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Everything timber: from cladding to modular homes

With only six days to go, Timber Expo is looking better than ever. Whether you're looking for CPD seminars, new innovative products on display or simply some great networking opportunities, from 10-12 October Birmingham's NEC is the place to be.

A range of international pavilions will showcase some never-seen-before innovations from around the world. The entire reach of timber applications will feature, from timber frame through to CLT, fire protection, plywood, glulam, timber cladding, SIPs, fixings and fastenings, doors and windows, mouldings, skirtings, flooring and more.

Reflecting recent events, the show will offer a series of free CPDs, bringing together leading authorities to deliver advice and guidance on key issues. These include safety and fire prevention in buildings, guidance on sprinklers, fire doors and dampening, cladding and other flammable building materials, and health & safety.

The Timber Focus Theatre will see presentations by Zaha Hadid Architects, drMM, Arup, Pier Architects and Design for Homes demonstrating how the boundaries of what is done with wood are being stretched.

We have compiled a selection of talks, panel discussions and CPD seminars for you here.

Innovation is a big theme at Timber Expo this year showcasing offsite construction solutions, modular homes, new insulation products, fire containment technology and more across various theatres. 

Not to be missed is Entwined, an innovative timber installation created by students from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association. The design deriving from extensive research on plywood composite material systems focuses on the integration of doubly curved plywood forms and tensile cables. Developped from an initial understanding of ‘tensegrity’ (or floating compression) systems and departing from a pure tensegrity through a three-dimensional structure, where doubly-curved plywood members coexist in equilibrium.

New best practice guidance for stairs and fire doors will be launched by the British Woodworking Federation: For specifiers and architects involved in the design or manufacture of stairs, the updated BWF Stair Scheme Design Guide will help make sure that the stair is compliant with relevant standards and regulations, while producing fabulous and beautiful design results. A new fire door installation guide will be presented and visitors can experience live demonstrations on correct fire door installation. BWF will be giving away a limited number of copies of its acclaimed Fire Door Best Practice Guide on the CTI Stand.

To book your free tickets and guarantee a space at your preferred seminars and workshops, visit www.timber-expo.co.uk.

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