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Council homes building boost is a victory, says FMB
05 October, 2018
The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
Monday, September 24, 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Real uplift in July new home registrations with NHBC
Friday, September 07, 2018 New figures from NHBC have revealed that more than 15,800 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in July, a 35% increase on the same month last year.
Report backs further moves towards off-site construction
Monday, July 23, 2018 An important House of Lords report has backed greater use of offsite construction (OSM), declaring that the UK construction sector’s business models are “no longer appropriate”.
Pasquill wins environment award
Thursday, June 14, 2018 UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
Construction figures show dip
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
TRA in project-led refocus
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) continues to grow in influence and membership. But, operating in a competitive, ever-evolving industry, it can’t afford to be complacent, hence the need for a fundamental shift in its operation and structure.
Hardwood CLT structure to star at London Design Festival
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion in central London for the London Design Festival.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Scotframe moves to target more English self-build business
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Scotframe has launched a permanent showroom and sales office at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.
DTE in Hundegger investment
Thursday, May 17, 2018 DTE Ltd has installed a Hundegger Turbo Drive for processing Truss components at its facility in Ashford, Kent.
Sodra timber build subsidiary in landmark UK smart build project
Monday, May 14, 2018 Södra’s timber building subsidiary is supplying the UK’s first smart home housing development.
UK construction output falls 2.7% in Q1
Monday, May 14, 2018 Office for National Statistics figures show that UK construction output decreased 2.7% in the first quarter of 2018.
Homebuilding & Renovating Show continues growth
Friday, May 11, 2018 The Homebuilding & Renovating Show has reported visitor number growth of over 16% in last five years.
SR Timber launches Service Charter
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 East Midlands-based SR Timber has launched a Service Charter in what trading director Shaun Revil describes as “a coming of age” for the company.
Inquiry into off-site construction advantages continues
Monday, April 23, 2018 Housebuilders and engineering experts will be speaking at the next stage of a parliamentary inquiry investigating off-site manufacture for construction.
Building product sales up in February
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Fire Door Safety Week wins Safety and Health Excellence award
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Fire Door Safety Week 2017 has won Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards.
£100k awarded to innovative timber construction systems
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.

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