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What's new in timber

Gaia Architects’ Acharacle Primary School in Ardnamurchan, Scotland, pioneered the use of Brettstapel construction in the UK


This month’s overview focuses on recent changes to EU Timber Regulation. We also take a look at what is being done to encourage the use of home-grown timber, and a number of recent product developments that have come out of this.


Hewitt Studios Hereford Arts Space

Costs: Timber

See the wood from the trees… Here, Neil Barnett, head of resource data of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for timber structural members, first and second fix elements.

Simon Gill Architects Fishing Lodge

Products: Fishing Lodge

A selection of the products used in Simon Gill Architects’ Bulgarian Fishing Lodge

Hewitt Studios Hereford Arts Space

Products: The Arts Space

A selection of the products used in Hewitt Studios’ Arts Space in Hereford


Modified wood products

Wood modification is becoming an ever-more popular method of enhancing the natural properties of timber. Recent years have seen an increase in productsemerging on the market with the majority coming from Northern Europe.