merchants

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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timber cladding
Remind your customers to check timber cladding
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A recent flurry of cladding inspection requests received by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association has revealed that basic, fundamental installation principles for timber cladding are being ignored.  Timber cladding is often installed as a rainscreen on buildings across the UK. To operate correctly as such, the cladding must be...
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TDUK resources
Make the most of TDUK resources
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At Timber Development UK our remit is to provide our members with the very latest news, information and updates from across the timber supply chain. Every day we work to connect, inspire and support more than 1,500 businesses to build a better world through wood. The Timber Development UK website...
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supply chain risks
Beware new importers bearing Birch Plywood
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is warning merchants to carry out thorough checks of any offers of Birch Plywood imports from new importers they may receive. TDUK continues to hear worrying reports about its members being offered new import channels of Birch Plywood by companies in the Far East and China....
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TimberTED - Sign up to new course.
Make the most of our timber knowledge
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Knowledge is the most powerful weapon that any company can have at its disposal – and that’s especially true for builders’ and timber merchants. Timber Development UK’s David Hopkins reveals the latest educational resources available to timber and builders’ merchants. The merger of the Timber Trade Federation and the Timber...
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Guard against early joist failure
Guard against early joist failure
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Timber Development UK and the Timber Decking & Cladding Association are working together to give merchants the resources they need to sell the correct components for timber decking.
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New handbook provides insight into timber decking
New handbook provides insight into timber decking
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A new Timber Decking Handbook is now available free to all builders' merchants, specifiers, landscapers and builders.
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No more choppy water?
No more choppy water?
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David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK, says the future looks bright for the timber industry in 2022.
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