Embodied Carbon Bill stumbles at second reading

Embodied Carbon Bill stumbles at second reading
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Last Friday saw the second reading of the Carbon Emissions (Buildings) Bill, a Private Member’s Bill being sponsored by Jerome Mayhew, MP for Broadland and a member of the influential Environmental Audit Select Committee. This motion aimed to ensure that whole-life carbon emissions are reported upon construction and that legal...
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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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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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‘An exoskeleton and a spider’ | working with the combustibles ban
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Dave Lomax from Waugh Thistleton Architects and Kelly Harrison from Whitby Wood consider the implications of recent fire safety regulations for mass timber construction.
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Is Integrated Project Insurance the key to conflict-free construction projects?
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Louise Lado-Byrnes of IPInitiatives explains how her team is pioneering a new approach to the management of risk in construction projects. The Government’s Construction Playbook and the Building Safety Act, created following the Grenfell Tower disaster, are bringing major changes to the construction industry. There is increasing consensus that we...
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The Building Safety Act: what do you need to know?
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After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It is intended to “create lasting generational change” to the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK following the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, while protecting the rights of leaseholders....
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Updating members of countries becoming at risk: Ukraine
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On December 9, 2020, the EU Commission issued a joint-enforcement position on Ukraine with the following conclusion: Conclusions of the Competent Authorities for the implementation of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) on the application of Articles 4(2) and 6 of the EUTR to timber imports from Ukraine stating that Sourcing timber and...
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Use of structural timber permitted in buildings up to 18 metres
Use of structural timber permitted in buildings up to 18 metres
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Update to Approved Document B: Structural timber has been officially permitted for use in the external walls of all buildings up to 18 metres.
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Understanding how packaging regulations apply to the timber trade
Understanding how packaging regulations apply to the timber trade
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Packaging is an important component for the safe transport of products, including timber, yet it is also a major contributor to waste production in the UK.
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