First EPD issued for timber frame manufacturer

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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Leading developers call on next Government to ‘kickstart a timber revolution’
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Leading low-carbon developers called on the next Government to ‘kickstart a timber revolution’ at the UK Timber Design Conference in London yesterday. More than 200 developers, local authorities, insurers, engineers, architects, contractors and manufacturers gathered at Timber Development UK’s (TDUK) inaugural UK Timber Design Conference to hear from industry leaders....
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James Latham launches Horizon quarter sawn Tulipwood
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James Latham has collaborated with long-term sawmill partner, Pennsylvania-based HORIZON, to introduce quarter sawn Tulipwood to its range. Exclusive to James Latham, it has been developed in response to specifier and contractor calls for a superior, stable, and sustainable material for a range of specific interior joinery purposes, including kitchen...
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Peaks Barn, under construction.
WikiHouse – a new way to do modular timber construction
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The WikiHouse system brings MMC capabilities to designers and contractors who didn't think they had the resources for it. WikiHouse CEO Alastair Parvin explains just how easy this system is to procure and put together. "We describe it as a bit like Lego but for buildings," Alastair says. “WikiHouse gives...
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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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A beacon of sustainable reuse built using reclaimed timber groynes
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The Durley Chine Environmental Hub is a showcase of sustainable design using repurposed timber. Comprising a Passivhaus education building, a café kiosk and public toilets, this visionary building was designed by TDUK members Footprint Architects and WSP for BCP council. On the promenade of one of Bournemouth’s popular Blue Flag...
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Garden Room
So much more than just a Garden Room
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There’s more to the Garden Room, at Cwm Barn, than its name suggests. Arbor Architects designed an elegant, timber-framed annexe with Japanese influences. It's a space to get away from the house - the perfect complement to a family home in rural Peterchurch, near Hereford. The clients wanted a flexible...
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Woodlands Nursery
How much do you know about SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels)?
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SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are prefabricated, high-performance, lightweight building panels. They're an excellent system to use in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. Made by laminating high-density facings to an insulating foam core, their strong structural bonds allow them to bear considerable loads with reduced studding. The many...
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Lowering the timber sector’s carbon footprint
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Following the publication of the TDUK Net Zero Roadmap, TDUK members are working hard to reduce their carbon emissions and make their companies more sustainable. TDUK reports on some of the latest changes. The industry has long talked about the need for more sustainable construction, and why it's so important...
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Highlights
TDUK’s 2023: read all about our highlights!
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Merry Christmas! It's been a packed year for Timber Development UK. We've been busy promoting timber in construction across the board, working hard to support our members and their businesses.  Here's a selection of highlights from a very productive 2023... Launch of our Timber Knowledge Sheets Discover how the timber...
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