value engineering at the earliest stages. This ensures that our clients receive the highest level of service and an end product that not only meets aesthetic and functional requirements, but is also designed to offer optimal value for money at an early stage. Our expert installation teams ensure that all our materials are supplied to the highest standard and on time, so that every project is installed to an agreed budget and schedule. Engineered timber is manufactured from the only truly renewable construction material, offering excellent aesthetics, structural integrity and exceptional environmental benefits. Used extensively on mainland Europe in commercial projects and for many decades in residential applications, Timber engineering with glulam and cross laminated timber in particular, are emerging as a viable sustainable solution to economical ‘green’ buildings for most building applications. Glulam Solutions Ltd has developed a unique product offering. Through our dedicated partnership with other key

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manufacturers, we offer our clients a range of HYBRiD solutions, allowing buildings to meet the most exacting of performance standards in a sustainable timber construction form. Different parts of a building may require a change in performance criteria, whether this is due to that parts end usage or a specific requirement for fire, sound or purely a structural requirement. Utilising our glulam, cross laminated timber and advanced closed panel products, we can tailor-make the building specification to your specific requirements whilst taking care of all those difficult detail interfaces. We can also provide a ‘weathertight’ structure by supplying and installing high performance external joinery items, making a unique and unrivalled package, providing you the customer with peace of mind. Our HYBRiD system has applications across both the domestic and commercial markets and will be easily adapted to the requirements of your specific project. So, if you are intent on finding the best and innovative construction method, then choose HYBRiD, where our timber based sustainable products, flexible specifications and careful design interfaces provide you with the best solutions to suit your specific needs without compromising on performance or quality. For more information visit: www.glulamsolutions.co.uk

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As the weeks and months tick by, we are fast approaching Timber Expo 2012. The wonderful thing is that following the success of 2011 I can almost feel an air of excitement being generated for this year’s event. With another great show on the horizon Timber Expo is now firmly one of the key dates on the construction calendar and after nothing for so long - doesn’t our industry deserve it? The exhibition element aims to provide a platform for the leading buyers to meet the timber industry to see exactly what fantastic businesses there are in the sector and what they can offer. There will be a huge range of current, innovative and exciting products and ideas on show, not to mention all the business networking opportunities throughout the event.

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Meeting people to build business is what it’s all about. To help that even further, we are having a networking reception following the show on Tuesday evening (25 September) and I will be looking forward to seeing you all there. It will be a great opportunity to see some old faces and meet some new friends, contacts and potential clients. Equally it is a great chance for us to buy you a glass or two and thank you for your support – as they say at the Oscars, ‘we couldn’t do it without you!’ During the event, you can find me in the Sales/Press Lounge, so please come along if you want to discuss the 2013 event, or just to say hello! I look forward to seeing you all at Timber Expo 2012. Let’s make it a great show that our industry can be proud of.

Loretta Sales - Event Director

Meet the Speaker The Timber Talks programme is very full and concentrated this year with lots of high quality presentations and topic areas to dip into. And in our quest to always offer our visitors to the show a little extra, we are introducing an opportunity for visitors to come along and have some ‘face time’ with all those that have given presentations. Basically if you heard our speakers and liked what they had to say, you can come and meet them to discuss any questions you have in person. This year we will have a Speakers Lounge where all the speakers across the Timber Talks programme will be available after their sessions for informal discussions and interviews for around 30 minutes after their session. So even if you miss a particular session, you will still be able to catch up on developments in the Speakers Lounge on the main exhibition floor. For more information on Meet the Speaker visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk

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Norbord, the UK’s leading producer of wood-based panel products, will present its three core products – Sterling OSB, Caberdek particleboard flooring and Caberwood MDF – at this year’s Timber Expo using a stand made entirely of its own products.

All of the products manufactured by Norbord make efficient use of sources of wood fibre that were once regarded as either waste or low-value by-product.

The focus of Norbord’s message at the show is the inherent sustainability of softwood products from managed forests. All of the products manufactured by Norbord make efficient use of sources of wood fibre that were once regarded as either waste or low-value by-product. Sterling OSB will provide the walls of the stand, while Caberdek boards (complete with their moisture-resistant protective film) will be used for the floor. Stand furniture is to be made from Caberwood MDF – a staple product for furniture and interior fit-out. Sterling OSB and Caberwood MDF are both made from forest thinnings – small diameter logs from young trees which are felled as part of sustainable forestry practice to allow space for larger trees to mature. All of this timber is harvested locally in Scotland which not only benefits the local economy but also reduces lorry miles to a minimum. Caberdek particleboard flooring is made from up to 80% recycled wood which would otherwise be sent to landfill or burned. Norbord’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact extend well beyond its choice of raw materials. Besides sourcing its wood locally, the company further reduces lorry movements by using a fleet of trucks with specially designed dual purpose bodies capable of delivering raw logs to the factory and delivering pallets of finished product to Norbord’s customers. A new initiative is removing 30,000 tonnes of logs from the road by switching deliveries from road to canal. This material, which used to be carried by up to 1,000

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lorries using the A82 trunk road along the Great Glen, will now be brought by ship along the Caledonian Canal.

Another important environmental initiative is Norbord’s extensive use of biomass to provide heat energy for its production lines. Residues arising from the production process fuel biomass boilers at each of Norbord’s four European factories. Over the past decade, this has allowed Norbord to reduce its consumption of fossil fuels by over 75% and, today, the company is the UK’s largest generator of renewable heat energy. Among important new developments is the development of the Caberfix Pro fixing kit for installers of Caberdek flooring. Each kit includes everything needed to install 50sqm of floor and incorporates Norbord’s new Joint & Joist moisture proof adhesive. Also on display will be the new No-Squeak adhesive developed for builders in the refurbishment and maintenance sectors. This flexible gap-filling product is designed to accommodate movement in new floors and prevent the previously widespread problem of squeaky floors.

For more information visit: www.norbord.com

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ECC Timber Products is one of the leading sawmills in the UK & Ireland processing over 350,000 m3 per annum.

Recognised as a reliable and flexible supplier, ECC has built a reputation throughout Ireland and the UK for consistent quality and on time delivery.

Established in 1992 ECC is supplying quality construction, fencing and pallet timber products to the Irish and UK markets since 1992. Founded by Managing Director PJ Fahy in partnership with Connacht Gold Co-op, the company has grown to become a major force in the Irish and UK timber industry with annual turnover increasing from €1million in 1992 to over €40million per annum currently. Round log production now exceeds 330,000m3 annually. The Eco Team Our team is a skilled and dynamic group with a company ethos that encourages long term staff development, teamwork and loyalty. Employing over 110 full-time staff at our County Galway site, an additional 130 full-time staff are contracted externally in the area of timber felling, extraction and haulage, our team has formed the backbone of the company’s success. ISO Quality Management At every stage of the operation our team is committed to quality management and continuous improvement through the use of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. All our processes are highly automated which allows us control, monitor and measure our product output and quality standards.

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A Long Term Supplier Recognised as a reliable and flexible supplier, ECC has built a reputation throughout Ireland and the UK for consistent quality and on-time delivery. Serviced by our committed and experienced sales team based at our offices in Corr na Mona and Liverpool, our customer base reaches the four corners of Ireland and the UK and as far north as Glasgow. We are the largest exporter of timber to the UK markets from Ireland and deliver to the UK on a daily basis. Sustainable Forestry Responsible procurement of raw material forms a core element of our day to day management and policies. We are fully accredited to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standards. We actively promote sustainable forestry management with over 90% of raw material attaining FSC chain of custody. The Future Our commitment to the future is ongoing through our continuous investment in cutting edge technology and equipment. ECC’s design and engineering team has sourced the latest technology from around the world making our process one of the most modern and efficient in Europe. For more information visit: www.ecc.le

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Senior Architectural Systems, one of the leading UK suppliers of window, door and curtain wall systems will be showcasing at Timber Expo its Hybrid range, encompassing a high-quality, highperformance composite timber and aluminium window system, complemented by a matching door and curtain wall range. Hybrid combines the advantage of the long life and low maintenance of aluminium externally with all the aesthetic and performance benefits of engineered timber internally. Hybrid’s aluminium profiles can be supplied fully powder coated using Senior’s in-house facility, one of the largest and technically most advanced in the country. The result is single source responsibility, minimal maintenance and maximum lifetime performance.

Product Range The Hybrid family comprises the Series 1 range of traditional composite windows and doors, the Series 2 contemporary collection of commercial slim-line windows and the Series 3 composite curtain wall system.

Thermal efficiency Hybrid windows offer the thermal efficiency of timber combined with the latest glass technology to produce U-values well below the current and anticipated future Building Regulation requirements.

Low maintenance Hybrid provides the advantage of fully pre-treated engineered timber internally, so any possibility of warping or twisting is eliminated. This, combined with the

benefits of powder coated aluminium windows externally, means maintenance is minimal.

