Timber Works

Experts from the structural timber sector will come together on 6 November 2019 in London to address timber’s use in the construction industry as a versatile and natural material undergoing a contemporary design resurgence. Timber Talks will shine a spotlight on the ‘best of the best’ in structural timber...

“Sustainable timber at the heart of good design.” Entries for this autumn’s RIBA’s Stirling Prize have underlined architects’ determination to mainstream sustainable design principles, from materials choice through to the whole life environmental impacts of buildings.  Adding further impetus to this climate-commendable trend, we have added our...

HNC Construction students enjoy unique opportunity HNC Construction students from Gloucestershire College joined Nicks Timber customers and industry representatives for the latest TTF #TimberWorks visit on Friday 4th October.  Picture Credit: Simon Ward Photography Starting at the National Trust Coleshill & Buscott estate in Oxfordshire, contractors Snape Construction...

The London Design Fair, 18–22 September, saw Swedish designers showcase their designs in the temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine. The pavilion is the work of architectural practice Förstberg Ling, in collaboration with Svensk Form Syd – Form/Design Center and the industry organisation Swedish Wood. The...

Timber design and construction is set to dominate the Midlands this autumn. WoodFest Midlands features conferences, exhibitions, site visits, seminars, CPDs, design challenges and debates to celebrate the use of timber in construction. Organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good, WoodFest is a series of events designed to bring together architects...

London’s top cultural leaders collaborate with influential designers to create a ‘legacy’ piece in American red oak for London Design Festival. In May of 2019 Sir John Sorrell CBE, Chairman of London Design Festival, invited leaders of London’s cultural institutions to collaborate with some of Europe’s most exciting designers...

A new art film and installation exploring the role of the timber industry as custodian of our forests Seed Store at Alice Holt Seed Extractory, © Amanda Loomes Developed as part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations, The Custody Code by Amanda Loomes is a new art film which delves...