Timber’s future remains bright despite turbulent times

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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The transition from CE to UKCA marking
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UKCA marking is a topic we have been following closely since shortly after Brexit; when the UK Government announced it would not continue to use European CE marking but would instead develop its own new UK Conformity Assured UKCA mark.  This new UKCA mark will be used for many different...
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No more choppy water?
No more choppy water?
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David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK, says the future looks bright for the timber industry in 2022.
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