merchants

birch plywood
Check where your birch plywood comes from or risk fines
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The European Commission’s latest Birch Plywood ruling is a reminder for UK merchants to check the origins of their own timber supplies, says David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK. The European Commission has extended its anti-dumping duties to include Türkiye and Kazakhstan following an investigation into the circumvention of...
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Everything you need to know about timber
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Timber Development UK is working tirelessly to introduce new timber resources for merchants, builders and everyone involved in the timber supply chain. CEO David Hopkins explores the latest additions. At TDUK we believe that providing merchants and their customers with access to valuable information about building with timber is fundamental...
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Timber Topics May 2024 | Timber Treatments
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Timber Development UK and The Wood Protection Association are working to improve merchants’ knowledge of the different timber treatments and when they should be used. In this month’s Timber Topics, TDUK offers some top tips on how to make sure you’re talking the right language when it comes to timber...
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Timber Topics April 2024 | Hardwood flooring
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Hardwood flooring is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of luxury to their home, making it a great stock choice for merchants.
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Timber Topics March 2024 | Decking
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Here, Timber Development UK offers some top tips to make sure you’re selling the right products, and how you can upsell and encourage additional purchases.
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Timber Topics February 2024 | Roofing battens
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Here, Timber Development UK offers some top tips to make sure you’re selling the right products, and how you can upsell and encourage additional purchases.
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Timber Topics January 2024 | Stock up for winter
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Here, Timber Development UK offers some top tips to make sure you’re selling the right products, and how you can upsell and encourage additional purchases.
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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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Why embodied carbon is the road to true net zero
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As the UK construction industry works towards reducing carbon emissions, John Smith, technical director at Donaldson Timber Systems, discusses why embodied carbon is critical to its success. The journey to Net Zero Carbon homes is well underway, with the first Building Regulations changes already in effect as we work towards...
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housing
Low-carbon housing needs serious attention
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The announcement of yet another new Housing Minister brings into sharp relief the need for Government to focus seriously on the needs of the construction sector, says David Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of Timber Development UK. Rachel Maclean MP was named Minister of State for Housing on 7 February –...
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