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Maximise your timber sales with new merchant guide
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Timber Development UK has created The Merchant Guide to Selling Timber, a comprehensive new resource to help merchants make the most of their sales of timber and timber products. The aim of the Guide is to be an introduction to timber and timber products written specifically for timber and builders’ merchants,...
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€300m wood mill for Metsä
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Metsä Group is to build a new Kerto (laminated veneer lumber) LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland, for the production of its beam and panel products. The mill will have an annual production capacity of approximately 160,000m3, which the company says represents a 50% increase in its total Kerto LVL capacity....
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EU Deforestation Regulation
The EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains has come into force
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The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), scheduled to replace the current EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the European Union, came into force on 29 June 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation period. This regulation will significantly enhance data gathering efforts and due diligence requirements for all businesses involved in the...
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A Passivhaus haven of timber tranquility
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A timber-framed Passivhaus in Warwickshire, Larch Corner boasts some truly impressive credentials. Mark Siddall, of architecture practice LEAP, took on a challenging project and delivered an extraordinarily efficient building. It is 195 times more airtight than 2023 UK building regulations require. It is also a haven of timber-based tranquillity –...
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Lowfield Timber Frames assists Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
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Lowfield Timber Frames has hosted the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee as part of the inquiry on Sustainable Timber and Deforestation. The inquiry is examining the sustainability of timber in the UK and the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The inquiry will investigate how the UK, which imports most...
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Applications open for next Timber TED1 course
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Applications are now open for the next Timber TED 1 course, which will start on Monday 18 September, 2023. The Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support the practical development of vital timber skills. They are open to all built environment professionals, including architects, engineers, project...
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TDUK member rooted in timber forestry
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Raising the profile of homegrown timber is English Woodlands Timber, a Sussex-based timber company and TDUK member with a heritage that traces back to World War II. TDUK visited to find out how the business is demonstrating sustainable forestry management practices that ‘start with the trees’. Nestled in the South...
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Computer-cut plywood housing that smells great!
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Facit Homes designs and builds sustainable homes using plywood from UPM. Founder Bruce Bell explains why digital manufacturing techniques and BioBond gluing technology have enabled them to make computer-cut houses. Sustainability is about far more than identifying the right materials when Facit Homes plans a new low-carbon project. They assess...
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Arbor invests £4m in new UK sawmill
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Arbor Forest Products has invested £4m in a new sawmill planing line at its site in New Holland, North Lincolnshire. The new line will allow the company to further automate its production processes and pass on efficiency savings to its customers. The new system was developed with System Hall AB,...
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DEFRA consultation on FLEGT Regulation in the UK
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Are you trading FLEGT licensed timber in the UK? Do you have suggestions for the UK government on how to raise awareness about FLEGT-licensed timber and reduce burdens on businesses? DEFRA is currently conducting a statutory review on awareness and demand issues relating to FLEGT licensed timber in the UK....
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