View more on these topics

Timber Frame Association creates practice guide

The UK Timber Frame Association has published the first Code of Practice for Engineered Wood Products.

The guide is for designers, developers, architects and specifiers who are considering using EWP for residential construction in the UK.

This guide will be of particular interest to all those looking to invest in eco-homes and zero-carbon emitting homes which will be primarily wood based, improving insulation and environmental impact.

The code discusses the range of engineered wood products that are available to the designer and provides generic guidance on good structural design and detailing practice.

It explains the correct specification, design and detailing of all products.

The first edition of the Code of Practice deals with materials, design and workmanship for EWP when used in floor construction.

Future editions will cover roof and wall construction.

Bryan Woodley, chief executive of the UKTFA, says: “Engineered wood products have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years among new home designers and developers. Capable of long clear spans, they provide increased design flexibility, and when installed correctly tend to reduce snagging and call backs.

“Builders like their ease of use and home buyers enjoy flatter, quieter floors.”

Recommended

FSCP urges FSA to end commission payments to advisers

The Financial Services Consumer Panel has urged the Financial Services Authority to end commission payments to advisers to avoid future mis-selling scandals.John Howard, chairman of the FSCP, says: “Establishing a new system of paying for advice could prove to be the most important development in financial services since the FSA was created.”The FSA is considering […]

MS Online readers want the plug pulled on HIPs

Despite protests from the Association of Home Information Pack Providers and Whitehall, the mortgage industry is still hostile to HIPs.A massive 86% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers believe the government should pull the plug on the packs.This week, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Has the government spent too much on advertising HIPs?” Q: Should the government pull […]

Click signs up ex-NASA man

Click has taken on former NASA researcher Trevor Tsang as its web development manager. Tsang joined Click recently from eGov Monitor, the firm he co-founded. After gaining his PhD in remote sensing from University College London in 1997, Tsang worked for NASA, helping develop its EOS Terra satellite programme.

DB Mortgages enhances online proposition

DB Mortgages has changed its website to enable brokers to access it directly through their preferred network or club. The changes to the online proposition will have particular emphasis on both the broker and packager, and allow instant online Key Facts Illustrations, decision In principles, online application submission and case tracking. There are a number […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up