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TRA backs Boris to build, build, build
01 July, 2020
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major investment in construction and infrastructure to help boost economic recovery.
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Tallest timber tower project unveiled in Australia
Friday, June 26, 2020 Software giant Atlassian is to build a world-beating 40-storey hybrid timber HQ building in Sydney, Australia.
TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
New TTF report finds timber supply chain well stocked for return to construction
Friday, May 01, 2020 A new report by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has found that the UK timber supply chain is well stocked and ready to support a return to construction.
Persimmon re-opens housebuilding sites
Thursday, April 30, 2020 National housebuilder Persimmon has commenced a phased return to work, with stringent measures in place to ensure compliance with the new procedures for safe working.
Travis Perkins re-opens more branches
Thursday, April 30, 2020 UK builders merchanting giant Travis Perkins (TP) is re-opening more of its branch network to give greater support to large construction firms and subcontractors as they restart construction sites.
Further UK housebuilder – Redrow – to return to construction
Monday, April 27, 2020 Redrow is the second major national housebuilder to announce a re-opening of construction sites within the last few days.
Taylor Wimpey to re-open construction sites
Thursday, April 23, 2020 National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has announced a phased reopening of its construction sites in England and Wales, beginning on May 4.
ETTF and EOS take stock of Covid-19 impact on European timber industry
Monday, April 20, 2020 Construction sectors in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia have been performing better than the UK, Spain, Italy and France during the coronavirus crisis, says the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).
Moen Wood makes inroads in Japan construction market
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 A design for fire-proof wooden structures is making increasing inroads in Japan’s construction industry, according to newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.
Combustibles ban consultation period extended until May 25
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 The UK government has extended the consultation period for the review on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings (including attachments) until May 25.
Nordic sawmillers reduce production in response to reduced UK demand
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Several key Nordic softwood sawmillers have implemented production cutbacks in response to reduced UK demand for sawn timber.
Merchants look for clarification after latest Government coronavirus statement
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Builders merchants and DIY stores are currently assessing their positions following the government’s latest coronavirus update which seems to keep the door open for their continued operation.
Regional UK building contractor in administration
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Bardsley Construction Limited and Bardsley Construction Holdings Limited have gone into administration.
US housing industry stats looking more positive
Friday, December 20, 2019 The rate of housebuilding permits issued in the US has reached its most healthy position for five years.
Trussed Rafter Association urges new government to deliver on housing promises
Friday, December 13, 2019 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has urged the newly elected Conservative majority government to deliver on the housebuilding promises it made during the election campaign.
Wood’s strong showing in international architecture awards
Monday, December 09, 2019 Some inspiring international projects utilising wood have been highlighted in The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2019.
CTI welcomes political parties’ housing pledges
Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed recent housing pledges made by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, and calls for these homes to be built using low carbon materials.
Wood Awards top prize goes to house made from cork
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 The Cork House in Berkshire has scooped the Gold Award in this year’s Wood Awards.

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