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Kerto and Glulam; Aesthetic interior

METSA WOOD’s Kerto and Glulam have recently been utilised in the design of the new Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York. Glulam was used for the curved roof beams of the hub, which span across the building’s ‘grand hall’ and Kerto was specified for the roof covering. Made from Nordic premium spruce, Glulam is an individually designed wood ...

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Endura Pro; Affordable shuttering family

METSÄ WOOD, previously Finnforest, has launched a “new generation” plywood product family, intended to increase architectural quality and improve margins for concrete formwork construction. Claimed to be cost-efficient panel options, Endura Pro, Endura and FastForm are now available for various shuttering and special formwork applications, as well as for the concrete element industry and construction sites using loose panel formwork. ...

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More living space

METSÄ WOOD (formerly Finnforest) will be showcasing a number of new developments on its stand, including the launch of its new timber cassette FinnRoof system. Visitors to the stand will be able to view the new system, which is a complete timber roof cassette solution, pre-fabricated and fully insulated offsite. The key benefits of the system, says the firm, are ...

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Alternative deck

Low-slip deck board from FINNFOREST has been used extensively to provide a sure all-weather footing, says the firm, for around 28 million visitors at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. WalkSure is a pressure-treated softwood deck board with a rubber surface designed for low-slip, low maintenance and high durability. Available in seven colours, the result is an attractive alternative to ...

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In the green zone

The Kingswood School Sports Pavilion in Bath has recently undergone an ‘eco refurbishment’ and extension, which included Batterham Matthews Design making use of FINNFOREsT’s Leno cross-laminated timber panels in its roof. The panels were specified to not only help meet the environmental requirements, but also to offer high strength and an attractive finish, as it would be exposed. George Batterham ...

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Low-slip deck board goes on trial

WalkSure, FINNFOREST’s low-slip deck board, is currently being trialled at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire for eight months to prove that it provides a safer environment for visitors, and for ramps in particular. The theme park had tried a number of solutions over the years, but struggled to find an appropriate product. Daryl Bartles, carpenter at the park, commented: ...

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Acoustic Services

A new development of service accommodation at Catterick Garrison features the use of FINNFOREST’s Soundbar system, chosen to create the acoustic separation between the intermediate floor levels. The project architect for Croft Goode, Adam Scott, commented on the specification choice: “We specified The Soundbar system E-FT-4 for this MOD accommodation project, having previously used it on two extra care developments ...

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Child-friendly

FINNFOREST’s low-slip deck board, WalkSure, has been specified at Parc Eglos Primary School in Helston, Cornwall, and is said to have provided the perfect solution, combining aesthetics and safety. Child-friendly WalkSure combines EPDM rubber with pressure-treated softwood in a single deck board, resulting in a safe low slip surface in both wet and dry conditions. It is also less abrasive ...

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Grassy deck for Flower Show

This year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show featured a night garden which was constructed using FINNFOREST’s Grassedeck deck boards. Grassedeck is designed to be a long lasting, hardwearing and easily-maintained decking. Also, the timber is kiln-dried to reduce moisture and resin content, increasing durability and making the wood more stable. The boards are unconventional, in that they replicate the appearance ...

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Engineering six ‘Parasols’ in Seville

FINNFOREST was chosen to provide engineered timber for the Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, one of the world’s largest timber buildings designed by architect Jürgen Mayer H. Use of high-load bearing Finnforest Kerto LVL helped construct the building’s six “parasols,” enabling the construction to reach a height of 28 metres and covering a surface area of over 11,000 m2. The ...

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