Jennie Ward

american hardwoods
New exhibition is a tribute to American hardwoods
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A new exhibition by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is championing the role that American hardwoods can play in the future of sustainable design and architecture. AHEC’s ‘Three’ event is chronicling the works of three Nordic designer-makers at the annual 3daysofdesign festival in Copenhagen this week (7 to 9...
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Address acoustic challenges in mass timber through CLT
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CDM Stravitec has created a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on using lightweight acoustic floating floors in combination with cross-laminated timber (CLT), exploring how these systems can address acoustic challenges in mass timber construction. This online course presents the airborne sound reduction and impact noise isolation of lightweight floating floor...
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Always check cladding drainage and ventilation
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A recent flurry of cladding inspection requests received by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association has revealed that basic, fundamental installation principles for timber cladding are being ignored. Timber cladding is installed as a rainscreen on buildings across the UK. This means the cladding should be fitted over a drained...
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plantation plywood alternative to birch
Plantation plywood is a strong alternative to birch ply
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New TDUK member Miro Forestry & Timber Products is bringing plywood, edge glued panels, treated poles and other forest products to the UK from its sustainable timber plantations in West Africa. TDUK finds out more. Established in 2010, Miro Forestry & Timber Products is based in the UK and manages...
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Avoid misleading words and phrases when promoting products
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The Code for Construction Product Information is continuing its quest to make sure all product information released to the market is clear, accurate and unambiguous. Do you know the common words and phrases you should be avoiding? The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) is built around five 'acid tests'...
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supply chain risks
Remain vigilant against illegal conflict timber imports
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Timber Development UK is warning members to remain on high alert for illegal imports of conflict timber from Russia and Belarus, amid reports that Russian birch plywood is still being exported to the market via third-party countries. New reports suggest that Russian birch plywood and other conflict timbers are being...
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CPA survey
Performance figures make encouraging reading for 2023, says latest CPA survey
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Surveys from across the construction supply chain show a more encouraging performance in the first quarter of 2023 after an uncertain end to 2022, according to the latest Construction Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA).  However, the CPA notes this rise is from a low point and net...
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constructing fire safe timber buildings
Constructing fire-safe timber buildings
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Fire safety is of critical importance to the timber supply chain. Now, a new website is bringing comprehensive fire safety guidance together in one place for anyone building with timber. The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood in Construction. The site has been...
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timber industry
2023: The timber industry speaks out
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We asked timber industry suppliers what they thought were the key topics and issues we would all face in 2023. Here’s what they said. Reasons to be cheerful James Scott Managing Director, Scotts Timber Engineering "Many commentators have sounded warnings about the new homes market in 2023 but here at...
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TDUK: Delivering more for your membership
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TDUK helps you access an unrivalled network of suppliers, merchants, tradespeople, customers and peers. Timber Development UK breaks down industry barriers and gives all members access to more resources than TTF and TRADA combined: Comprehensive timber knowledge library:  Our library has hundreds of resources, including technical papers, research summaries, books,...
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