Time to promote the benefits of timber to your local MP

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Time to promote the benefits of timber to your local MP
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A record 335 new MPs have been inducted into House of Commons this week following Labour's win at the recent UK General Election. With so many MPs new to being in Government, now is the perfect time for Timber Development UK (TDUK) members to write to their local MP to...
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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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Why we need to chop down trees to save the world from climate breakdown
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A new book, Timber! How wood can help save the world from climate breakdown is set to cause controversy in the conservative world of construction and in the more traditionally-minded elements of the environmental movement. Timber! will be published on Thursday 27 June 2024.  Book synopsis The ‘Forest Pump’ –...
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Hanson Plywood opens virtual Environmental Garden
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Hanson Plywood has updated its Virtual Showroom with a brand-new Environmental Garden. The showroom is designed to enable architects, designers and specifiers to view a range of the products and services the company offers from their home or office, along with the accompanying technical data/information. The new Environmental Garden enables...
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YIMBY v NIMBY – Battle for the future of UK housing
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Our Policy Executive, Jack Clappen, looks at the key takeaways from the 2023 party conference season and what it means for the timber industry.  Housing is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 election, with renters, home-owners, and new buyers all struggling amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Rents are...
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From blueprint to greenprint: the government’s roadmap to timber construction
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While Parliament was in recess this summer, the Confederation of Timber Industries were hard at work on the Timber in Construction Roadmap - due to be published in November. The government’s long promised Timber in Construction Policy Roadmap will support the expansion of low-carbon timber construction in the UK, following...
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What does the government’s latest housing policy mean for the timber industry?
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This week, the UK Government announced its latest effort to tackle the housing crisis. With housing a key driver of timber demand in the UK, we delve into what this latest announcement means for our industry. The government has pledged to build one million homes over this Parliament session by...
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More wood in construction essential to net zero, says Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)
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In its latest report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals – the EAC has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. Over the last year,...
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Timber an “exciting, low-carbon solution to our built environment emissions”, says APPG Chair
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APPG for the Timber Industries Chair, Baroness Hayman of Ullock, gives her thoughts on the latest timber policy report: Climate change is increasingly central to global policy discussions and for good reason. If we are to ensure a sustainable future for all we must take action, and we must do...
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APPG Report Launch
New timber policy report launched in House of Lords
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The APPG for the Timber Industries launched its latest report – Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions – to a packed out reception in the House of Lords last month. The new report investigates where barriers exist to expanding timber use in the UK, and what policy solutions are available to...
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