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Nottingham University wins TTJ Ecobuild award with International Timber support
Nottingham University's H.O.U.S.E timber-based building project won the inaugural TTJ/Timber & Sustainable Building Timber at Ecobuild prize.
The Nottingham H.O.U.S.E, which features 'Thermowood' radiata pine external cladding and maple handrails from International Timber and closed panel timber frame structure from fellow group company Pasquill, beat off stiff competition to take the award, which was presented by TTJ editor Mike Jeffree to Stuart McKill, Managing Director of Pasquill, Professor Mark Gillott and members of the student team.
Judges described the stand as a vibrant and pivotal display for timber and wood products, commenting that the student architects and engineers manning the attraction were some of the best ambassador’s timber and timber building could have. In addition, they said the partnership between academia and the timber building products businesses displayed by the project were ‘truly inspirational’.
Tony Miles, Managing Director of International Timber, which supplied the Stellac heat-treated radiata pine cladding, decking, planters and maple handrail, said working with the university was illuminating for both sides.
“We were in regular dialogue to advise and help them get a better understanding of the materials and products,” he said. “It was a great learning process for the students and interesting to see how they perceived wood as a modern, high-performance material.”
International Timber is part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution’s Timber Group.