Wood Awards 2022 Winners Announced

Wood Awards 2022 Winners Announced
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University of Cambridge’s ‘Homerton College Dining Hall’ is the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the Wood Awards in a ceremony yesterday evening. Elegant and impressive, the dining hall was praised by the judges for how it celebrates the integrity and inherent beauty of its...
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Good governance the key to reverse forest loss and degradation
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The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP27 took place in Egypt this month, marking another important milestone in our fight against climate change. COP27 seeks to accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance. As we saw in Glasgow last...
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#TDChallenge23
In it together – a panel on climate responsive retrofit
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With presentations by three leading retrofit advocates, a recent webinar hosted by TDUK University Design Challenge 2023 offered insights into climate-responsive retrofit from the perspectives of an architect, engineer and landscape architect. Despite its critical importance, retrofit is not, yet, common practice – and is likely to be one of...
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UKCA Mark Update
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The UK Government has announced the deadline for when businesses need to use the UKCA mark has been extended until 31 December 2024. However, please be advised this currently does not extend to construction products. Construction products come under specific rules, which have not yet been amended. On 14 November,...
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Excitement builds for Wood Awards following ‘live’ session
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Around 40 built environment professionals were treated to a special evening session with talks exploring three of the shortlisted entries to the Wood Awards, as momentum builds towards the Ceremony on 23 November. Each of the evening’s projects came from the commercial section of the Wood Awards and made use...
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Timber’s future remains bright despite turbulent times
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More than 130 industry leaders came together yesterday to discuss the state of the timber trade at Timber Development’s UK’s (TDUK) Global Market Conference – in what is the most important event in the calendar year for timber suppliers. While speakers warned of stormy weather amidst gloomy economic projections for...
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Raise awareness of timber’s sustainability benefits
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More timber must be used in construction projects to help create a net-zero carbon construction supply chain, says a recent report from the Environmental Audit Committee. TDUK’s David Hopkins explains how timber merchants and the wider supply chain can unite to make this goal a reality. A new report from...
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Standards matter when selling roofing battens
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Roofing battens are a safety critical building material subject to strict grading and quality requirements. Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins explains why it’s so important to stick to the quality standards when selling, specifying and purchasing these products. Roofing battens are the strips of wood that you will find...
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Make the most of our timber knowledge
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Knowledge is the most powerful weapon that any company can have at its disposal – and that’s especially true for builders’ and timber merchants. Timber Development UK’s David Hopkins reveals the latest educational resources available to timber and builders’ merchants. The merger of the Timber Trade Federation and the Timber...
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Wood Awards Exhibition at the Building Centre
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A free exhibition featuring the thirty-two shortlisted projects for this year’s Wood Awards will be on display at the Building Centre in London, from 31 October – 10 December 2022. Showcasing a stunning array of British architecture and design using wood, this special exhibit will feature building models from 14...
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