Jennie Ward

A return to more stable trade in 2023
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The timber industry is returning to a period of stability compared with recent years, the latest import statistics suggest. Yet wider construction industry forecasts suggest a sharp decline in output is coming. TDUK reports on what this means for the different timber sectors. It is rare for the majority of...
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architype cladding
Does timber cladding have thermal insulation or sound proofing properties?
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While timber cladding has many benefits, it’s a common misconception that it adds to the thermal insulation value (U-value) of a building, keeping more heat in and lowering energy bills. The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is keen to refute this myth and raise awareness across the industry to...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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DHH Panel Products gets new look
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DHH Panel Products, a specialist supplier of wood-based panel products with a strong reputation in Birch plywood, has announced a new brand and the launch of a new website. The rebranding from DHH Timber to DHH Panel Products signifies a milestone for the company as the next generation takes the...
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Sets offer easy ways to panel a wall
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MDF profile manufacturer W.Howard has launched two Wall Panelling Sets – Slatted and Shaker – as part of its expanding Wall Panelling range. The Oak Slatted Wall Panelling Set enables the user to add a slatted screen feature wall to any room. Each set contains eight slats, which together can...
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net zero carbon homes
The Crown Estate launches demonstration projects to trial net zero carbon homes
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The Crown Estate is launching two pilot housing projects to test different approaches to building net zero homes. The projects have been identified to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering industry-leading net zero housing developments. Both will draw on best practice in sustainable design and construction and encourage innovation...
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Thousands of trees to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
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Thousands of trees are set to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, with a new government fund celebrating His Majesty’s passion for the environment. The £2.5 million fund will enable local authorities to create green spaces and connect communities with nature as a permanent...
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timber development uk awards
Recognising excellence in timber
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Timber Development UK has launched the TDUK Awards to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by individuals and companies across the timber sector. Could you be among our first winners? There are many individuals and companies within our membership whose names might run under the surface, but whose contributions stand tall....
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Making preservative-treated timber last longer
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The Wood Protection Association explains why cross-cut treated wood products must have their cut ends treated to maintain their integrity and durability.  Preservative treated, softwood construction components such as Pine or Spruce have been through a factory controlled, industrial treatment process. This results in the timber having an effective barrier...
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Upskill your staff on the use and benefits of timber in building
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Are you a TDUK member who wants to upskill your staff? Would you like to help build a cross-sector network of architects, engineers and project managers all working together to promote the use of timber in construction? If so, then the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED1) course could be for...
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