“But I thought timber had been banned?”
Dave and Kelly explain some of the suggestions being developed. Read about a new model for mid-rise buildings, a steel exoskeleton solution and advances in steel spider connectors by Rothoblaas. The approach is to explore solutions that are constructed off-site, are highly flexible in their application and are compliant. They are also characterised by high levels of quality control.
As the authors say … “We simply can’t let this lie. It’s far too important. Both Waugh Thistleton and Whitby Wood are working hard to real-world, workable solutions — not dodges or workarounds — to keep mass timber on the drawing board and construction site.”
‘An exoskeleton and a spider’ | working with the combustibles ban
by Dave Lomax and Kelly Harrison
published by Timber Development UK
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This graphic shows an approach developed by Whitby Wood — a system for tall buildings that employs a panelised self-supporting steel frame in combination with a CLT frame …