Timber Development UK: what we’ve achieved in our first 20 months

David Hopkins, CEO of TDUK at the Wood Awards ceremony 2023
Timber Development UK: what we’ve achieved in our first 20 months
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In the 20 months since we launched Timber Development UK (TDUK) there has been a whirlwind of progress and activities. A lot has changed – both within our organisation, and in the wider timber and construction market. But the fundamental reasons that we started on this journey remain the same....
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The Signature standard for outdoor living
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Composite decking brand Trex has launched Signature, its premier collection now available through Arbor Forest Products. Trex Signature decking offers the ease of maintenance and high performance of WPC with a proprietary shell formulation that delivers a realistic representation of wood, while offering exceptional durability and a 50-year residential warranty....
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Logie Timber Festival to make its return
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A celebration of timber, nature, sustainability and family fun will make its return to the north of Scotland after a five-year absence. The Logie Timber Festival will take place on 7 and 8 September, 2024, at the Logie Estate, near Forres. The celebration of all things wood will build on...
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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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Why does third-party accreditation matter?
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The final stages of the timber industry preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. The Wood Protection Association explores why correct treatment is so important. One piece of preservative-treated timber can look and feel very much like another. But those in the industry know that...
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Crafting a modern timber business
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Timber frame construction is becoming more common as builders look for more efficient, sustainable construction methods. TDUK meets Vision Development, a timber frame manufacturer and installer who is helping lead the way for timber frame construction. Vision Development is a Berkshire-based timber frame manufacturer and builder that specialises in creating...
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New chapter for Oxford Story Museum
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Gripsure has played a key part in the transformation of the Story Museum in Oxford. The much-loved attraction has undergone a £6 million revamp, which involved extending, altering and refurbishing a mixture of existing buildings to create space for interactive exhibitions, displays, theatre performances and activities. At the museum's core...
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CLT
An extra CLT timber floor adds art gallery chic to Lower James Street
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A beautiful old Soho office building needed a refurb. Mass timber was the perfect material to provide an extra floor at the same time. “At the time, looking to extend a building with CLT wasn’t all that common,” recalls Matt Hale, Director at Hale Brown Architects. “I think Lower James...
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Transforming a former church into a welcoming community centre
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Konishi Gaffney’s overhaul of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre in Edinburgh dramatically transformed the existing buildings. It created flexible events spaces and an elegant nondenominational sanctuary. Sitting at the base of Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano, the original Greyfriars church was built in 1912. Its community outreach and enterprise centre was...
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passivhaus
The personalised passivhaus with a place for everything
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With a refined barn-like form expressed in timber and locally sourced sandstone, the award-winning Godwit House feels at once agricultural and contemporary. Sitting on the plains of the Coquet Estuary in Northumbria, this bespoke home, designed by TDUK members Mawson Kerr Architects, claims its crown as (for now) the most...
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