Import volumes in 2024 ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023, figures show

Import volumes in 2024 ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023, figures show
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Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are fractionally ahead of the same period in 2023, up by 0.2% (3,000m3) following improvements in February after a disappointing January start. Overall, however, volumes remain subdued in line with weaker construction output and a...
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Highlights from Timber TED1
NMITE launches updated timber short courses
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The New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE) announces the reconfiguration of its pioneering Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED) courses into specialised, concise programmes tailored for professionals within the UK's built environment sector. An evolution of the original twelve-week part-time courses (TED1 and TED2), this initiative reflects NMITE’s proactive...
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Timber import volumes fall at the start of 2024, latest figures show
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Falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports account for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import volumes started 2024 around 6% lower than in January 2023, down by around 45,000m3. This reduction was made up of very different levels of performance...
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Timber Design Conference general
New timber design conference will help ‘accelerate a low-carbon future’
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Timber Development UK is proud to announce our inaugural desgin conference focused on a low carbon transformation of the built environment using timber. Taking place on 26 June 2024, the UK Timber Design Conference will bring together disruptors and market leaders to discuss how we can create systemic change, usher...
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Softwood imports for 2023 finished higher than the previous year, the latest TDUK data shows
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Timber imports rallied in 2023 to finish just 2% down on the previous 12 months, with certain product groups even outperforming 2022 levels, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Despite the challenging end to 2023 seen across the construction sector, timber import volumes for the year were actually higher in...
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The Wood Awards 2024: Call for Entries Now Open!
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Enter the Wood Awards by 24 May (for free!) to join our celebration of the very best of timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for architecture and product design in wood - setting the benchmark, year-on-year, for timber excellence. With ten dedicated categories,...
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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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Import volumes rallied during the second half of 2023, TDUK data shows
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Timber import volumes in 2023 continued to improve as the year progressed, with total volumes for the full year likely to be only slightly behind 2022’s figures, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import statistics for November 2023 show the market continued to improve in 2023, relative to 2022,...
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Powerful new policy report shows path to net zero with timber
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – in collaboration with Waugh Thistleton Architects – have released a study on policies from across the globe which encourage the use of timber in construction. Timber Policy is a comparative study of policies, across six...
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‘Flowing and beautifully functional’ – the award winning bespoke oak chest
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A meticulously considered, scorched oak chest, Serenade, by John Makepeace OBE, has taken the top prize in the Bespoke category in the Wood Awards. Inspired by the ancient hollowed-out tree trunks that were used to carry the possessions of those on the move, this chest of drawers accommodates the personal...
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