Jennie Ward

The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Knowledge and skills triumph with first TimberTED students
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills, according to the first group of students to graduate. The first group of TimberTED students have completed their course. The first full Timber Technology Engineering Design (Timber TED) courses began...
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CE marking to UKCA
What the UKCA delays mean for timber
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The UK government has, at the eleventh hour, delayed the date when businesses must have switched from CE marking to UKCA marking on their products. TDUK explains what this means for the timber supply chain. In December 2022, the UK Government announced it is delaying the full implementation of the...
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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023.
What lies ahead: the timber industry speaks out
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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023. Here’s what they said.       Paul Pennick, Timber Product Manager, MKM Building Supplies   Encourage more engagement with timber “Our focus as we move into 2023 is, first...
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battens
Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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New courses promote timber technology
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A new series of Timber Technology Engineering Design courses are being launched, following a successful pilot, to encourage built environment professionals to embrace designing with timber and build net zero structures.    The Timber TED courses have been developed by the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE), in...
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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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TimberTED - Sign up to new course.
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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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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