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Embodied Carbon
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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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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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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Kevin McCloud speaking at Architects Declare's launch of the Building Blocks manifesto
The Building Blocks manifesto – turning climate catastrophe into climate opportunity
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he expects to go to the polls "in the second half" of 2024: this will be an election year for the UK. The Building Blocks manifesto should be required reading for all political parties. A self-described “call to action for the next UK government”,...
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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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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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Embodied Carbon
Research Summary Proves Timber Is The Lowest Carbon Option
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Timber structural frames have lower embodied carbon than their equivalents in steel or concrete. That is one of several findings in the research paper Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures. Perhaps you already knew that was the case. But this research -  by Jim Hart,...
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future for Timber
Painting a Picture of the future for Timber
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With low-carbon construction now a global issue, policy makers around the world are looking to encourage more timber construction. TDUK looks at how the UK is shaping up, and what needs to be done to affect real change. Timber bodies across the UK have been hard at work promoting the...
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Sustainable Timber Use
Sustainable Timber Use
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The need to preserve natural resources for future generations has led to increasing interest in the use of timber as a building material. Timber is sustainable due to its inherent properties and characteristics, including its ability to absorb and store carbon for extended periods of time.
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