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BRE to host first event of Grown in Britain Week 2016 | 10 October 2016 | Watford

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will host the launch of Grown in Britain Week 2016 with a conference & exhibition on Monday 10 October 2016.

The event - taking place at Garston Watford from 10 am to 3 pm - will present and demonstrate British timber in construction. It will also allow delegates to visit the Zerobills house on the Innovation Park and learning about the latest Grown in Britain timber products and thinking concerning using local timber in construction projects.

"We are delighted that BRE have agreed to host our launch event for Grown in Britain Week 2016. BRE are a world class organisation that have been one of most active founding partners for the Grown in Britain movement but they have gone above and beyond by leading on several key areas of research that have already created new markets for homegrown timber products, challenging imports and creating valuable local jobs", said Grown in Britain CEO Dougal Driver.

For more information and registration, click here.

Join the discussion on Twitter through the hashtag #GIBWeek2016.

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Scotland hosts wide range of timber in construction seminars

Architecture & Design Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Wood for Good and the Edinburgh Napier University are jointly presenting a CPD series looking at timber in construction.

The September events calendar features both one-hour lunchtime talks in Edinburgh and afternoon seminars in Glasgow. The lunchtime seminars are free, while the seminar in Glasgow has a very modest fee (£6/£4).

Summary:

21st September / 13.45 – 17.45 / Glasgow
Solid Timber Laminate Systems
Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

27th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Glulam v. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

28th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Hardwood or Modified Wood?
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

For more details and booking, visit A&DS’s website

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Timbmet Open Day | 22 September 2016 | Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

Timbmet will hold its Open Day 2016 on Thursday 22 September at its Stonehouse Depot in Gloucestershire.

During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour of the Depot and see its Panel cutting and Edge Banding facilities in action. Kronospan representatives will also be there to talk about their recent product improvements. 

Members of the Timbmet team will be on hand to discuss their range of products and answer visitors' questions about the various manufacturing services on offer, as well as the company's national distribution, delivery and collection programme. 

Local Business Managers will also be present to answer individual queries and to offer advice on the vast range of products available in the Timbmet portfolio. 

For more information and booking, it's possible to contact [email protected]

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Timber Expo unveils seminar sessions details

Timber Expo has announced details of its comprehensive seminar schedule coordinated by TRADA.

The seminar sessions - spanned over three days (18 – 20 October 2016) in the Timber Focus Theatre area - will debate a broad spectrum of industry trends and issues.

Day one of the seminar schedule will focus on pushing the boundaries of what is possible with timber and will be chaired by David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). Topics will include building timber skyscrapers, innovation and growing the timber market with speakers such as Michael Ramage, Senior University Lecturer in architectural engineering at Cambridge University and Jon Shanks, Associate Structural Engineer, Buro Happold and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath.

In the afternoon the focus will turn to skills. Led by David Campbell, Membership and Training Director at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the session will look at how the industry can attract and keep new recruits.

Day two will tackle the challenges of making it easier to specify timber. Panellists will discuss the introduction of TRADA’s new Timber Pre-Scheme Manual, how the UK’s National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) has helped get timber specifications right for major sub-contractors and what the industry can do to make it easier to specify timber. The second day will also look at timber’s role in the custom and self build market with Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk and instigator of the ‘Right to Build’ Act, which has radically changed the commercial landscape in this sector, joining the speaker line up.

The final day of seminars will explore the possibilities of hybrid construction from both an engineer’s, architect’s and CLT supplier’s perspective. Speakers from Buro Happold engineers, Bennett’s architects and KLH will draw on case studies to bring out their key points.

The other topic covered on the third day will be a look at the continuing innovation for structural timber frames and UK manufacturing with speakers including Alex Cook, Technical Project Coordinator at Barratt Developments PLC, Alastair Parvin, Co-founder of WikiHouse Foundation, Calum Murray, Director at CCG (Scotland) Ltd and Alex Goodfellow, Managing Director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

In addition to the Timber Focus Theatre there will also be a Timber Flooring Workshop. In conjunction with the Flooring Industry Training Association, top master fitters will create informative presentations covering products from all areas of contact flooring, including wood, carpet, vinyl, laminate, tools and accessories.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director for Timber Expo, said: “With the increasing demand for sustainable building methods at a faster rate of completion, the timber industry is set to see record growth over the next few years. How then can the industry position itself best to capitalise on this opportunity and promote the many benefits of timber in construction? This year’s Timber Expo is here to do just that and I’m confident that the seminar content that TRADA has so diligently put together will offer real value and deliver strategy for the future of this sector. Importantly, the show also represents the first major event following the decision to leave the EU and as such will play a role in settling any nerves within the sector.”

 

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Timber Expo 2016 grows with new exhibitors and partners

Timber Expo - the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber - is fast approaching.

The show - to take place from 18 to 20 October 2016 at Nec in Birmingham - will bring together key players from across the whole UK Timber Industry. 

Supported by a comprehensive seminar schedule coordinated by leading industry association TRADA, Timber Expo has already gained the backing of several prestigious event partners including the Structural Timber Association (STA), the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).

2016 edition exhibitors include W.Howard Group, Arch Timber Protection, Forgefix Ltd, Timbermark, Vandecasteele Houtimport, France Bois Forêt, FrenchTimber, Steico, Jagram, Hanson Plywood, Rothoblaas and many others.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director for Timber Expo, said: “As timber products play an increasingly important role in sustainable and affordable construction, Timber Expo provides the industry with a valuable platform to connect and forge new business partnerships. It’s been really encouraging to see so many industry leaders signing up to exhibit and I can’t wait to see all of the latest innovations and products they bring. Free registration is open for visitors now and we still have some space left for exhibitors so don’t miss out and get in touch soon to avoid being disappointed.”

For more information, booking enquiries and to register for free please visit www.timber-expo.co.uk or follow @TimberExpo on Twitter.

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