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Davies, I. (2016). Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition). Forestry Commission
Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. Sustainable construction timber has been written to help buildin...
Davies, I. Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications. (Thesis)
This thesis describes the development of technical guidance on timber facade design.
The study involved a state-of-the-art review; an exposure trial of external cladding
Davies, I. (2010). Sustainable Construction Timber
Amended First edition.
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
The Research Funding Council of Norway
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Project is to carry out a one year data-logged exposure trial of the weathering performance of external timber cladding made from the company's newly developed timber system.
Davies, I., & Watt, G. (2004). Making the grade – a guide to appearance grading UK hardwoods. (CD-ROM). Forestry Commission, Welsh Development Agency, Northern Ireland Forest Service,Scottish enterprise, Scottish Forestry Trust,
CD-ROM of published report.
Davies, I. & Watt, G. (2003). Making the grade – a guide to appearance grading UK hardwoods
Davies, I., Walker, B., & Pendlebury, J. (2002). Timber Cladding in Scotland. Highland Birchwoods, Scottish Executive,
The study outlines the development of timber cladding in Scotland, describes timber clad buildings in Scotland, and provides practical information on the use of timber claddin...
Davies, I., Pendlebury, J. & Worrell, R. (2001). Prospects for native timber utilisation in the Scottish Highlands: a discussion document
Davies, I., Burns, B. & Nelson, D. (2001). Production and marketing of Scottish hardwood flooring
Davies, I. (2015). Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding. Energy Procedia, 78, 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.137
This paper reviews the background to, and development of, new British Standards for external timber cladding. The standards are being produced because timber has become a wide...
Davies, I., Fairfield, C. A., Stupart, A., & Wilson, P. (2012). Moisture conditions in timber cladding: field trial data for Sitka spruce. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 165, 263-278. https://doi.org/10.1680/coma.11.00033
Exposure trials on timber cladding are valuable for informing facade designers. This paper describes a trial using Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Sitka spruce is the only UK...
Davies, I., Fairfield, C. A., Stupart, A. & Wood, J. (2012). External timber cladding: design and performance. The structural engineer : journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers. 90, 46-53. ISSN 1466-5123
Exposure trials on timber cladding are valuable sources of information for façade designers. Key material, fire, and structural issues affecting timber cladding design are ass...
MacDonald, E., Cooper, G., Davies, I. & Freke, B. (2011). Scots pine timber: current utilisation and future market prospects in Scotland. Scottish forestry. 62, 12-21. ISSN 0036-9217
Davies, I., & Wood, J. (2009). Exterior timber cladding: design, installation and performance. Arcamedia
Designing timber facades presents technical challenges such as durability, weathering, dimensional change, corrosion, wind resistance and fire safety demand high standard prac...
Jones, D., Davies, I., Sharphouse, P., & Suttie, E. (2013). Grading UK grown larch for durability. IRG/WP 13-10808. In Proceedings 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on wood Protection
This paper reports on a joint study by BRE, the Forest Products Research Institute and TRADA Technology into the feasibility of grading UK grown larch to maximise its natural ...
Davies, I. (2013). BS 8605-1:2012 External timber cladding – Part 1: Method of specifying
This part of BS 8605 was prepared by BSI Panel B/543/-/2, under the authority of Technical Committee B/543. Edinburgh Napier University are represented on these committees and...
Building Research Establishment Ltd
To design and install a new sawmill on a newly site and embed robust manufacturing techniques to improve throughput, productivity and yield in the processing of timber. To develop high value engineere...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...