Choice of appearance Hybrid windows feature either lacquered or painted timber internally. As the internal surfaces are fabricated from engineered timber, there is no requirement to paint as there are no knots to obscure. Externally, Hybrid offers a choice of finishes in polyester powder paint – virtually any RAL colour in either gloss, satin or matt. An anodised external finish is also available.

Lifecycle Hybrid offers minimal maintenance throughout its serviceable life and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life. All timber used in Senior’s Hybrid range of products is sourced only from PEFCcertified sustainable sources. The system is designed and manufactured within the UK, and is fabricated by an approved network of UK companies under a typical supply and fix subcontract. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Hybrid is fabricated by a network of UK companies which makes it an ideal solution for both newbuild and refurbishment projects where site measurement is required.

Hybrid combines the advantage of the long life and low maintenance of aluminium externally with all the aesthetic and performance benefits of engineered timber internally.

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

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Fast approaching 40 years of successful trading, Woodbridge Timber has grown to become one of the UK’s largest softwood timber product importers and distributors. Since the company’s formation, Woodbridge has been a key supply chain partner to merchants, manufacturers and the construction industry, with our success based on providing full and part-load deliveries nationwide. Our ability to achieve and exceed the highest level of customer expectation is due to our independence and flexibility, which allows us to source the best timber from worldwide markets. Our long term relationship with our supply chain gives us the capability to meet customer requirements. We have the capacity to source, import and distribute over 550,000 m³ of sustainably produced timber every year and our distribution terminals are strategically located in Hull, Northfleet (Kent) and Rosyth to ensure efficient onward logistic solutions. Our terminal operations stock a comprehensive range of softwood timber products and can provide the option of preservative treatment where required. Underlining our commitment to the highest quality and environmental sustainability we only source timber from well-managed and certified forests in Scandinavia, Europe, North America, the Baltic States and Russia. This allows us the opportunity

to work with our suppliers and establish long term relationships to ensure premium quality of the product being sourced. Being independently owned we have the experience and freedom to source from any supply market we choose. The result of this ensures that we can offer a flexible product range, competitive prices and quality service. With our customer base including Timber Frame, SIP and Roof Truss Manufacturers, Timber and Builders Merchants and the construction industry. Our product range includes CLS, TR26 roof truss material, Regularised Carcassing, Roofing Batten, Sheet Materials, Glulam beams, FJI & Kerto and Garden/Fencing products.

Being independently owned we have the experience and freedom to source from any supply market we choose. The result of this ensures that we can offer a flexible product range, competitive prices and quality service.

Our commitment to the environment has been in place for many years and our Chain of Custody schemes are subject to both internal and external audits on an annual basis. Management is committed to maintaining the Chain of Custody requirements under the relevant standards so that our customers can take assurance that we are playing our part to ensure that the UK timber trade is not supporting the illegal and irresponsible felling of timber. For more information visit: www.woodbridge.co.uk

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TIMBER A fresh new panel of industry insiders tackle this issue’s timber talk. If you agree, disagree or would like to talk timber for the next issue get in touch. Q: With Hackney Council possibly the first local authority in the UK to adopt a planning policy promoting timber construction – is this a feasible route to take and can this be a blueprint for other public sector bodies to follow? Yes. Local planning authorities must have the power to set local standards where it makes sense to local communities and doesn’t affect the viability of development projects. And frankly, promoting greater use of timber makes much more environmental sense than promoting wind turbines. We support the Wood First initiative. Iain McIlwee Chief Executive British Woodworking Federation

Modern high quality timber products will perform very well in the retrofit/ refurb market.

Q: Compliance with Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Marking will be mandatory in 12 months time. How should everyone ensure that CE information is passed down the supply chain efficiently? We’ve been getting BWF members ready for CE Marking for years. CE Marking will be mandatory for all products with an adopted harmonised standard. Our guide to CE Marking walks members through the process and our tech team are on hand to deal with any questions that arise. If you know what you are doing, it shouldn’t be too complicated. Still worried? Just call us. Q: With the Government’s Green Deal due to launch in October, what opportunities are there for timber as part of the long term retrofit and refurbishment market? Modern high quality timber products will perform very well in the retrofit/refurb market, there should be potential particularly for timber windows and doors – but let’s not forget the significant opportunities in that market outside Green Deal funding. Green Deal is exciting, but it’s not the only show in town. Q: A client tells you they would not specify timber on a housing project as they have concerns over the material’s fire safety and durability – what do you say to them? This is where people often confuse a traditional industry with one that is not innovating. There have been significant advances in timber treatment in recent years. Fire doors are perhaps the finest example of how timber is used to prevent fire spread because of the excellent properties it displays. Our new stair scheme is certifying fire protected stairs for multi-occupancy dwellings. Our technical team are always happy to talk to the specifying community to set them straight and ensure they are comfortable specifying timber.

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Q: With Hackney Council possibly the first local authority in the UK to adopt a planning policy promoting timber construction – is this a feasible route to take and can this be a blueprint for other public sector bodies to follow? Wood First is not only a feasible route – it is an important step forward. It is somewhat early to be referring to it as a blueprint, as the policy will need to be put to the test and more than likely a few lessons learned, but I am sure that with carbon reduction and sustainability being such hot issues, other public sector bodies are watching the Wood First policy very closely. Q: Compliance with Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Marking will be mandatory in 12 months time. How should everyone ensure that CE information is passed down the supply chain efficiently? The penalty for failure to comply means that your construction products would not be able to be sold legally anywhere in the UK or EU. Whatever the solution, it should be kept simple. Q: With the Government’s Green Deal due to launch in October, what opportunities are there for timber as part of the long term retrofit and refurbishment market? Timber frame construction provides attractive and necessary embodied carbon emissions performance – the reduction of which is a central rationale of the Green Deal. The difficulty comes from how the Green Deal is promoted by the government and how the timber industry takes advantage of this opportunity. Insulation is inevitably going to play a large part, and the benefits of wood as natural and breathable internal insulation need to be better understood.

Joanna Smith Marketing Manager UK and Continental Europe Coillte Panel Products

Wood First is not only a feasible route – it is an important step forward.

Q: A client tells you they would not specify timber on a housing project as they have concerns over the material’s fire safety and durability – what do you say to them? I’d ask them where they are getting their information from before tackling each point in turn and replacing myth and misconception with confirmed fact and reassurance. You’ll only need to do this once to create a lifetime convert to timber – it would be worth it.

Q: With Hackney Council possibly the first local authority in the UK to adopt a planning policy promoting timber construction – is this a feasible route to take and can this be a blueprint for other public sector bodies to follow? Yes this is the start and others will follow in putting timber as a ‘First Choice’ in construction. Q: Compliance with Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Marking will be mandatory in 12 months time. How should everyone ensure that CE information is passed down the supply chain efficiently? We need to raise the awareness to supply chain because July 2013 is not far away and I think the issue is people think the deadline will move so are not giving it the priority it needs and also understanding the requirement in relation to their business. Q: With the Government’s Green Deal due to launch in October, what opportunities are there for timber as part of the long term retrofit and refurbishment market? There will be a big need to improve the thermal performance of external walls, what better use than pre- insulated timber lining walls fitted internally of the external walls? Q: A client tells you they would not specify timber on a housing project as they have concerns over the material’s fire safety and durability – what do you say to them? Refer them to the UKTFA and review the work done on Site Safe & the ‘Design Guide to Separating Distances during Construction’ which enables timber frame to be built anytime, anyplace anywhere. You just need to follow the Guidance.

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This is the start and others will follow in putting timber as a ‘First Choice’ in construction.

