Award Winning CLT House
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Self-Supporting Part Stilt Structure Fabricated entirely from CLT (Cross Laminated Timber), the first floor walls and roof structure are self-supporting and fabricated entirely from a total of 143 panels CLT panels.

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Timber Design for Healthcare  – TRADA Case Study
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HELIX The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre is a new building with a radical concept; to explore how designers might work together with clinical practitioners in an acute general hospital to improve healthcare. A new idea, for instance, might push the boundaries of innovative technology, or save costs, or it could solve everyday healthcare problems […]

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Higher Energy Efficiency – Timber Frame for Part L  – NHBC Foundation
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Higher Energy Efficiency Requirements Although a little dated and focussed on Welsh regulatory requirements, this excellent 32 page Guide from the NHBC Foundation will be an invaluable reference for architects, house builders, and other designers. The following brief extracts are intended merely as a ‘taster’ of what the full guide provides.

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Small Developers £5B Help  Government fund to solve housing crisis
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80% Less SME Builder Developers than 1988 According to the HBF there are 80 per cent fewer small and medium sized enterprises in the industry today than in 1988. Almost worse is that prospective new entrants are confronted by a planning system that discourages entrepreneurialism.

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Smart ‘Digestive’ Bricks – ‘Living Architecture’ from Newcastle Uni
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“Nudge Nudge – WinkWink” ! This ubiquitous TV biscuit advert phrase seems well suited to introduce Newcastle Universities ‘Living Architecture’ project. Coordinated by Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University. Under the acronym ‘LIAR’, it includes experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Trento, the Spanish National Research Council; […]

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