There is, rightly, a continuing trend towards sustainability and sustainable design being spearheaded by forward-thinking architects and designers and building product manufacturers all keen to minimise waste in the construction industry.

Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK, provides an insight into what different wood finishes can achieve – both visually and practically.

Buildings are static. They serve the purpose they have been designed for. But when cities grow and the needs of the community change, this becomes a problem. Modular construction with engineered wood products like Kerto LVL are the solution, because they enable adaptable, sustainable and cost competitive designs. It is time to provide solutions to the changing needs of our cities. Time to create an urban adaptation.

Justin Hayward, Technical Timber Manager at Lathams, explores the versatility of engineered wood and its increasing popularity in both contemporary and heritage projects.

With the world still in the grip of COVID-19, the built environment is having to respond. While lockdown is easing, it is being done on the condition that social distancing and hygiene are top of the agenda for individuals and businesses. This means changes to the places we work, shop and relax; changes that are likely to remain until next year at least.

Polyx®-Oil from Osmo UK is a premium wood finish guaranteed to keep wooden surfaces in top condition. Ideal for solid, engineered or laminate wood, it is a high quality, water-repellent and tread-resistant wood finish based on natural ingredients. Available in a glossy, satin, semi-matt and matt finishes, the Polyx®-Oil range offers the highest coverage of any oil on the market - a 2.5 litre can cover approximately 30m² with two coats.

A 400m-long boardwalk on Australia’s iconic Sunshine Coast has reopened to the public having undergone substantial refurbishment.

Europe market-leading wood flooring manufacturer Kährs Group have introduced a range of new flooring designs during Munich’s BAU show in January. Innovative wood designs for 2019 were presented, including reclaimed-themed designs, ultra matt wood floors and a brand new ‘Boardwalk’ collection of modern rustic wood floors. However, stealing the show was the Group’s exciting launch of an entirely new product category - Kährs Luxury Tiles.

When space is a premium, it’s imperative to utilise each square metre to its absolute best. Situated in North and West London, two separate residential apartments received the Surface 360 touch by turning their shabby looks, into a contemporary refurbishment to be proud of.

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