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Q: With Hackney Council possibly the first local authority in the UK to adopt a planning policy promoting timber construction – is this a feasible route to take and can this be a blueprint for other public sector bodies to follow? Yes, it is a totally feasible route to take and one we hope all local authorities will see the benefit of. All public bodies have sustainability obligations which can be met in whole or in part through a greater use of timber in buildings. There is also huge time and cost savings to be made from using pre-engineered products manufactured offsite. The combination of greater David Hopkins Head of Communications and External Affairs Timber Trade Federation & Wood for Good

There is also huge time and cost savings to be made from using preengineered products manufactured offsite.

sustainability with improved time and cost performance should help convince most public bodies of the benefits of going Wood First. Q: Compliance with Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Marking will be mandatory in 12 months time. How should everyone ensure that CE information is passed down the supply chain efficiently? It will be compulsory to comply with the CPR and CE Mark products manufactured or arriving in the UK from 1 July 2013. A number of other responsibilities will be imposed on the supply chain, principally to ensure CE information is passed down the chain. In terms of product range, the CPR only applies to specific product groups intended for Construction which are covered by a Harmonised Standard such as constructional wood based panels, structural timber, solid wood panelling and cladding, flooring, roof trusses and glulam. Q: With the Government’s Green Deal due to launch in October, what opportunities are there for timber as part of the long term retrofit and refurbishment market? In simple terms, manufacturers and distributors of timber and timber-based products may have opportunities under the Green Deal. They can provide products into the market as normal and might notice that sales in certain products (e.g. thermally insulated materials such as fibreboard) increase as registered Green Deal installers buy them to feed into green deal products, and in turn may be used in retrofitting projects to comply with the new Part L Building Regulations. Installers will only be able to use Green Deal approved products, so timber products will only need to comply with the Green Deal code of practice in relation to product and system requirements. A good example of a product of this type will be a wall insulation system consisting of sheet panels on the face with insulation on the inside. Q: A client tells you they would not specify timber on a housing project as they have concerns over the material’s fire safety and durability – what do you say to them? There is much misconception about the ability of wood to perform under harsh conditions. However, the correct choice of product, good design and the help of technology mean that almost any end-use can now have a wood based solution. The use of timber and wood-based products can also help improve the fire safety of structures in many ways – wood based fire doors are a prime example, by helping to contain the problem and giving occupants the opportunity to escape. Other timber elements such as beams or joists will perform in a predicable way during a fire, which means the integrity of a building can be maintained for a known period of time. It’s worth pointing out that completed timber frame buildings that meet all current UK Building Regulations and standards are entirely safe from fire.

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Q: With Hackney Council possibly the first local authority in the UK to adopt a planning policy promoting timber construction – is this a feasible route to take and can this be a blueprint for other public sector bodies to follow? Yes, if Hackney council adopt a policy then this may inspire other councils to follow suit. By emphasising the benefits of wood and the low cost advantages for planners to meet their low carbon agenda councils will have to start adopting new policies in the future. Q: Compliance with Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Marking will be mandatory in 12 months time. How should everyone ensure that CE information is passed down the supply chain efficiently? The whole supply chain must share the responsibility of CPR compliance. The manufacturer, importer and distributor all must take into consideration their roles to ensure they comply with the requirement. The industry bodies are also able to help provide information therefore an easy transition is achievable. Q: With the Government’s Green Deal due to launch in October, what opportunities are there for timber as part of the long term retrofit and refurbishment market? This should bring opportunities for timber and timber based products, but it is up to the timber industry to seek the opportunities. Also I believe it is up to manufacturers to come up with new products that can offer cost effective alternatives that meet the energy saving criteria. If the timber industry does not innovative then our competitors will.

Laura Ladd Marketing Manager UK & Europe Accsys Technologies

If the timber industry does not innovative then our competitors will.

Q: A client tells you they would not specify timber on a housing project as they have concerns over the material’s fire safety and durability – what do you say to them? Timber and timber based products are a good choice of material. A common sense approach needs to be executed when using timber on housing projects. Timber is most vulnerable when a housing development is under construction. Therefore site security is the most important factor.

THE VERDICT The move by Hackney Council is an ambitious and far-sighted one. Certainly the Wood First initiative is an achieveable route to low carbon, energy efficient buildings. The problem is that it will take some gutsy planners plus a lot of hard lobbying by the timber industry to make it commonplace. But with time and cost savings dear to any local authority’s heart as well as stricter sustainability targets, timber is in a perfect position to deliver. How big a deal the Green Deal will be is open for much debate. But with some conviction and the right system and product range, there will certainly be plenty of scope for timber to contribute to the Government’s flagship retrofit and refurbishment programme. Especially if you are supplying and installing timber windows, doors or certain wall insulation systems. But remember, installers will only be able to use Green Deal approved products. Expect the next 12-18 months to be dynamic ones in the retrofit world. Construction Products Regulation marking is a no brainer. Simply put – make sure you know your obligations for yourself and those up and down the supply chain. And if you don’t, there is plenty of advice out there from trade associations and their individual members. The issue of timber’s fire performance, durability and safety is always under scrutiny, mostly by the ill-informed, head-in-the-sand specialists or advocates of threatened alternative materials. The reply is an unassailable one – apply protective coatings, observe correct site safety and follow Building Regulations. Timber is as stable, reliable and predictable under flame as any other material on an architect’s wish list. To participate in ‘Talking Timber’ in the next issue of Timber Expozine please contact gary.ramsay@timber-expo.co.uk

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How do you carve a career in the timber sector? You can find out at an exciting new addition to Timber Expo – the newly created Careers in Timber area being run by ARV Solutions.

“We have seen real growth in recruitment activity in 2012, and I am confident we will continue to see increasing career opportunities within the timber and broader offsite construction sectors.”

Responding to the skills shortage across the timber sector and construction industry generally, recruitment specialists ARV Solutions will be delivering and facilitating Careers in Timber at Timber Expo 2012. The area is designed to be the central meeting place for all those wanting to explore new roles, responsibilities and career opportunities in the timber, offsite sector and wider construction industry. Along with the expert knowledge, in excess of 60 years of combined experience and specialised advice on offer, there will be plenty of visual elements for visitors to see as well. A variety of large scale boards will show graphical statistics, facts and figures and job information, revealing the many layers of the timber industry and what roles and positions could be available to you. Importantly it will show where the connectivity is for those wishing to move across disciplines. You will also be able to see postings of new career opportunities that are available plus salary tables to give you an idea of where you are and where you can be on the all

important money scale. There will also be additional help on finding and choosing the best training schemes and courses. ARV Solutions will also be running a promotional campaign throughout the two days of the show where you will be able to take advantage of discounted consulting on a range of recruitment and career options, so you can achieve your wider career goals and ambitions. For organisations wishing to find new recruits, this is a perfect opportunity to speak with ARV Solutions face-to-face and tap into a readymade pool of potential talent. “We have seen real growth in recruitment activity in 2012, and I am confident we will continue to see increasing career opportunities within the timber and broader offsite construction sectors,” says Jim Roach, Managing Director of ARV Solutions. “There is now strong demand for skills, and we must ensure we are doing everything we can to make people aware of the opportunities. Timber Expo will help raise the profile of the Timber Sector and we are delighted to be able to support it and be part of it. We look forward to speaking to everyone inside and outside the world of timber that may be seeking a career move, or is looking to recruit skilled staff for themselves.”

CAREERS INTIMBER Careers in Timber will be one of the ‘must visit’ parts of Timber Expo and a key place to be for those wishing to enter the industry, move within it or track down the best new recruit. For more information visit: www.arvsolutions.co.uk

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BluWood NexGen FlameShield leads a new generation of BluWood products to provide a surface coating fire retardant barrier for all timber and panel products. Developed by BluWood International and already traded in the Americas and Far East, BluWood NexGen FlameShield uses advanced polymer chemistry to provide the construction industry with a value-led proposition – easy to apply, provides enhanced dimensional stability, moisture and ultra-violet protection and independently tested FR credentials using EN 13823:2002 SBI class certification. BluWood NexGen FlameShield uses a blue dye for easy onsite recognition processes but can also be used as a clear or naturally tinted product for cladding. As it is waterresistant with an international guarantee and also prevents silvering, it is ideal for external applications.

BluWood NexGen FlameShield is presented at Timber Expo 2012 by BluWood Nexgen Advanced Limited, the exclusive licensee for the whole BluWood product range across Europe, Eurasia and Southern Africa covering more than 60 national markets. BluWood NexGen Advanced Limited works through industryrecognised coating agents that meet with their strict and continuously monitored application procedures to offer mills, panel manufacturers and trade merchants an accurate, quality assured service which is not only reliable but fast, premium quality at economical pricing. www.bluwoodnga.co.uk

Stanley Bostitch provides fastening solutions at all stages of the construction process, from automated machinery and pneumatic tools for the initial manufacturing to cordless nailers for onsite installation, with the highest quality fasteners used throughout. Having provided tools and fasteners to the timber frame and construction market for decades, Stanley Bostitch has an innate understanding of what is required from manufacturers and erectors, and has the breadth and depth of range, as well as the technical know-how, to make sure their products are up to the job. The new range of automated solutions, for example, can improve quality and productivity whilst reducing overheads, giving a superb return on investment for years to come. The pneumatic range of nailers, known for their reliability and durability, can be used during the early stages of manufacturing and Stanley Bostitch offer a full service

package to ensure tools continue to operate to their maximum in even the most demanding production environments. The cordless range of nailers are perfect for onsite installation, coming with a two year warranty and an improved lightweight, better balanced design. Plus, any brand of compatible nails and gas can be used, without invalidating the warranty, giving users the freedom to choose. And, no matter what the method of production used, every single fastener is based on the same class-leading technology and innovation that guarantees the strongest, most secure hold possible.

