Jennie Ward

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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Timber TED1
Timber skills triumph in Hereford
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By Tabitha Binding The latest Timber Technology Engineering and Design 1 (Timber TED1) course, designed to upskill and reskill timber professionals, completed last week with 16 participants graduating. Delivered by the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE) in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK (TDUK),...
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Structural timber price index offers powerful market analysis tool
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is launching a powerful new tool, the Structural Timber Price Index, to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market. The Structural Price Index displays the monthly price of structural timber stretching back to 2018, giving users the ability to compare today’s timber...
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supply chain risks
Beware potential supply chain risks
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Members are being advised to carry out additional due diligence to remove supply chain risks from the already high-risk Sarawak region of Malaysia after another high-profile case. A delegation of NGOs and indigenous leaders including Friends of the Earth and SAVE Rivers from Sarawak met with the UK government and...
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