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TDUK calls for budget action to protect net zero as recession sets in
22 February, 2023
The Construction Products Association has predicted a recession for UK construction in 2023 with output set to fall 4.7%. Private housing new build and private housing repair, maintenance and improvement – the largest and third largest construction sectors – are set to be the worst affected, with falls in these areas only partially offset by continued growth in infrastructure. Timber Development UK CEO Dave Hopkins comments.
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Building relationships
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Trussed Rafter Association is moving forward with a progressive voice and building key relationships, says TRA chairman Jonathan Fellingham
Brexit – the need to engage
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 With Brexit negotiations under way it’s more important than ever that the UK timber trade is heard by decision makers and that it engages with its European counterparts, says TTF president Keith Fryer
Flegt licensing key to tackling illegal timber
Friday, January 20, 2017 European environment commissioner Karmenu Vella congratulates the timber trade on its part in getting FLEGT-licensed timber and wood products to market, putting the EU “at the forefront of a global movement to end illegal logging”
A hardwood CLT building first
Friday, January 20, 2017 Professor Alex de Rijke, founding director of wood-loving architecture practice de Rijke Marsh Morgan — dRMM — reflects on the invention of hardwood CLT and its latest application in progress at Maggie’s Oldham
A Successful sales culture for uncertain times
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 When the economic and market outlook is unsettled and unpredictable, an informed, involved, technically competent and positive sales force is key, says Paul Black, chief executive of sales-i
Flegt licensing a legality assurance step change
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Leading independent timber and panel products distributor James Latham is preparing for its first shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber from Indonesia early in 2017. Lathams Ltd chairman and managing director Chris Sutton sees it as a major development and licensed products as a natural complement to its proactive environmental policy
The Myth of The Disappearing Forest
Friday, February 20, 2015 AHEC European Director David Venables takes issue with statements in the WWF’s latest forest campaign, and urges NGOs to work constructively with the industry
The wood we’ll need in the future
Monday, December 22, 2014 The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is making efforts to increase demand for sustainable tropical timber. Iris Tzur, communications manager, explains
A collaborative culture is key
Monday, December 22, 2014 Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, considers how the STA is supporting the government’s Construction 2025 strategy
New ‘roadmap’ for new homes
Saturday, July 12, 2014 TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott discusses the implications of the roadmap for changes to Building Regulations
A call for centralised data
Saturday, July 12, 2014 André de Boer, secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation, on the challenges of carrying out due diligence for the EUTR
EUTR impacts demand
Monday, June 16, 2014 Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, director of the Malaysian Timber Council in London, raises concerns over the EUTR’s impact on demand for tropical timber
Wood Window Alliance builds on success
Saturday, May 17, 2014 The WWA is stepping up a gear this year, with advertising campaigns aimed at homeowners and specifiers. Chairman Sean Parnaby explains
LCA highlights timber's sustainability
Monday, May 05, 2014 Wood for Good's LCA database shows timber's potential to be the primary material for sustainable manufacture and construction, says David Hopkins, Wood for Good's campaign director
Merger strengthens structural timber's voice
Saturday, April 19, 2014 The recent merger of the STA and UKSIPS will help to provide greater clarity, says STA chief executive Andrew Carpenter
The golden age of timber dawns
Saturday, March 22, 2014 The industry’s concerted and collaborative efforts to raise timber’s profile are paying off, says TTF chief executive John White
NETTA continues timber promotion
Saturday, March 08, 2014 NETTA's aim is to make timber a natural choice for designers and specifiers, says chairman James Southern
Education is vital
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Study looks at the effects of the legalisation of cannabis and tests out the widely held belief that a link exists between the consumption of high-calorie foods and the recreational use of marijuana.
EUTR impact still unknown
Saturday, February 08, 2014 The EUTR must be applied uniformly across the EU, says European Timber Trade Federation secretary-general André de Boer

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