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structural timber law
Use of structural timber permitted in buildings up to 18 metres
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Update to Approved Document B: Structural timber has been officially permitted for use in the external walls of all buildings up to 18 metres.
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New handbook provides insight into timber decking
New handbook provides insight into timber decking
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A new Timber Decking Handbook is now available free to all builders' merchants, specifiers, landscapers and builders.
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Construction activity buoyant, but strong headwinds coming, warns construction products association
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In its latest quarterly forecast, the Construction Products Association (CPA) sees a dramatic slowing in growth, with uncertainty ahead as global issues start to affect the UK market.
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Structural Timber Awards 2022
Structural Timber Awards 2022
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A Look Back at Outstanding Projects, Innovative Products and Dynamic People - Promoting Excellence in Structural Timber across the UK
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Timber Development UK partners with UK Construction Week
Timber Development UK partners with UK Construction Week
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Timber Development UK, the new organisation formed by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA, are out to make an impact with their first public half-day conference on 4 May 2022 in London in partnership with UK Construction Week.
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Wood & Retrofit: Good for the climate
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Wood plays many roles in the fight against climate change. Energy-efficient timber windows and doors can help reduce energy loss. Using a sub-floor base panel below any flooring being renewed will help to keep heat in and draughts out. Wood fibre insulation has the advantage of breathability, reducing humidity and...
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Use class 2
Understanding Use Class 2 (UC2)
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Use Class 2 is for end uses where wood is used indoors, above ground and within the building envelope, but with an occasional risk of wetting (from plumbing leaks for example).
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Use class 3c
Understanding Use Class 3 (UC3)
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Use Class 3 is for end uses where wood is used outdoors NOT in contact with the ground.
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Use class 4
Understanding Use Class 4 (UC4)
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Consumer and contract law require that any product offered for sale must be fit for its intended use and a wood product impregnated with preservative is no exception. The minimum standards for the treatment of wood are set out in British Standard BS8417 (Preservation of Wood: Code of Practice). In...
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CPA – Construction Industry Forecasts 2022-2024
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The construction industry faces many headwinds over the next 12-18 months. On the positive side, construction activity currently remains robust, higher than repandemic, and output is expected to remain strong near-term.
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