Jack Clappen

Offsite timber manufacturing
Shadow Levelling Up Minister sees benefits of offsite timber manufacturing
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Shadow Levelling Up Minister and MP for Nottingham North, Alex Norris MP, visited Donaldson Offsite’s operations in Ilkeston, Derbyshire – the UK’s largest trussed rafter and timber floor factory – this week. In his capacity as Shadow Levelling Up Minister and Vice Chair of the APPG for the Timber Industries,...
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Timber industry roadmap to net zero carbon
Net zero roadmap offers timber businesses carbon and cost savings
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A new timber industry net zero roadmap aims to accelerate the productivity, sustainability, and innovation of the sector to better meet the needs of a low-carbon world. Commissioned by Timber Development UK (TDUK) in collaboration with eleven UK timber trade associations*, the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was developed following...
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Net Zero
Net Zero Review marks positive start to 2023
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A net zero economy is the ‘growth opportunity of the 21st Century’ according to a new report from a UK Government sponsored report. Former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore MP published his Net Zero Review last Friday, putting forward a set of 129 recommendations to accelerate this shift. Key among these recommendations is...
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Timber import
Timber import patterns witnessed a considerable shift in 2022, says TDUK
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2022 witnessed a considerable shift in timber trading patterns, with the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Latvia, and China supplying significant volumes to the UK. Softwood imports from the ROI increased by 48% in 2022, overtaking supplies from both Germany and Russia. This comes despite low overall softwood volumes, with imports...
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Timber import
Average yearly timber import totals remain steady, despite steep declines in 2022, says TDUK
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Average timber import totals from 2010 to 2022 have seen steady growth, despite significant fluctuation in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics. The moving average of timber imports has increased by 2.3 million m3 since 2010, suggesting long-term stability in the timber supply chain. This can be...
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UKCA mark
UKCA Mark Update
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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities confirmed today that the UK government will extend recognition of CE Marking for construction products until 30 June 2025. On 9 December, the Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain web page was updated, stating that: “The government will continue to recognise the...
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Net Zero
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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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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Timber import
High stocks and market uncertainty reflected in timber import patterns, says TDUK
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Timber import totals fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics. Overall import volumes in the first eight months of 2022 stood at 6.8 million m3 – the lowest January to August total since 2016. Softwood import reductions are largely responsible,...
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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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