Timber industry hosts net zero event in Scottish Parliament

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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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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TTBS launches new website
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The Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) has launched a new logo and brand-new website. The website, which went live on 16 February, will allow both supporters and beneficiaries to engage with TTBS in a faster and more efficient way. General Manager Christella Golby said: "Not only do we have a...
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future for Timber
Painting a Picture of the future for Timber
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With low-carbon construction now a global issue, policy makers around the world are looking to encourage more timber construction. TDUK looks at how the UK is shaping up, and what needs to be done to affect real change. Timber bodies across the UK have been hard at work promoting the...
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Scotts Timber Engineering awarded Carbon Footprint certification
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Scotts Timber Engineering has been awarded a Carbon Footprint certification from Go Climate Positive, a provider of carbon management and offsetting services. To date, Scotts is the only timber engineering business to receive a Go Climate Positive certification. This shows that Scotts is currently producing a third less carbon per...
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Thousands of trees to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
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Thousands of trees are set to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, with a new government fund celebrating His Majesty’s passion for the environment. The £2.5 million fund will enable local authorities to create green spaces and connect communities with nature as a permanent...
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Lowfield Timber Frames assists Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
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Lowfield Timber Frames has hosted the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee as part of the inquiry on Sustainable Timber and Deforestation. The inquiry is examining the sustainability of timber in the UK and the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The inquiry will investigate how the UK, which imports most...
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Top level and roof of timber house, under construction, with scaffolding. Light brown wood against green hills and pale blue sky.
What does the Future Homes Hub mean for the construction sector?
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The new plan from Future Homes Hub sets out the construction sector's path to whole-life carbon assessments The Future Homes Hub has published an Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Implementation Plan for 2023-25. This plan follows the publication of the Government’s Net-Zero Strategy in 2021, which set out ambitions for...
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Architype timber
A practice that puts sustainability at the heart of everything
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Designing buildings that work for people and planet - that is Architype's ethos. This pioneering architecture practice - and TDUK member - has always championed sustainability. From its early days of self-build houses in the 1990s to its major Passivhaus projects today, Architype has thought long and hard about the...
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