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The winning Gateway

30 May 2017
An innovative modular design that uses a series of reconfigurable hexagonal shapes has scooped the top prize in this year’s TRADA Student Design Competition. The team of four students from the University of Edinburgh impressed the judges with a design they said “demonstrated the most complete consideration of all aspects, from design through to how the building would be constructed and deconstructed”.

Deadline approaching for research award

25 April 2017
Any students who’ve conducted groundbreaking work into timber and its properties have until June 30th to get their entries in to this year’s TTJ award for Innovative University Timber Research.

Private housing fuelling construction growth

24 April 2017
Private house building and growth in infrastructure activity are fuelling growth in construction output, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA), offsetting declines in commercial offices, retail and industrial factories.

Students working on ‘floating compression’ design

23 April 2017
Students from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture are once again developing an innovative timber pavilion for Timber Expo 2017, co-ordinated by TRADA.

Updates to Timber Preservatives WIS

21 April 2017
Changes have been made to TRADA’s Wood Information Sheet Preservative treatment for timber – a guide to specification to reflect updates to standards BS EN 335 and BS EN 350.
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Timber frame buildings and panels

Oregon Timber Frame Ltd

Portland Buildings
Dunsdale Road
Selkirk
Scottish Borders
TD7 5EB

t: 01750 724940

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Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

S R Timber

Nunn Brook Road
Huthwaite
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 2HU

t: 01623 446800

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Internal doors and doorsets

Vicaima Doors

Marlowe Avenue
Greenbridge Industrial Estate
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN3 3JF

t: 01793 532333

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