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The Crannog – durability at the edge of the sea
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Lasting Timber and Traditions Recreating and updating the historic Scottish crannog form of building for the 21st century, this building, created in Mallaig Harbour, needs to withstand the onslaught of the sea during inclement weather. But it also provides a welcoming place of rest, and facilities for visitors to the...
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Timber Design Conference general
New timber design conference will help ‘accelerate a low-carbon future’
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Timber Development UK is proud to announce our inaugural desgin conference focused on a low carbon transformation of the built environment using timber. Taking place on 26 June 2024, the UK Timber Design Conference will bring together disruptors and market leaders to discuss how we can create systemic change, usher...
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The Oak Room V&A Dundee Museum
Matching up to historic scrutiny for V&A Dundee
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Fitting in with time Last used as a tearoom in Glasgow in the 1950s, this Charles Rennie Mackintosh original interior design in Oak was Timber sourcing in store for nearly 50 years in the Glasgow Museum before recently being meticulously re-erected and restored by Charles Taylor Woodwork in a project...
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TDUK & Structural Timber Association sign MOU to help develop timber construction market
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help grow and develop the timber construction market. Under the terms of the agreement the two parties have agreed to form a partnership in order to collaborate on technical projects to further the...
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trade survey
Performance figures make encouraging reading for 2023, says latest CPA survey
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The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for 2023 Q2 showed a continued split in performance in the construction products manufacturing industry. Heavy side manufacturers’ sales decreased for a fourth consecutive quarter, whereas sales from light side producers registered another quarterly increase, adding to a run of growth...
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Finding paradise in a timber office building
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Your first timber project can be a daunting experience. Why did Bywater Properties take the timber route for Paradise SE11 - a 6-storey South London office space? Theo Michell, Co-Founder, Bywater Properties “We acquired the site in 2018 and received planning in early 2020,” explains Theo Michell, co-founder of Bywater...
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Introducing, The Timber Development UK Awards 2023
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Recognising excellence. Enter our awards to have your contributions to the timber industry acknowledged at our Annual Dinner. There are many outstanding individuals and companies in our membership, whose names might run under the surface, but whose contributions stand tall. The Timber Development UK Awards have been created to recognise...
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Falls in private housing and rm&i activity drives downgrade in CPA Forecast
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With private new housing and repair, maintenance and improvement (rm&i) to see double-digit falls this year, there will be a sharp 7.0% decline in construction output in 2023, according to the CPA's Summer Forecast. Amidst a flatlining UK economy, falling real wages, and mortgage rates now expected to continue rising...
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Beware of scammers in the market
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Amidst high demand and restricted legal supplies of products like Siberian Larch and Birch Plywood, we have been made aware of some scam emails being circulated, with timber being offered from Russia at prices and with lead times too good to be true. Some are even claiming to be able...
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birch plywood
TDUK issues warning over Birch Plywood imports
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TDUK, and previously TTF, has always operated the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) due diligence system to maintain the reputation and integrity of the timber supply chains and timber goods being placed on the UK market via our members. This due diligence is particularly relevant now given the situation with Russia...
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