Cladding Tag

Below is summary of the changes to the Approved Documents following the Government’s consultation on banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings. (The consultation can be found here) The changes to Approved Document B volume 2 and Approved Document...

Last week, the Government announced an amendment to part B of the building regulations which has implications for timber components of buildings in and on external walls. The regulations specify that for all residential developments above 18m, all materials in or on the external wall must...

SCA Wood's new planing mill in Tunadal was inaugurated on Wednesday 31st of October. The investment in Tunadals planing mill of 80 million SEK means increased productivity and better prerequisites for product development and innovations. The new planing mill comes with a lot of benefits, with...

Adding light and useable space to a brick Victorian semi-detatched property in a Conservation Area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, whilst providing a high level of insulation and using sustainable materials, was the challenge presented to Gresford Architects. Their solution was to become one...

From golden tans to medium red-browns and small touches of violet shades, Cumaru is a less well-known hardwood species, strong and classed as very durable. Also known as Brazillian Teak', Cumaru grows widely across South and Central America. Architects Walker Nicholas used its varied colouring to...