Jennie Ward

Softwood demand grows
Softwoods start 2023 on a high
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The softwood category started 2023 on a high, with volumes up 12% compared to January 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics. The latest softwood import figures suggest that normality may finally be returning to the market after a challenging few years, according to TDUK’s Head of Technical...
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net zero
Quick wins on the road to net zero
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Following the release of the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap, we take a look at some of the initiatives timber suppliers are already putting in place to lower their carbon emissions. The Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was created to establish a clear route for the timber industry to achieve...
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economic forecast
CPA delves into Spring Economic Forecast
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In a recent webinar, economics expert Professor Noble Francis went behind the headline statistics to discuss the latest CPA Spring Economic Forecast in more detail. Here, we reveal what he believes lies ahead for the construction supply chain. Construction output is set to contract by 6.4% during 2023, according to...
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electric timber trucks
James Jones to trial electric timber trucks
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TDUK member James Jones & Sons is playing its part in lowering the industry's carbon emissions with a new trial of electric timber trucks. The company is partnering with Volvo, along with Scotlog Haulage, in a three-year trial of electric timber trucks, funded by Scottish Forestry. Scottish Forestry has awarded £452,000...
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Forest management certification
Forest management certification in Poland has changed
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A recent decision by Polish State Forests will significantly reduce the availability of FSC-certified material from Polish forests, TDUK has warned its members. According to a recent statement issued by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), six Regional Directorates of State Forests (RDSFs) have made the decision to discontinue FSC certification...
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Training goes on tour to improve construction techniques and installation skills
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Rothoschool on Tour - an event dedicated to improving timber construction techniques and installation skills - is visiting the NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology in Hereford on 18th May. The day-long event, organised by Rothoblaas, is dedicated to mass timber constructions, and will enable both aspiring professionals and experts...
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New solution to prevent plywood delamination
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A collaboration between Nicks Timber and Protek has created a range of products designed to prevent moisture ingress into plywood and other sheet materials. The industry has long been dealing with issues surrounding exterior-use plywood and sheet materials. Although these products are treated to enable them to be used for...
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Trade mission to Mexico
Trade mission to Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala – would you like to join?
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Would you like to explore tropical species and suppliers in Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala?  Would it help you to know how community forests are managed and supported by local NGOs to allow responsible and ethical sourcing? The Rainforest Alliance and ATIBT are organising a multinational trade mission to...
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Why embodied carbon is the road to true net zero
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As the UK construction industry works towards reducing carbon emissions, John Smith, technical director at Donaldson Timber Systems, discusses why embodied carbon is critical to its success. The journey to Net Zero Carbon homes is well underway, with the first Building Regulations changes already in effect as we work towards...
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housing
Low-carbon housing needs serious attention
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The announcement of yet another new Housing Minister brings into sharp relief the need for Government to focus seriously on the needs of the construction sector, says David Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of Timber Development UK. Rachel Maclean MP was named Minister of State for Housing on 7 February –...
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