Projects and case studies featuring structural elements on BUILDING DESIGN. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Metsä Wood UK: Lightweight Kerto timber components for tennis club roof
    Lightweight Kerto timber components for tennis club roof
    Metsä Wood UK
    A range of Kerto LVL timber products were used to create a lightweight and acoustic roof during the building of the the Racquet Centre sports complex of the Hurlingham Club in Fulham. The sports hall is 35m wide and 55m long...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Finnjoist® I-beams for an NHS Nightingale hospital
    Finnjoist® I-beams for an NHS Nightingale hospital
    Metsä Wood UK
    Metsä Wood UK produced over 43,000 linear metres of Finnjoist® I-beams to be used as part of the structure for a new NHS Nightingale hospital in Swansea Bay, Wales. Typically used in floor construction, Finnjoist I-beams are...
  • Construction Specialties: Custom expansion joint for glass walkways
    Custom expansion joint for glass walkways
    Construction Specialties
    CS designed a custom expansion joint cover to meet the movement needs of the glass walkways at the Bristol Life Sciences building at Bristol University. A central atrium connects two separate blocks of the building with...
  • H+H UK: Celcon building elements used by Barratt Homes
    Celcon building elements used by Barratt Homes
    H+H UK
    The SIG I-House System, based on the storey-high aircrete panels, delivers a complete house shell with weathertight roof and wrapped in insulation in just one week and is the result of a unique collaboration between H+H and...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Innovative temporary building made from Kerto LVL timber
    Innovative temporary building made from Kerto LVL timber
    Metsä Wood UK
    Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) was used to create an innovative temporary wooden building for a historic marketplace in Stockholm where the entire offering of the old market would be maintained under one roof.
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä Wood Form used in formwork for residential complex
    Metsä Wood Form used in formwork for residential complex
    Metsä Wood UK
    NOE-Schaltechnik has used birch plywood from Metsä Wood in its concrete formwork systems for decades. The German formwork expert is very happy with the quality-price ratios the strong birch plywood panels provide. Metsä...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Flame-retardant flooring solution for student halls
    Flame-retardant flooring solution for student halls
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    The Edge, a large student accommodation building in Liverpool, includes 231 en-suite rooms, two penthouse suites, an on-site gym, a launderette and a private residence courtyard. Bardsley Construction worked with timber...
  • Ecochoice: Ekki timber beams for dry docks in Swansea
    Ekki timber beams for dry docks in Swansea
    Ecochoice
    Ecochoice supplied Ekki wooden beams for the dry docks in Swansea. The dry docks needed new sluice paddles to ensure their boat refurbishing area could continue to work for many years to come. The old paddles were made of...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Kerto® LVL timber for Waterside Lodges, Center Parcs
    Kerto® LVL timber for Waterside Lodges, Center Parcs
    Metsä Wood UK
    Completed in 2018, Waterside Lodges is an award-winning project at Center Parcs in Elveden Forest. The project makes extensive use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) from Metsä Wood, which provides high strength and...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Building D(emountable) with Kerto® LVL
    Building D(emountable) with Kerto® LVL
    Metsä Wood UK
    Architects cepezed in the Netherlands wanted to build a four-storey office building that could be moved to another location. The end-result, Building D(emountable), is a hybrid structure that combines a steel structure with...
  • Construction Specialties: Expansion joints - Banbury station multi-storey car park
    Expansion joints - Banbury station multi-storey car park
    Construction Specialties
    As part of a £10million investment by the Department of Transport, a new multi-storey car park has been completed at Banbury train station, offering passengers improved access. To meet the demanding structural movement...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Engineered LVL timber rafters for sports complex
    Engineered LVL timber rafters for sports complex
    Metsä Wood UK
    A sports complex for Clamart in France includes a gym, a track and field area, and a tennis court, all within one floor. The complex is shaped to follow the curves of the landscape and the innovative use of Kerto® LVL...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Fast build of showcase visitor centre in engineered wood
    Fast build of showcase visitor centre in engineered wood
    Metsä Wood UK
    Metsä Group’s visitor centre in Äänekoski, Central Finland, is a prime example of fast construction using engineered wood. The schedule was extremely tight, but the building project was completed quickly within 7 months,...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Kerto LVL used in an undulating wooden roof structure
    Kerto LVL used in an undulating wooden roof structure
    Metsä Wood UK
    Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) was used in the construction of part of the prefabricated roof at the new Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience in Craigellachie, Speyside in Scotland. Five domes covered with a...
  • Construction Specialties: Expansion joint covers – Bolton Interchange Bus Station
    Expansion joint covers – Bolton Interchange Bus Station
    Construction Specialties
    Bolton’s newly configured transport hub supports a wider regeneration of the town centre, combining bus services, cycle storage and shop-mobility facilities with retail and office space. A range of CS Allway expansion joint...