Liam Macandrew

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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Measuring Carbon - Illustration
Calculating the performance of your building project
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If the built environment is to achieve its net zero carbon goals, it is essential we calculate performance in the same rigorous way across all building projects. We want the industry to be able to make meaningful comparisons and be able to learn from each other. To make this happen,...
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‘New Model Building’ launched to help decarbonise housing
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New Model Building, a set of design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18m in height, in full compliance with UK building regulations and local policy set by bodies such as the Greater London Authority, is now available to download for...
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Engineered Wood
Publication alert! New Model Building available now for download
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New Model Building (NMB) provides an innovative approach to building multi-storey mass timber housing, pre-assessed by a UK warranty provider. Developed by Waugh Thistleton Architects in collaboration with expert fire engineers at UCL, structural engineers at Buro Happold and cost consultancy from Gardiner & Theobald LLP, NMB is a set...
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Survey! Help us understand the impact of ‘greenwash’ on construction
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The Anti-Greenwash Charter have launched a short survey (five minutes) to find out about businesses experience with ‘greenwash’ in the construction industry. The survey aims to gather data on how greenwashing impacts the industry reputationally, commercially, and how it stands in the way of achieving valid sustainability goals. As signatories...
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