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In recent years, Osmose Europe has been implementing an intentional strategy of diversification, developing new business opportunities around its historic core supply of industrial wood preservatives. Osmose 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. The partnership between Osmose and Guard Industries is a further step along this road, allowing Osmose to offer high quality, innovative WoodGuard industrial wood finishes to the UK market, to complement our existing preservative, fire retardant and wood stabiliser ranges. Osmose are also pleased to announce the introduction of a new fire retardant to our growing range. Exterior Fire X is a leach resistant system, for applications such as cladding and will be offered as a service treatment by PTG Treatments Ltd, who also offer the Osmose FirePRO Humidity Resistant FR system.

Celcure is the well known Osmose brand covering our growing range of high pressure treatment systems. The UK Celcure family of products currently includes Celcure AC-500, for all round general use, Celcure AC-350, cost optimised for UC1 & 2, and Celcure MC-500, our micronized system under the Osmose MicroPro umbrella, for high value outdoor wood products. In the autumn of this year, Osmose will be adding two new products to the Celcure brand family, to complement our existing range and give our customers greater choice and the ability to select a system which is ideal for their own particular business needs. More information will be available shortly.

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For the last 20 years, Rothoblaas has played an important role in the timber construction sector. We have consolidated our position and are now proud to offer a benchmark reference providing practical and creative solutions to satisfy our customers’ needs. Our mission was and continues to be, to bring innovation into the wood construction sector through continuous research and development of our products and services, with the aim of augmenting life quality and environmental sustainability. Thanks to the professionalism, dedication and qualification of our employees and external collaborators, we are able to offer a personalised support network and an extensive product range to facilitate the daily challenges faced by our clients. All products we offer are CE marked – the whole range of our screws is provided with ETA certification and free software

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according to Eurocode5. High performance hold-down (WHT) and angle brackets (TITAN) are ideal for CLT structures. Hidden plates (ALU) and post bases are expressively studied for the best aesthetic and functional uses. Presently we are working in 18 countries worldwide, with recent projects carried out on the South American Continent and the Russian Federation. Currently we have 220 employees and a sales network in constant evolution.

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SIPS Industries specialise in all aspects of SIPS building, from design through manufacture of the panels to onsite construction. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) offer a modern, cost-effective, environmental and energy efficient solution to building construction. Whether you are planning a new home or workplace, or adding an extension, you need your new building to be both comfortable and efficient to heat. Our staff are available to assist you will all aspects of your project. We only need to be involved as much as you need us to be. You can use us just as a source of information and advice, but more typically you will use our full CAD service to prepare detailed drawings and calculations. Due to the physical characteristics of our insulated panels, the rate that heat escapes from your home is reduced compared with standard builds. A SIPS Industries panel in standard form achieves a U-value of 0.30W/m2K, meaning a SIPS Industries house could save you up to 60% on your heating bills. From as far north as the Sheltands and as far south as Devon & Cornwall, we will supply the pre-cut panels

to site and provided an experienced and qualified team to expertly erect the buildings. You'll feel secure in our hands. www.sipsindustries.com

Based in Ipswich, Super SIPS offer a wide range of Structural Insulated Panel for your building project.

All these Materials provide the same level of insulation as 25mm of Polyurethane (PUR)

SuperSIPS Manufacture Polyurethane SIPs, or Structurally Insulated Panels, from 100mm to 250mm thick and even our thinnest SIP Panel uses over 3 times the thickness of PUR than shown in this Thermal Performance Comparison.

With SuperSIPS you can plan to meet or exceed current Building Regulations, and the amendments planned for 2013 and 2016 !!

SuperSIPS offer the highest levels of Thermal Performance and Air-Tightness available, as a readily available Off-Site manufactured Building Material, making SuperSIPS the ideal Solution for any Modern Building.

Tel: +44 (0) 1473 736023 sale@supersips.uk.com www.supersips.uk.com

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HELPS YOU DO BUSINESS THE EASY WAY Don’t leave empty handed – join the Timber Buyers Forum

“I can say that the Timber Buyers event was a worthwhile exercise as it put us in touch with a number of suppliers that we may not otherwise have made contact with. The information we obtained was useful, and I will be passing this to the relevant parties within BAM. The meeting facilities were good, and were well organised.”

Charlie Law Bam Construct

After a highly successful first year, the Timber Buyers Forum will return in 2012 in a larger, fresh format to provide a simple, structured and highly effective way for buyers to meet with new and existing suppliers. This exclusive gathering ground is co-located within Timber Expo and takes place on 25 & 26 September 2012 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. What does the Forum do for me? We know that time is at a premium at any exhibition you visit. Too much work, too many people, a busy seminar schedule and not enough time to meet everyone you should. The result is you come away from the show having missed out on making significant contact with key people that could have a huge impact on the future of your business. The Timber Buyers Forum will be located at the heart of Timber Expo in the main exhibition space and is designed to be one of the truly exclusive parts of the show. The Forum team will organise a bespoke programme of handpicked supplier meetings, relevant seminars and networking events to help fulfil your immediate to longer term project needs. This is all tailored to you. With time a critical element, you can be more efficient in what you do across the two days and maximise the potential for creating and exploiting the best of business from Timber Expo. Engage at the highest level This focused approach has proved to be highly successful in creating new business relationships and facilitating meetings that allow you to get the most out of your time at Timber Expo.

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All participants in the Forum have a strong desire to engage at the highest level possible with decision makers and individuals with direct influence. All of the Forum activities and meetings are matched to your needs, organised on your behalf and completely free of charge – all we ask for is that you give us a little of your time in return. Buyers participating in the Forum will be expected to meet with six exhibitors on each day that they agree to participate. These meetings will be scheduled and booked in advance and will be operated around a strict timetable. Sufficient time will be built in throughout the day for Buyers to visit the main exhibition and attend seminars. In the event that a Timber Buyers Forum participant cannot attend for the full day, or can only attend for part of the day, a reserve person will be required to attend in their place. This reserve person must also meet the qualifying criteria.


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How does it work? Book your appointment

Qualifying criteria

The Buyer will select at least one day – either 25 or 26 September 2012 – in which to participate in the Forum. Buyers will need to complete a profile template with their professional information and details on specific projects and markets they working in, as well as new technologies or products they are looking for. Once the participation date is confirmed, the dedicated Timber Buyers Forum website will be updated with the buyer’s profile. Exhibitors to Timber Expo will have the opportunity to request meetings with individual buyers, which can be accepted or declined by the Buyers depending on interest levels. As a Buyer you will also have the chance to request one-to-one meetings with participating exhibitors of your choice. The Timber Buyers Forum team will then manage requests/invitations and meetings on your behalf.

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

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

• Potential for future relationships with exhibitors • Live projects or a significant project pipeline • Genuine interest to learn about new products/technologies • Decision making authority or influence

In 2011 nearly 50 contractors and clients signed up to Timber Buyers Forum, amongst them were some of the biggest, most innovative and forward thinking businesses in the construction sector and feedback from these participants was exceptional with many wishing to return in 2012:

“I found the exhibition to be one of the very best that I have ever attended. The quality of the products on display was amazing and the willingness of exhibitors to engage in open and very frank discussions was very refreshing, I think this had a lot to do with the exhibition being very focused. The ‘meet the buyer’ sessions I hosted during the day were about right in number and made a good use of the day. The people that met with me were very knowledgeable and going forward we will engage with them again.”

Martin Chambers Shaylor Group

For more information on the Timber Buyers Forum and the exclusive benefits of taking part including ‘access all areas’ passes plus lots more visit: www.timber-buyers.co.uk or contact: Julie Richards - Forum Manager: E: julie.richards@timber-expo.co.uk T: 01691 860723

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

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

The X-LAM Alliance is a partnership formed between B & K Structures and Binderholz, two experts in their own field, coming together to offer the best in solid timber construction. X-LAM (Cross Laminated Timber) is a solid prefabricated material produced by stacking layers of timber at 90Âş to the layer below and subsequently glued to each other to create panels of up to 18m in length and 2950mm in width. The product creates structural roof, wall and floor panels with the ability to build up to 25 storeys. Factory manufactured to exceptional levels of accuracy ensuring minimal defects, and reducing construction time and cost, the panels are installed with a crane and lightweight power tools. Site storage is reduced by just-in-time deliveries and health and safety issues are minimised due to the lightweight nature of the product and the speed of its erection. Generally

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manufactured from PEFC or FSC-certified Spruce, it can be manufactured for exposed areas or in non-visible quality for cladding in any number of materials. X-LAM will contribute towards the acoustic and thermal performance to ensure details are in excess of Building Regulations. X-LAM panels require little or no maintenance for their duration within the structure. The X-LAM Alliance combines the expertise of one of the leading producers of X-LAM with the leading UK solid wood design and install contractor to provide a seamless supply from inception to completion ˆ a true partnership in solid timber construction. www.xlam-alliance.com

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The Belgian manufacturer behind the Rubio Monocoat brand is the pioneer in the field of top quality and ecological wood preservatives. Rubio Monocoat – high technology made easy

RMC Hybrid Wood Protector – one oil, one coat, inside & out

Rubio Monocoat (RMC) Oil began its ‘green offensive’ armed with a number of properties which as yet remain unrivalled. RMC Oil is the first and so far only one in the world which does not contain any VOC or water at all, can be applied in one coat (a second coat will not even adhere) and provides long lasting protection thanks to a revolutionary molecular binding with the cellulose fibres. Moreover, the’ right tone’ is easy to set, since this product comes with a range of unique and intense colours.

RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is simple, fast and economical to use, due to it’s molecular bonding technology. It can be used for both exterior and interior wood. Application comes down to a simple 1-2-3: apply the oil, allow to react, and then remove the excess oil. Indeed, once the oil is applied on the wood, it takes only a matter of minutes to bond. Excess oil is removed and that’s it, you’re done. We kindly invite you for a demo on our stand to see how it’s done. www.hybridwoodprotector.com

EXPOGRAPHICPACKAGES C O N V E N I E N T C R E AT I V E C O S T E F F E C T I V E We offer a convenient, creative and cost-effective fixed price service for the design, print and installation of stand graphics on the shell-schemes at Timber Expo. This service is based around a standard package solution that is customised to your bespoke branding and marketing requirements. These all-inclusive graphic packages give you access to Timber Expo’s design team, high quality large format printing facilities from the shows dedicated printers, and an installation service – so it couldn’t be any easier or more efficient. The graphic package option will follow a carefully planned five step process of briefing and proofing and the graphics are yours to take away after the show. Unique/customised stand graphic services can be provided on an individual requirements basis i.e. for non-shell scheme exhibitors, but a brief would need to be provided and this activity would need to be priced and quoted for accordingly.

Please email your stand graphics enquiry to: hannah.jones@radar-communications.co.uk

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This groundbreaking achievement in sustainable timber procurement has played a prominent role in helping the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) achieve its commitment of making the London 2012 Olympic Games the greenest games ever with 100% of wood products supplied certified as legal and sustainable.

World First for London 2012 and Timber As the countdown to this summer’s iconic sporting event continues, the entire London 2012 Olympic Park development has achieved dual Project Certification from PEFC and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) schemes for its timber usage — the first dual Project Certification in the world. This groundbreaking achievement in sustainable timber procurement has played a prominent role in helping the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) achieve its commitment of making the London 2012 Olympic Games the greenest games ever with 100% of wood products supplied certified as legal and sustainable. The development was audited by the Soil Association’s Woodmark and is being hailed as a major achievement that is potentially destined to be a future model for timber procurement globally. The scheme also saw a unique and important partnership role played by both PEFC and FSC to make sure that the levels of legal and sustainable timber procured by the ODA achieved the highest possible target. Woodmark said the project was a ‘world first’ for certification of such a huge and complex site.

Timber Expo and TRADA Boost Innovation with NEW TTJ Award Timber Expo and TRADA have teamed up to joint-sponsor the prestigious new Innovation Award at the 2012 TTJ Awards. As part of the core desire of both organisations to encourage innovation across all parts of the timber industry, Timber Expo and TRADA will be giving the winner and runners up of the competition, an exclusive opportunity to boost their profile at the UK’s only dedicated event for the timber industry and the built environment later this year.

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The Games’ East London site comprises seven major venues across the 246hectare Olympic Park and needed to be managed on a daily basis for the thousands of timber products entering the site. The ambitious approach was driven forward by the establishment of the Timber Supplier Panel that embedded strict policy and procurement procedures and implemented a delivery management system that was forthright in policing and educating stakeholders and their supply chains about sustainable timber and unbroken chain of custody. Praising PEFC, FSC, the auditors, the timber industry, contractors and CLM (Olympic delivery partner) team managers for their efforts in achieving the target, Peter Bonfield, Head of Construction Products at the ODA added: “It is an outstanding outcome that really shows what can be achieved and it’s a strong platform for the industry to build on. Now the question is – what are the industry and certification bodies going to do to take that across the rest of the country.”

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

Are you are a provider of innovative products and services? Have you improved your supply chain in a groundbreaking way? Are you re-engineering an existing product or system to perform even better? Tell us all about it. An entry form is available at: www.trada.co.uk or contact: Olivia O’Sullivan - on: 01494 569618 or email: oosullivan@trada.co.uk

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Wood 2.0: How High? In a remarkable 240-page report simply entitled Tall Wood, architect Michael Green makes the case for wood as the ideal building material for skyscrapers and their structures. Green argues that it is imperative that society builds tall buildings out of wood rather than less-sustainable, more-polluting materials, and he claims that wood is a sorely underrated building material that is capable of much more than is typically asked of it. His report sets out a blueprint for the design of wooden structures up to 30 storeys high, capable of performing in “high seismic areas” like his native

Vancouver. Unusual for the construction industry, he's shared the report under a Creative Commons license. Ars looked into the report in detail and spoke to Arup structural consultant and wooden buildings advocate Hans-Erik Blomgren for another perspective. Whether mass timber will make the leap required to become, as Blomgren hopes, a building material on equal footing with traditional materials used for medium and larger buildings remains to be seen.

In a remarkable 240 page report simply entitled Tall Wood, architect Michael Green makes the case for wood as the ideal building material for skyscrapers and their structures.

For more information visit: www.arstechnica.com/business

Kebony Designer Urban Shelter Kebony has unveiled their newest range of outdoor furniture, created in collaboration with Norwegian designer Martin Solem. The Urban Shelter is ideal for green spaces such as city parks, outdoor cafes and along city harbours. The soft and natural texture of Kebony wood allows the bench’s to curve and be shaped in a way that is comfortable and practical. The polygon shape creates a secluded rest stop for the busy lives of city residents. Martin Solem, the designer of Urban Shelter said: “I wanted to make furniture for the outdoors because it’s such an exiting space to work with. I wanted to give green experiences to a wider audience.” Kebony was named as one of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in the Global Cleantech 100,

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both in 2010 and 2011, in competition with more than 3,000 companies from 50 countries. Kebony also received Deloitte’s ‘Fast 50 Award’, was cited as one of the top 50 companies that could change our world in 2010. Jan Terje Nielsen, Marketing Director at Kebony added: “Kebony are very pleased to have been chosen by this up-and-coming young designer in building the shelters and the end result looks fantastic.” For more information visit www.kebony.com

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The specialist for Fastening Technology

Eurotec is a specialist company that deals with the development of products for fastening technology – mainly screws – that provide professional users with huge advantages. Visit our website today www.e-u-r-o-tec.de or come and see us at Timber Expo!


Get Ready for Green Deal say TTF The Timber Trade Federation has issued a bulletin to explain the governmentsponsored Green Deal and how TTF members can use it to generate business opportunities. The scheme, due to launch in the autumn, is designed to enable Green Deal providers to offer energy efficiency improvements to homes and businesses to be paid for by loans. The TTF said its manufacturing and distributing members may see an increase in certain product sales, such as wood fibreboard insulation. "As the central rationale of the Green Deal is to reduce carbon emissions in the most cost-effective way, timber and timberbased products will offer opportunities to do this and increase the energy performance of buildings," it said. In addition to the general supply of materials

in compliance with the scheme's requirements, the TTF suggests partnership with a registered Green Deal installer to supply approved products. "A good example may be a wall insulation system consisting of sheet panels on the face with insulation on the inside." The TTF said although it was early days, now was the time for companies to begin to investigate the potential opportunities offered by the scheme. The TTF has issued a bulletin to explain the governmentsponsored Green Deal and how TTF members can use it to generate business opportunities. For more information visit: www.retro-expo.co.uk For more information visit: www.ttf.co.uk

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30 Oct - 01 Nov 2012 NEC Birmingham

The UK’s ’ only dedicated retrofit event

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You can find out more about the Green Deal and the opportunities available to the timber industry at Retro Expo – a new three-day event at Birmingham NEC 30 Oct-1Nov. Partners

Stewart Milne Sets Sail for the Falklands Stewart Milne Timber System (SMTS) recently fulfilled orders from the Falkland Islands, shipping the full system for two, two-storey private houses that will take longer to reach their destination by sea than they will take to build. These orders come on the back of other contracts for housing, offices and even a hotel that SMTS has delivered to the Falklands in the past. Everything, from the timber frame system and prefabricated roof trusses to the kitchen units and worktops, is included in the shipment and ready to be constructed on site. Not only is the timber system designed to comply with existing Falkland Islands building regulations, it is also future-proofed to surpass the more

stringent insulation requirements proposed by the Islands’ Building Control. Gary Yeoman, SMTS Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We have sent several orders on long sea voyages to the South Atlantic over the years, so we are well versed in what is required. With everything pre-fabricated at our Witney factory it is crucial that nothing is missed out. Therefore every nut and bolt, and every screw, has to be present and correct before the shipment is released.” SMTS and BAM Construction are also currently delivering a £7m bespoke medical student residential accommodation project in Truro for Plymouth University on the Royal

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Cornwall Hospital campus. SMTS has been appointed to supply and erect the timber frame systems for the project, which will accommodate doctors, student doctors and medical staff and is hoping to secure an Excellent rating from BREEAM. For more information visit: www.stewartmilne.com

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Timber Triple Whammy for Letchworth

Three different types of timber frame systems have been used to build 60 units in an £8m flagship housing scheme in Letchworth.

