News > Scotland

Want beautiful, sustainable and safe buildings? Use wood | Rowan Moore

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

After Grenfell, the reluctance to utilise timber in new constructions is understandable, but misguided and the government should reconsider its ban You don't have to be an expert in construction to know that wood burns. You might also recall that parts of London were destroyed in the Great Fire because they were made largely of wood, after which they were rebuilt in brick and stone. So it will seem a reasonable reaction to the Grenfell disaster that the government banned timber from the exterior of residential buildings more than 18 metres high. This ban started in 2018, with the promise...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Scotland      Review      Beauty      England      Wales      Expert      Hotel      Architecture      Planning policy      Grenfell Tower inquiry      UK news      Art and design      Culture      Politics      Green building      Construction industry      Business      Environment      Grenfell Tower fire  


"Several" US Navy sailors are being treated for injuries after ship catches...

"Several" US Navy sailors are being treated for injuries after ship catches fire at San Diego Naval Base

Several US Navy sailors are injured after a fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard docked in Naval Base San Diego, California, on Sunday afternoon. The LHD-6, an... Read more ...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays after UK leaves EU

'The UK's new start: let's get going' adverts, part of a £93 million campaign, will be launched by the Government on television, radio and online, with information also sent to... Read more ...

South Africa bans sale of alcohol AGAIN and reinstates night time curfew

South Africa bans sale of alcohol AGAIN and reinstates night time curfew

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more... Read more ...

Pub bosses install ELECTRIC FENCE at the bar to keep punters socially distanced

Pub bosses install ELECTRIC FENCE at the bar to keep punters socially distanced

Staff at The Star Innin St Just, Cornwall, installed an electric fence to protect staff. Landlord Johnny McFadden says the normally switched off fence is used to shock locals... Read more ...

21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after teenager was stabbed...

21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after teenager was stabbed to death in east London

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for stabbing a teenager to death in east London on Friday. Police officers were called to an near Crossharbour DLR station in Poplar at... Read more ...

Marlborough racing tips and best bets for Monday July 13

Marlborough racing tips and best bets for Monday July 13

Read more ...

Education Secretary Betsy Devos says it should be 'the rule' to return...

Education Secretary Betsy Devos says it should be 'the rule' to return students to classrooms in the fall

Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration's position on opening schools in the fall amid the US' ongoing record spike in cases of the... Read more ...

Irish PM Micheal Martin calls for 'urgent' progress in Brexit trade talks

Irish PM Micheal Martin calls for 'urgent' progress in Brexit trade talks

Micheal Martin, who recently took over from Leo Varadkar, said there had been 'some progress' but called for an 'injection of momentum'. Read more ...

San Francisco tech CEO behind racist tirade at Asian family resigns

San Francisco tech CEO behind racist tirade at Asian family resigns

British CEO Michael Lofthouse, 37, has stepped down as CEO of San Francisco- based company Solid8 following his racist rant at an Asian family. He will enroll in an anti-racist... Read more ...

Labour boycotts Facebook for a month over race content

Labour boycotts Facebook for a month over race content

Labour has dropped all Facebook advertising in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it has a 'duty to stop the spread of hate'. Read more ...