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Backing the low carbon campaign 26 August, 2020
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Choose Science Over Emotion
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 A science first, fact-based approach to the Fire Safety Bill is required, says Jeremy English, Södra
Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
Indonesia appreciates legality assurance value
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Indonesia’s decision not to drop obligatory export legality assurance is key to combating the illegal timber trade, writes TTF FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
Planting plans remain a priority
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
Communication is even more critical in crisis
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 Like the rest of the business community, the timber sector is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. It’s key to stay informed and keep communications channels open, says Timber Trade Federation MD Dave Hopkins
Sticking together
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Last week was a whirlwind for all companies operating in the building supplies chain, with adjustments due to the government’s announcement of restrictions on certain business operations to slow the spread of coronavirus, writes TTJ editor Stephen Powney.
United front urged to ensure safety regulations make sense
Friday, March 27, 2020 The industry must press government to ensure new rules on use of combustible materials in construction are proportionate and risk-based says Timber Decking and Cladding Association director of operations Janet Sycamore
Ban must not impact UK’s Timber Construction leadership
Friday, March 27, 2020 In making the building sector more risk averse on use of wood, new regulation on use of combustible materials in and on external walls risks turning the industry off environmentally beneficial engineered timber-based construction, says Anthony Thistleton of architects Waugh Thistleton
A new challenge
Friday, March 27, 2020 Just when we thought we had seen off the continuing uncertainty over Brexit and potential stalemate in UK politics, an unexpected challenge has raised its head. The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is starting to have an impact on the international trade of wood products.
Sourcing central to grading standards
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Source of timber origin is a key consideration in grading and machine and visual grading standards are being revised to take this more precisely into account. Dan Ridley-Ellis head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University reports

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