TTBS launches new website

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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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The BEIS Net Zero Review
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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forest degradation
Good governance the key to reverse forest loss and degradation
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The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP27 took place in Egypt this month, marking another important milestone in our fight against climate change. COP27 seeks to accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance. As we saw in Glasgow last...
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The road to net zero
Raise awareness of timber’s sustainability benefits
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More timber must be used in construction projects to help create a net-zero carbon construction supply chain, says a recent report from the Environmental Audit Committee. TDUK’s David Hopkins explains how timber merchants and the wider supply chain can unite to make this goal a reality. A new report from...
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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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