MP visits Donaldson Offsite factory

MP visits Donaldson Offsite factory
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Robert Courts, the Member of Parliament for Witney, visited the Donaldson Timber Systems factory on Friday (10 November) to see first-hand the benefits of offsite timber construction. During the visit, Mr. Courts was given a presentation and tour of the site by CTI Chairman Alex Goodfellow and Donaldson Manufacturing Director...
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Research agenda sets out to define the ambitions of the European forest industry
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Swedish researchers and key players from the forest-based sector have drawn up a joint research agenda that sets out the investments needed to support sustainable societal development, according to Swedish Forest Industries. Two priority areas for this agenda are the need for forestry management practices that protect biodiversity and steps...
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New policy report outlines how the UK Government can decarbonise construction
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The APPG for the Timber Industries launched its latest report – Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions. The latest report investigates where barriers exist to expanding timber use, and what policy solutions are available to Government to address them. The report is structured around key policy themes identified by the timber...
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Embodied carbon.
TDUK Spring Policy Update
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TDUK Policy Executive Jack Clappen reflects on a busy winter period of political advocacy for the Confederation of Timber Industries. A little more than a year ago, the Environmental Audit Committee recognised timber as essential for decarbonising our built environment in their landmark report ‘Building to net zero: costing carbon...
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‘Skills Action Plan’ launched at Futurebuild
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Timber Development has unveiled a comprehensive Timber in Construction - Skills Action Plan in partnership with the HCI Skills Gateway, aimed at equipping the UK construction industry with the necessary skills to increase the use of timber and achieve net-zero targets. With the construction industry responsible for almost 40% of...
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Construction barriers
Mapping the barriers to using more timber in construction
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The Timber in Construction Working Group has opened a survey to better understand barriers and enablers to the use of timber systems in construction. The findings will help inform work by the government on the safe and sustainable use of timber in construction including the creation of a Timber in...
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Construction barriers
Another one bites the dust – Rachel Maclean MP becomes latest Housing Minister
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Timber Development UK was disappointed to hear that we lost another Minister of State for Housing last week. Rachel Maclean MP has replaced Lucy Frazer MP, who lasted just 91 days in the job before her promotion to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The UK Housing Minister has...
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Offsite timber manufacturing
Shadow Levelling Up Minister sees benefits of offsite timber manufacturing
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Shadow Levelling Up Minister and MP for Nottingham North, Alex Norris MP, visited Donaldson Offsite’s operations in Ilkeston, Derbyshire – the UK’s largest trussed rafter and timber floor factory – this week. In his capacity as Shadow Levelling Up Minister and Vice Chair of the APPG for the Timber Industries,...
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Embodied Carbon
Net Zero Review marks positive start to 2023
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A net zero economy is the ‘growth opportunity of the 21st Century’ according to a new report from a UK Government sponsored report. Former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore MP published his Net Zero Review last Friday, putting forward a set of 129 recommendations to accelerate this shift. Key among these recommendations is...
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COP27
Timber Development UK supports Broader Market Recognition at COP27
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At COP27 on Wednesday 16 November, TDUK presented as part of a high-level event at the Indonesian Pavilion, to support “Creating Incentives through Broader Market Recognition of National Systems”. As the private sector, TDUK advocates that good forest governance must be supported with strong market incentives, and the Broader Market...
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