Cygnum Timber Frame, Pinewood Structures and Midlands Timber Engineering (MTE) all provided units on the Tomorrow's Garden City scheme, featuring standard timber frame, a timber/Hemcrete solution and a German-style reverse wall utilising wood fibre insulation boards. The systems were specified by housing association North Hertfordshire Homes and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation as part of a project to trial new building technologies. Cygnum and MTE supplied the timber/woodfibre board solution, MTE supplied the standard timber frame units and Pinewood Structures completed the timber/Hemcrete system. The reverse wall systems featured a mixture of Pavatex woodfibre insulation boards. The wall build-up features an internally-positioned OSB racking board

Book Your TRADA Timber Frame Construction Course The Timber Frame Construction courses will be delivered by the TRADA Technology frameCHECK team, who work with clients onsite to give design guidance, best practice advice and to assist in problem solving. TRADA Technology repackaged the course, with a new title, Timber Frame Construction, to complement new fifth edition of its definitive design manual by the same name. The course will explore best practice detailing, recent innovations and changes in building regulations, to provide a better overall understanding of timber frame during design, the construction phase and in use.

and Pavaflex flexible woodfibre insulation between 140mm-deep timber studs and then two different exterior systems for render or cladding. The timber/Hemcrete system featured an internally-positioned MultiPro XS magnesium oxide board, a 140mm frame, with additional 38x38mm frame connected together with Helifix stainless steel screws. Hemcrete then filled the frame structure, with a render finish. Cygnum supplied Ijoist roof systems as a lightweight, strong alternative to solid timber. The project, designed by Cole Thompson Anders Architects, has achieved Code Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

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

£269.00 VAT for non-members, to include a copy of Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition. The fees without the publication are £189.00 +VAT and £229.00 +VAT respectively. It will take place at the company’s High Wycombe headquarters. Timber Frame Construction the course may be commissioned in house, at a cost of £1500 +VAT. For further information or to book visit www.trada.co.uk/training or contact TRADA Training on 01494 569620 / training@trada.co.uk

Further dates for 2012 include 5 September and 6 November. The cost is £219.00 +VAT for TRADA members and

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Advantage Austria Advantage Austria in London is the UK arm of the Austrian Economic Chamber and is engaged in promoting trade links between UK and Austrian companies. We are hosting a collection of Austrian companies with innovative new products who are looking for business partners in the UK. You are warmly invited to visit us on Stand J16 to find out more about the latest innovations in timber from Austria and meet representatives of the Austrian timber industry. www.advantageaustria.org

American Softwoods American Softwoods is looking forward to its second participation in Timber Expo. As the only UK trade show in which we participate, Timber Expo is an important shop window for our members who are proud to produce sustainable, high quality softwoods which have a variety of end uses. Our Southern Yellow Pine is ideal for decking, since it takes pressure treatment easily and also for stairs, internal cladding and flooring. Hemlock and Douglas fir are great for windows and doors. Eastern White Pine is used for cladding and furniture. www.americansoftwoods.com

Anhui Sentai Suntecwood is produced by Anhui Sentai WPC New Material Co. Ltd in Guangde, Anhui, China, on its land of 120,000sqm. Anhui Sentai WPC New Material Co. Ltd has grown very quickly and steadily over the past four years and has developed a large range of WPC products focusing on: decking, cladding, railing and fencing. Amongst other properties, the material is 100% recyclable, ecofriendly with the look of the natural wood, has anti-slip properties, no cracking, no warping, is available in different colors and is weather resistant from -40℃ to 60℃. www.suntec-wpc.com

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Builders Merchants Federation The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is a national network of merchants and their suppliers speaking with a single voice on issues that affect the sale and distribution of building materials. Our members include specialist timber merchants and builders’ merchants who stock and specialise in timber and timber products. BMF provides a range of learning resources for merchants' staff on timber and associated products through apprentice training, specialist in house courses and the BMF Campus online modules. www.bmf.org.uk

BRE BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses - and we support the innovation needed to achieve this. As well as our Watford Headquarters, we operate from regional offices in the North West and West Midlands of England, and in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, to provide services that help government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. www.bre.co.uk

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British Woodworking Federation The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is made up of almost 500 quality joinery and woodworking companies in the UK. Assessed to a strict Code of Conduct, specifiers and consumers can count on a quality manufacturer to supply their project. BWF members range from SME businesses up to the large players in the market with activity spanning the full range of joinery products and services, including timber windows, doors, stairs, architectural joinery and more. BWF also provides joinery specification guidance. www.bwf.org.uk

Cellecta Cellecta is one of the UK’s largest producers of environmentally friendly high performance thermal and acoustic insulation products. Our products have been supplied to all sectors of the construction industry including: housebuilders, building contractors, ground workers, screeders, roofers and dryliners. Cellecta manufacture an extensive range for various applications including concrete, timber and steel floors, basements, roofs, cavities and walls. Sound proofing solutions include acoustic battens, acoustic overlay floor boards, screed boards, and acoustic resilient layers. High performance thermal insulation products include, underfloor heating boards, extruded polystyrene boards and cavity closers. www.cellecta.co.uk

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) CIAT represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology. CIAT is internationally recognised as the qualifying body for Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT. Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, a protected descriptor, are qualified and recognised to lead projects from design inception through to final completion. Many hold senior positions within the industry and lead teams within the built environment sector and working within their own architectural practices. Chartered Architectural Technologists apply the science of architecture and specialise in the technology of building design and construction. www.ciat.org.uk

easi-edge

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Installed at ground level, our edge protection barriers for structural timber frames are designed not to affect the structural integrity of the timber and provide constant protection for operatives working at height. Suitable for CLT, Glulam frames and cassette frames, the system provides a flexible working solution that can save time and money during the erection stages. From design to installation, the easiedge team is with you from the start. Dedicated technical advisors and field engineers are assigned to individual projects to ensure all customers receive the best possible service and advice. www.easi-edge.co.uk

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Ecochoice are specialist suppliers of certified durable timber for external works. You can count on our quick service to locate and deliver sawn or machined timber components from the largest stocks of certified species available in the market. You will find our timber in a wide range of external projects – from heavy harbour fenders to delicate cladding – with end clients satisfied by an unmatched combination of physical, environmental and aesthetical performance. We are also passionate about supplying our clients with independently certified timber products. www.ecochoice.co.uk

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Ghana Forestry Commission Ghana is committed to sustainable management of the country’s forests and the promotion of legal timber and other forest products into the global market. Ghana is working well with the European Union to issue its first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licence under the EU/Ghana voluntary partnership agreement. 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. www.fcghana.com

KdB Insulation KdB Insulation is the leading manufacturer and research company for the development of radiant insulation in Europe. The global insulation system incorporating our leading product Airflex, allows us to offer insulation solutions that provide a lifetime of effective protection from winter cold and summer heat for year-round thermal stability for all building types and applications. Our solutions complement timber frame structures and our range of products also includes multi-foil insulation, breather membrane, reflective breather membrane and reflective breather insulation. www.kdbinsulation.com

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Kebony Kebony is an award-winning sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and preservative-treated wood, which has myriad indoor and outdoor applications including: cladding, roofing, windows, furniture, flooring and decking. Suitable for architects, builders and developers looking for non-toxic, maintenance-free, durable, cost-effective and aesthetic materials, Kebony has been used for numerous high-profile projects including a prestigious residential developments, the newly-redeveloped Yarmouth Harbour, Hackney Picturehouse and the Bexhill beach shelters. Through the environmentally-friendly process of ‘Kebonization’, sustainable wood species are transformed into Kebony. www.kebony.com

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Mayr-Melnhof Kaufmann Mayr-Melnhof Kaufmann is one of the leading European players in the engineered timber industry. The company has four sites in Austria and Germany that produce high quality structural timber construction. The product range comprises Glulam beams and special components (Duo-/Trio- and Quattro beams, laminated ceiling elements), cross-laminated timber panels, three-ply structural panels and concrete formwork technology. By supplying timber merchants, acting as a partner of the construction industry and working with engineers, architects and commercial clients the group is a one-stop producer and advisor for perfect timber solutions. www.mm-kaufmann.com

