TDUK Trade Note calls for clarity on UKCA/CE marking

TDUK Trade Note calls for clarity on UKCA/CE marking
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is calling for the next government to remove the continuing uncertainty around CE marking and the UKCA mark on construction products. At the point that the UK exited the EU back in January 2020, the UK government was very firmly of the intent that recognition of...
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TDUK & Structural Timber Association sign MOU to help develop timber construction market
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help grow and develop the timber construction market. Under the terms of the agreement the two parties have agreed to form a partnership in order to collaborate on technical projects to further the...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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Upskill your staff on the use and benefits of timber in building
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Are you a TDUK member who wants to upskill your staff? Would you like to help build a cross-sector network of architects, engineers and project managers all working together to promote the use of timber in construction? If so, then the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED1) course could be for...
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supply chain risks
New law allows shipping containers to be traded using digital documents for the first time
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A new law has been passed to allow shipping containers to be traded using digital documents, not paper ones, the government has announced. The Electronic Trade Documents Act has received Royal Assent, which means electronic trade documents will be granted the same legal status as physical trade documents. This has...
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Maximise your timber sales with new merchant guide
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Timber Development UK has created The Merchant Guide to Selling Timber, a comprehensive new resource to help merchants make the most of their sales of timber and timber products. The aim of the Guide is to be an introduction to timber and timber products written specifically for timber and builders’ merchants,...
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EU Deforestation Regulation
The EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains has come into force
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The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), scheduled to replace the current EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the European Union, came into force on 29 June 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation period. This regulation will significantly enhance data gathering efforts and due diligence requirements for all businesses involved in the...
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Trade mission to Mexico
Trade mission to Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala – would you like to join?
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Would you like to explore tropical species and suppliers in Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala?  Would it help you to know how community forests are managed and supported by local NGOs to allow responsible and ethical sourcing? The Rainforest Alliance and ATIBT are organising a multinational trade mission to...
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CE marking to UKCA
What the UKCA delays mean for timber
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The UK government has, at the eleventh hour, delayed the date when businesses must have switched from CE marking to UKCA marking on their products.  In December 2022, the UK Government announced it is delaying the full implementation of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking scheme for products sold in...
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battens
Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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