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Construction industry forecast
CPA Construction Industry Forecast (Winter 2022/23)
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Construction output is forecast to rise by 2.0% in 2022 as activity currently continues at a high level but output is anticipated to fall by 3.9% in 2023 as a looming UK economic recession, falling real household incomes and rising interest rates, adversely affect demand for sectors such as private...
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Knowledge and skills triumph with first TimberTED students
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills, according to the first group of students to graduate. The first group of TimberTED students have completed their course. The first full Timber Technology Engineering Design (Timber TED) courses began...
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R&D tax claim
Are you making the most of R&D tax claim?
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You could be sitting on some useful tax perks that you’re unaware of. Learn more about what the criteria are and how your projects might qualify. Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs support companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. The words “science and technology” might put...
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CE marking to UKCA
What the UKCA delays mean for timber
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The UK government has, at the eleventh hour, delayed the date when businesses must have switched from CE marking to UKCA marking on their products. TDUK explains what this means for the timber supply chain. In December 2022, the UK Government announced it is delaying the full implementation of the...
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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023.
What lies ahead: the timber industry speaks out
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With an uncertain economic future ahead, we asked timber industry suppliers how they were preparing for the challenges of 2023. Here’s what they said.       Paul Pennick, Timber Product Manager, MKM Building Supplies   Encourage more engagement with timber “Our focus as we move into 2023 is, first...
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Timber import
Timber import patterns witnessed a considerable shift in 2022, says TDUK
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2022 witnessed a considerable shift in timber trading patterns, with the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Latvia, and China supplying significant volumes to the UK. Softwood imports from the ROI increased by 48% in 2022, overtaking supplies from both Germany and Russia. This comes despite low overall softwood volumes, with imports...
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CE to UKCA Marking (January Update)
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The UK has expressed its intention to develop a specific UK marking system to replace the CE mark which is currently applied to many construction products. Manufacturers in the wood sector have already invested considerable resources to meet the original deadline for requirement of this new UK mark.
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Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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Tile Batten Quality Control
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Significant problems with the quality of Tile Batten appear to have developed or worsened over the last two years of COVID.
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New courses promote timber technology
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A new series of Timber Technology Engineering Design courses are being launched, following a successful pilot, to encourage built environment professionals to embrace designing with timber and build net zero structures.    The Timber TED courses have been developed by the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE), in...
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