Pabst-Holz Fine-grown, sound-knot, high-quality alpine timber is the basis of our products. We have been processing local round timber into high-quality products for over 60 years. With 320 employees trained at high level and five modern production plants, we are a great partner for all timber contstructors across Europe. With our own sawed roundwood we are able to produce sawn lumber, planed boards, Glulam spruce and CNC-cut Glulam delivered direct on site with all cutting necessary to have the minimum of manual time to mount it. www.pabst-holz.com

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SIP Energy Homes, based in Athenry, Co. Galway, are one of a few accredited manufacturers and installers of large format XPS-based Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in the world. SIP Energy's panels are a composite panel manufactured from rigid XPS structural insulation, sandwiched between two skins of 15mm OSB3. SIP buildings bring end-user comfort and efficiency, coupled with speed of a build and quality of construction. Moreover, by using the same technology for both walls and roof, high and uniform thermal and airtightness performance is assured, unmatched by any other technology. www.sip-energy.com

Simpson Strong-Tie

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Simpson Strong-Tie is the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber-to-timber and timber-to-masonry construction connectors. From its custom-built plant in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Simpson designs, tests and manufactures a wide range of joist hangers, connectors and restraint straps for a variety of engineered timber construction methods including glulam, SIP, engineered I-Joists and open-web joists. The company is focused on delivering innovative and high performing products, coupled with unrivalled customer service and technical support. www.strongtie.co.uk

Sioo Woodprotection AB Sioo Woodprotection are based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are the developers of a breakthrough wood protection process providing a unique combination of benefits for the care of timber. Sioo products are in widespread use across Scandinavia for all types of timber. The Sioo treatment is totally environmentally friendly and results in a beautiful smooth natural finish, strengthens the surface fibres, kills and prevents algae formation and insect attack, retards water and provides long life. www.sioo.se

Sustain’ Magazine Sustain is the only dedicated magazine with a joined-up view on sustainability, business and the built environment. We have access to influencers and decision makers in sectors as diverse as commercial and office property, retail, hotel and leisure industries, civil engineering, landscape, regeneration and communities that few other magazines reach. We also have an influential editorial board drawn from across the business sector. Sustain goes out to the market leading architects, designers, specifiers, property developers and owners and consultants working across public and private sector. www.sustainmagazine.com

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

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UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) The UKTFA is the definitive voice of the timber frame industry throughout the UK. Committed to the ongoing promotion of timber as the ultimate sustainable building material, the UKTFA actively seeks to raise awareness of the proven advantages of timber frame across all sectors of the construction industry. With 300+ member companies already benefiting from the keen technical expertise and insight we offer, the association also provides help and support for other industry insiders looking to embrace a more robust and cost effective way of achieving the highest standards in energy efficiency and building design. www.uktfa.com

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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 of 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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DECISION TIME @ WOOD AWARDS 20I2 You will be able to view entries from the 2012 shortlist at Timber Expo later this year and with a select group of entries taking part in the Timber Talks programme, so you can also hear why they have been selected as prospective best in class…

Having hosted the Wood Awards’ ceremony last year with an audience of over 200 architects and industry guests, this year, selected projects from the Wood Awards 30strong shortlist will form part of Timber Expo’s new expanded programme of seminars.

ntries recently closed for the Wood Awards 2012 and the competition is off to a strong start with the judging panel now working up to making their difficult decisions. Having hosted the Wood Awards’ ceremony last year with an audience of over 200 architects and industry guests, this year, selected projects from the Wood Awards 30-strong shortlist will form part of Timber Expo’s new expanded programme of seminars.

the small projects from the wider Private category, this year the Wood Awards took the opportunity to give much smaller projects, from bespoke staircases to immaculate garden buildings, the specific recognition they deserve. The category Repair & Adaptive Reuse still incorporates both the careful conservation and ingenious restoration seen every year, but encouraged entries where the decision to repurpose an existing building was made over simply moving or rebuilding completely.

The categories for the Wood Awards were updated for the 2012 competition with the introduction of Small Project as a main category, the renaming of the Conservation/ Restoration category as Repair & Adaptive Reuse, and the extension of one Furniture category into two: Bespoke Furniture and Production-made Furniture. In separating

Timber and wood-based product applications seen this year include timber cladding, CLT, timber-frame, engineered timber structures, panelling, solid and engineered flooring, staircases and landscape decking projects, using a huge range of temperate and tropical hardwood, softwoods, modified and engineered timber products and panel products for schools, libraries, private houses and visitor centres, to name but a few; many demonstrating real innovation in wood. With such diversity, the Wood Awards shortlist seminars at Timber Expo should be interesting indeed.

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The Wood Awards 2012 shortlist will be exhibited in full on stand E9. For details on the seminar sessions and the Timber Talks programme see P10 or visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk For more information and the latest updates on the Wood Awards 2012 visit: www.woodawards.com or follow on Twitter @woodawards, Facebook and LinkedIn

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TIMBEREXPO

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All inclusive package for just

ÂŁ850 +VAT

TAKE PART EVEN ON A TIGHT BUDGET Brief Send us your creative brief. This is your opportunity to tell our designers what your message is, provide guidance on how your brand is presented and show us samples of printed material you already have.

The Timber Hub and Engineers Hub provides a unique opportunity to be present at the UK’s only dedicated timber event with an affordable entry level package.

ONLY 12 PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Words and pictures With the brief send us text, logos and images you wish to use. As these are large format graphics there are certain stipulations for image files and type. Logos should be supplied as vectored eps files with fonts converted to outline and all images should be 300dpi. As part of our quality control process our designers will return and ask for better images if they are considered unsuitable. Large format digital print is not as exacting as lithoprint so we cannot guarantee 100% colour matching. Concept & feedback After sending your brief you will receive, as a pdf, two concepts. You can then feed back your comments by either marking up the pdf, commenting in an email message or if need be, by a telephone conversation. Artwork After receiving your comments on the concepts you will receive first draft artwork ready for print. This draft is your opportunity to check spelling and correct use of images & logos. Again, mark up the pdf or email your final amendments. Final approval You will then receive a final draft artwork and approval form. This is to be checked and if you are satisfied all amendments have been carried out send back the approval form. Your double-sided banner stand will then be printed and installed. This will be your banner stand and can be taken away at the end of Timber Expo. Late changes If further amendments are made by you this work will be extra to the package price, will be quoted for and charged as agreed. Supplying your own artwork If you would prefer to provide your own artwork please follow the print specification below: 750mm wide x 2130mm, Allow 100mm at the bottom for cassette, Supply as High Resolution PDF, CMYK with fonts embedded, Bleed not required, 300dpi at quarter size

To discuss the TimberExpo Hub opportunities contact: Loretta Sales: T: 07956 173351 E: loretta.sales@timber-expo.co.uk Julie Richards: T: 07811 219885 E: julie.richards@timber-expo.co.uk

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SHOW AWARDS Be the Best All Year Round Timber Expo is committed to profiling the best the timber industry has to offer and as we look forward to our second show, we are now ready to reward it. Timber is highly versatile and has many applications. The UK timber supply-chain is also highly complex and globalised with bags of innovation. Much of this innovation will be on display at Timber Expo 2012 and we will be introducing a new Awards element to the show. There will also be some discretionary awards in categories such as Best Exhibition Stand. All exhibiting companies at Timber Expo will be entered into the Awards by defaultno application is necessary.

Best Landscaping Product Includes exterior decking, fencing, outdoor furniture, outdoor features, play equipment Best Interior Product Includes flooring, wall surfaces, architectural ironmongery, interior doors Best Product for the Building Envelope Includes structural, cladding, roofing, windows, external doors Best Structural/Offsite Solution Includes panellised, post and beam, and volumetric solutions that reduce onsite processes

Best IT Solution Includes CAD/CAM Solutions, visualisation software, optimisation software, engineering software, stock control solutions Energy Efficiency/Sustainability Award For products that use energy efficiently in the manufacturing process or help reduce the overall energy consumption of a building

The product or solution that the judges believe stands out above all other innovations at the show. This would be judged based on the winners of each of the categories.

Electronic Rosettes A series of logos (electronic rosettes) will be provided to the winners and the highly commended post-event. They will be permitted unrestricted use of these.

