Liam Macandrew

TDUK welcomes pledge to ‘get Britain building’
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) welcomes the announcements made by the Government of their legislative priorities in today’s Kings Speech, much of which was centred on a key pledge to ‘get Britain building’  and a mission for economic growth. With planning reform the first bill [Planning and Infrastructure Bill] announced, which...
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Why we need to chop down trees to save the world from climate breakdown
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A new book, Timber! How wood can help save the world from climate breakdown is set to cause controversy in the conservative world of construction and in the more traditionally-minded elements of the environmental movement. Timber! will be published on Thursday 27 June 2024.  Book synopsis The ‘Forest Pump’ –...
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New course links tree growers with wood users
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A unique ‘Woodland to Workshop’ course from the charity Woodland Heritage, held from 24 to 26 September 2024, will bring together tree growers, wood users and beyond to learn how to make the most of the vital connections between our woodlands and workshops. This ground-breaking course is supported by knowledgeable...
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Taking timber to the classroom
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Students at New College in Durham learnt about the incredible, sustainable careers which come from working with wood, as Timber Development UK together with the Institute of Carpenters took timber to the classroom. Young carpenters and joiners were treated to expert advice, as they learnt about the latest sustainable wood...
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CMA releases report on house building
Consumer watchdog calls for ‘significant’ interventions into housing
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report on the housebuilding market in Great Britain – finding that a ‘complex and unpredictable planning system’ and reliance on ‘speculative’ private development approach is failing to meet demand. The report calls for fundamental interventions by policy makers to streamline...
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Embodied carbon data released for more than 95% of timber consumed in UK
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – has released average carbon data for the 10 major timber product categories – completely free for all to access. This data will support architects, engineers, and other specifiers to make accurate assessments of the carbon...
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Powerful new policy report shows path to net zero with timber
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – in collaboration with Waugh Thistleton Architects – have released a study on policies from across the globe which encourage the use of timber in construction. Timber Policy is a comparative study of policies, across six...
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‘Who Teaches the Teachers?’ goes to Norway
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In November 2023 the East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA) recommenced their commitment to directly educating lecturers to enable them to draw on direct knowledge when they teach about timber and wood products. The award winning ‘Who Teaches the Teachers?’ (WTTT) initiative is a study tour hosted by industry under...
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Embodied Carbon
Industry welcomes commitment by UK Government to expanding use of timber in construction
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The UK Government has published its Timber Construction Policy Roadmap today which looks to boost the safe use of sustainable UK timber in construction and increase domestic wood supply. The policy roadmap is split into priority themes which look to identify both the opportunities and barriers to timber construction in...
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David Hopkins at the TDUK Awards 2023.
TDUK celebrates members excellence in inaugural awards
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Outstanding contributions by Timber Development UK (TDUK) members to sustainability, diversity, and the timber community around the UK were recognised during the TDUK Annual Dinner 2023. The awards, in their first year, seek to highlight the incredible efforts by members of the timber supply chain to improve outcomes for people...
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