Sustainability

Timber industry hosts net zero event in Scottish Parliament
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The timber industry has gathered together at Holyrood to host a reception about driving net zero awareness and timber’s benefits to the Scottish economy. The Scottish Timber Trade Association (STTA), Timber Development UK, Confor and the Structural Timber Association (STA), invited more than 40 businesses in the timber industry supply...
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James Jones & Sons launches Innovating for a Greener World campaign
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James Jones & Sons has launched an ‘Innovating for a Greener World’ campaign in celebration of Earth Day on 22 April. The week-long campaign opened with a film to showcase a number of environmental initiatives that have recently taken place across the Group. The film was followed with a series...
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Cover of InFutuReWood research summary
InFutuReWood: use and reuse of wood building components
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A promising use for secondary timber is in secondary engineered wood products (EWPs) like cross laminated secondary timber (CLST) or glue laminated secondary timber (GLST). These products offer enhanced structural performance, and also allow the combination of new timber and secondary timber to balance out potential uncertainty or lower mechanical...
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Bright green pallets in production as The Pallet LOOP ramps up
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The Pallet LOOP, a member of BSW Group, is now manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for them entering the building materials supply chain from May. The news follows the landmark announcement that British Gypsum will begin to transport its bagged plaster...
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The Crannog – durability at the edge of the sea
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Lasting Timber and Traditions Recreating and updating the historic Scottish crannog form of building for the 21st century, this building, created in Mallaig Harbour, needs to withstand the onslaught of the sea during inclement weather. But it also provides a welcoming place of rest, and facilities for visitors to the...
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timber neighbourhood
Planning permission granted for UK’s largest timber neighbourhood
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Human Nature’s radically sustainable plan for 685 new timber-frame homes for Lewes, in East Sussex, has been approved. One year after the proposal to transform a neglected 7.9-hectare brownfield site into a vibrant green neighbourhood was announced, the Phoenix development has been given the go ahead by the South Downs...
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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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Lea Bridge Library by Studio Weave
A second life for fallen London trees
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Beautifully lined in a colourful patchwork of hardwoods from felled urban trees, Studio Weave’s pavilion is a dynamic and delightful addition to Lea Bridge Library. Images © Jim Stephenson. A red pre-cast concrete colannade runs the length of the wing. The non-structural columns contain downpipes taking rainwater to the tree...
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Supporting sustainable tropical timber
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Incentivising good forest governance in tropical timber producing countries. Project managed  and coordinated by Timber Development UK (TDUK) through funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Broader Market Recognition Coalition (BMRC) is a coalition of six producing nations including Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Liberia, and the Republic of Congo....
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Net zero roadmap for timber
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Our strategy for helping establish and support a clear route to net-zero for the timber supply chain by 2050. Commissioned by Timber Development UK (TDUK) in collaboration with eleven UK timber trade associations, the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was developed following a comprehensive effort to map and measure carbon...
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