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Norbord

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

G12

F2

E2

C2

Frame Wise

Gangnail

Stewart Milne Timber Systems (Reserved)

Woodbridge Timber

H1

H5

H4

H1

PEFC UK

Senior Architectural Systems

Silva Timber Products

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Anhui Sentai WPC New Material

Anagram Systems (Reserved)

American Softwoods

Advantage Austria

Advanced Machinery Services

Malaysian Timber Council

Z23

Z8

D9

J16

F11

H10

ACTIS

H1

Bronze Plus

H11

F13

A & J Scott

Standard

Xlam Alliance

A3

A00

W Howard

D2

Balcas Kildare Limited

WIEHAG Timber Construction

F9

Vandecasteele Houtimport

Silver

B12

C18

A16

C13

G5

E3

F5

F4

SuperSIPS

SIP Industries

Sherpa Connector

Serafin Campestrini

SAM Mouldings

Rubio Monocoat

Rotho Blaas

Val-U-Therm

B1,B2

F3

Stanley Bostitch

B10

Glulam Solutions

Scottish Enterprise

E6

SPAX UK

G1

E7

Glennon

Progressive Solutions

C9

G1

Crown Timber

C13

Enterprise Ireland

Mosser Leimholz

EuroTec G8

F8 Z44

English Woodlands Timber

OHRA Regalanlagen

NetMAG Media

MMC Magazine

MH Southern

Mayr-Melnhof Kaufmann

Leadon Timber Frame

Knauf Drywall

Kebony AS

KdB Insulation Ltd

Johann Pabst Holzindustrie

ISTRUCTE (Reserved)

Isocell

IOM3 (Reserved)

Intumescent Systems Ltd

Icopal

Ghana Forestry Commission

Edward O'Riordan

Ecochoice

Easi-Edge

Dragonboard

Combilift

Coed Cymru

CIAT

Chiltern International Fire

Cellecta

BWF

Buzon

British Gypsum

BRE

BMF

TRADA Technology

Gold

D10

E5

Pasquill

Bluwood Nexgen Advanced

BM TRADA

ARV Solutions

E5

International Timber G7

Aptus Fasteners Systems

Bronze

Platinum

EXHIBITOR LIST

G6

T HUB

Z69

J8

H13

Z32

B11

T HUB

H8

Z13

Z15

F12

H21

Z66

Z28

Z7

Z55

T HUB

H12

H7

H16

F10

Z25

Z12

Z33

Z71

Z36

Z2

H19

Z61

Z1

B7

B5 F13

Wallbarn Ltd X-LAM

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Visitor Lounge

Speakers Lounge

Press Lounge

VIP Lounge

Student Exhibition

Wood Awards

Seminar Theatre 3 - Deeside

Seminar Theatre 2 - Frame Wise

Seminar Theatre 1 - UKSIPS

Timber Buyers Forum

Timber HUB

Engineers HUB

Other Featrures

Z26

UKTFA

Z40

TTF

Z16/17

Z30

Trade Fabrication System

UKSIPS

Z10

H6

Stakapal

Timoleon

Z19

SIPCO

J6

Z42

SIP Energy Homes

TIMCO Wood UK

Z41

SIOO Wood Protection

Z24

Z29

Simpson Strong-Tie

Z31

Z9

SEAC

TFT Woodexperts

A6

Schaffitzel + Miebach GmbH

Sustain Magazine

Z6

PENYCOED WARMCELL (Reserved)


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VISITOR ESSENTIALS

INVERNESS

ABERDEEN

M90 M9

GLASGOW

EDINBURGH

M8

M8

A1

M74 M77

A74(M)

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

✈ ✈

CARLISLE

M6

The Ricoh Arena is only 20 minutes from Birmingham Airport, less than an hour from London by train and easy to access from J3 of the M6. The Ricoh Arena is an exceptional modern facility and one of the newest venues on the exhibition and conference circuit.

M4 A1(M)

M65 LEEDS M62 M58

MANCHESTER

M18

M60

M56

M180

M1

M6

NOTTINGHAM

LIVERPOOL

M6 Toll M54 M69

PETERBOROUGH

M6

M42

A14 M1

M50

M3

M5

M4

LONDON

BRISTOL

CARDIFF

M25

M40

IPSWICH

M11

M5 M4

NORWICH

A1(M)

BIRMINGHAM

M23 M27

M20

DOVER

SOUTHAMPTON

EXETER

For two days in September, the Ricoh Arena, Coventry will be the focal point for the timber industry. We are expecting over 5,000 UK and International visitors to attend the show, so it is crucial that you pre-register yourself and colleagues prior to your arrival, to make your entry and overall visit as smooth and stress-free as possible. Visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk

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A short recap

Our sponsors & exhibitors Timber Expo 2012 is set to sell out this summer, with more than 85% of the 6,000m2 already sold. International Timber/Pasquill have reaffirmed their support as Platinum sponsors, while James Latham has upgraded from Silver to Gold alongside Accsys and Lonza. Many new companies are joining the exhibitor list this year, including British Gypsum, Wallbarn, Balcas, English Woodlands Timber, Dragon Board, A&J Scott, Easi-Edge, Edward O'Riordan and Antui Sentai. Our upgraded online interactive floorplan booking system is certainly capturing the industry’s attention as we have added substantially more functionality and choice. Official show partners The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the UK SIP Association (UKSIPS), the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have signed up as official show partners for Timber Expo 2012 and discussions are taking place with several other key associations and organisations. Many of the partners are running meetings and briefing sessions in their own right for their members, but as an integral part of the main event.

Several of the buyers who took part in 2011 felt that they needed more time and would perhaps spend two days at the show this year. This will enable us to arrange even more one-to-one meetings with exhibitors, as well as providing tours of the show for the buyers themselves. The Timber Buyers Forum will double in size in 2012 with around 100 buyer companies taking part.

Topical seminar programme A comprehensive programme of seminars will run across the two days of the show in three theatres, whose design will be as much a talking point as the presentations themselves. High calibre speakers will analyse issues and trends and share technical information on topics that visitors want to hear about.

TRADA Technical Tours Led by TRADA Technology specialists offering informed commentary on technical and legislative background to product innovation for: o VIP visitors o Participants in the Timber Buyers Forum o Press visitors o Product-specific tours for general visitors TRADA & Timbmet Student Pavilion Winning model in the competition for students of Oxford Brookes School of Architecture will be displayed in the main hall along with the 15 shortlisted entries. The brief required that the pavilion could be deconstructed, transported and used as a temporary shelter for an injured marine stranded in bad weather conditions on an island.

Timber Buyers Forum This unique feature links exhibitors with major contractors, developers and clients.

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Timber Expo’s chosen charity for 2012 will be the UK Timber Trades Benevolent Society. We will be working with TTBS during the show to raise awareness and important funds for those members of the timber industry requiring help and future support. ounded in 1897, the Timber Trades Benevolent Society assists past and present members of the timber trade and their dependants. The TTBS not only assists aged and retired trade members and their dependants, but also some much younger who have fallen ill, become severely handicapped or have lost their partners and are still caring for their children.

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Jean Kloos Timber Expo was introduced to TTBS by a great friend and colleague of everyone on the Event Team and at TRADA. Jean sadly died after a short illness earlier this year. She was a familiar face across the timber industry for many years, having been a former editor of Timber Trades Journal, the first woman to be National President of TTBS and a tireless journalist, press and communications consultant for TRADA and Timber Expo. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and passionate love of timber will be sorely missed.

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The TTBS is organised on a geographical basis with nine regional committees made up of volunteers and with a UK central office located at Oulton Stone Staffordshire, where the General Manager, Ivan Savage co-ordinates the work of the Society and administers the day to day support to the Beneficiaries. “The TTBS is pleased to be working with Timber Expo in 2012,” says Ivan. “We hope that the September event is a great success, building on the excellent inaugural event in 2011. We are very grateful for the exposure that Timber Expo will give to the TTBS and the invaluable work that we do to assist the retired and sick from our industry.” The TTBS Board of Management consists of four Trustees, the national President and Vice President, the Investment Managers, Past Presidents, the General Manager and representatives from all of the nine Regional Committees. Regular assistance available to beneficiaries can include quarterly payments, purchase of TV licences,

an allowance towards telephone rental, a hamper at Christmas, payments at Christmas and in the Spring and help towards winter fuel bills. The TTBS also make individual one off grants for the replacement of domestic appliances such as cookers, refrigerators and televisions where applicants cannot fund these items from their own resources. They also assist the elderly and handicapped with contributions towards equipment for the disabled. This is often in conjunction with other organisations such as Royal British Legion, SSAFA and other charities. The TTBS also make occasional special one off grants for property repairs, towards ‘respite’ breaks and to assist with funeral costs. The TTBS would welcome additional support from any interested members of the timber trade who might wish to lend their time and effort to assist the less fortunate from their industry and to serve on any of the Regional Committees or to support the national social events. TTBS (Registered Charity No. 207734) is a Member of the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO Registered Charity No. 1118605)

For more information on the TTBS, its work and how you can get involved or contribute visit: www.ttbs.org.uk or contact: Ivan Savage TTBS General Manager Phone: 0844 892 2205 or email: info@ttbs.org.uk

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