Timber Policy

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Timber Policy
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Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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Designing Timber 5
Designing Timber | Issue 05
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Fifth edition of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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Lightweight Timber Frame Construction
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As a renewable resource, lightweight timber frame has lower embodied energy than comparable building materials. It also achieves excellent thermal and acoustic performance, and high durability.
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Offsite Timber Construction
Modern Methods and Offsite Timber Construction
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Modern methods of construction focus on offsite construction techniques, including factory production and pre-assembly of components, to build faster and more efficiently than traditional construction approaches.
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Timber Construction in Flood Prone Sites
Timber Construction in Flood Prone Sites
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Timber construction must be adapted for maximum resilience in areas where flooding is likely.
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Building Regulations
Building Regulations
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Building regulations are statutory instruments designed to protect people’s safety, health, and welfare. They also set minimum standards for accessibility, water and energy usage, and security.
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Roof battens
Roof Battens
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Roof battens, or tiling battens, are a key element of slated and tiled roofs. They provide a secure fixing point for tiles or slates, and must be able to carry that weight as well as the forces caused by wind and snow. They may also provide a foothold for the...
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Sole Plates
Sole Plates
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Sole plates are a critical component of timber frame construction because they provide the interface between a sub-structure and the timber frame superstructure.
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Trussed Rafters
Trussed Rafters
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Trussed rafters (or roof trusses) are engineered, prefabricated structural components manufactured using a combination of structural strength‐graded timber members, connected with punched-metal plate connectors.
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