Timber Development UK launches EPD database

EPD Database
Timber Development UK launches EPD database
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Architects, engineers, contractors and other built environment professionals can now easily access Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for the most common timber products with Timber Development UK’s new EPD database. The database provides easy referral to EPDs developed by TDUK members, including UPM, Moelven, Jordeson Timber, Setra, Sodra Wood, Steico, Metsa,...
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WPA Benchmark treaters step up
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The Wood Protection Association is encouraging as many UK and overseas timber treaters as possible to join the WPA Benchmark Quality Assurance Scheme for preservative treated wood. The availability of independent, third-party, quality accredited material is your ticket to a better business and fewer complaints. Why? Because it raises buyer...
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Weather-withstanding timber: some inspiring projects in challenging sites
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In this article we take a look at some timber projects that not only look great and are built sustainably - but which demonstrate that timber is a very durable material indeed. These buildings show that timber stays durable for year after year, in conditions that might prove challenging. We...
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Help fund the audiobook for Lumberjills: Britain’s Forgotten Army
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Author Joanna Foat has started a kickstarter campaign to help fund the audiobook and photobook of 'Lumberjills: Britain's Forgotten Army', the definitive history of the Women's Timber Corps, with a special edition photobook including beautiful photos of the Lumberjills at work in the forests of Britain.  The book, originally released...
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WPA prioritises the promotion of Benchmark-accredited treaters
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) Commercial Committee has given the green light to a more robust promotion of WPA Benchmark quality accredited treatment plants and treated wood. The upgraded communications will apply to the key supply chain audiences served by both WPA and Timber Development UK (TDUK) and include: Raising the profile...
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Embodied Carbon
Time to promote the benefits of timber to your local MP
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A record 335 new MPs have been inducted into House of Commons this week following Labour's win at the recent UK General Election. With so many MPs new to being in Government, now is the perfect time for Timber Development UK (TDUK) members to write to their local MP to...
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First EPD issued for timber frame manufacturer
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Leading UK offsite frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has become the first timber frame manufacturer to offer a published, third-party accredited environmental product declaration (EPD) for its product, proving its sustainability credentials. As part of a process to cover the full DTS product range, the DTS Alpha system is...
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SR Timber’s Premium Gold Batten is now CCPI compliant
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SR Timber has received confirmation that its PREMIUM GOLD roofing batten complies with the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI). This allows the business to promote the CCPI mark on the product. The third-party assessment confirms that all the product information provided by SR Timber on its graded BS5534 roofing...
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Phasing in of checks on wood products from Ireland
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Pre-notification requirements came into force on 31 January for regulated EU Phytosanitary goods that enter Great Britain from Ireland via the West Coast ports. An exception is being made for physical checks on high-risk goods that arrive from Ireland, as well as non-qualifying goods from Northern Ireland into West Coast...
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Phytosanitary certificates required for imports from North America
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Loads of regulated wood from Canada or the USA that land in Great Britain now need to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, according to new guidance. Any loads not accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate could be re-exported. Historically, the UK has accepted industry issued certificates (‘mill certificates’) as proof...
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