Designing Timber | Issue 01

Designing Timber - issue 1

Designing Timber | Issue 01

Date Published

1 September 2022

Document Type







Expanding the world of timber

Welcome to the first edition of Designing Timber, a brand-new magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects and specifiers who are interested in bringing timber into their designs.

At TDUK our goal is to position timber as the first-choice building material for any UK construction project.

Architects, designers and engineers are increasingly looking for low-carbon construction methods that will result in striking, design-led buildings. We fundamentally believe that timber offers the best route to decarbonise the built environment, and we are working tirelessly to bring you everything you need to embrace the natural qualities and benefits that low-carbon timber construction can offer.

You will receive your free copy of Designing Timber every quarter as part of your TDUK membership. In every issue we will empower you with all the knowledge and confidence to better understand and use timber, by bringing you all the latest news, connections, advice and tools to help you succeed. Inside this issue you will find the latest TDUK news, some inspiring timber case studies, profiles of our members, plus updates on the very latest building regulations changes, educational opportunities and sustainability news.

We hope you enjoy the very first issue of this great new resource, and if you would like to get involved in future issues, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Liam Macandrew, Head of Digital and Content
Matthew Milton, Editorial Manager
Bryony Bodimeade, Editorial & Publications Assistant
Nick Watts, Graphic design
About the editor
A passionate campaigner for the decarbonisation of construction, industry and the economy for over 20 years, David speaks on behalf of the £10bn UK Timber industry as chief executive of Timber Development UK.
David Hopkins