Net Zero

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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Highlights
TDUK’s 2023: read all about our highlights!
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Merry Christmas! It's been a packed year for Timber Development UK. We've been busy promoting timber in construction across the board, working hard to support our members and their businesses.  Here's a selection of highlights from a very productive 2023... Launch of our Timber Knowledge Sheets Discover how the timber...
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Timber takes centre stage in House of Commons
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The APPG for the Timber Industries hosted its annual autumn parliamentary luncheon in the House of Commons on 22 November. Just hours before the Westminster Hall Roof and Lantern was crowned the winner in the Restoration and Reuse category at this year’s Wood Awards, industry figures and MPs had passed...
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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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The government should seize net zero opportunities, not shy away from them
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TDUK is disappointed to see the government roll back on its hugely important net zero commitments. This week, Rishi Sunak announced a major retreat on some of the government’s biggest green commitments, including a delay on the ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035 as well as...
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From blueprint to greenprint: the government’s roadmap to timber construction
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While Parliament was in recess this summer, the Confederation of Timber Industries were hard at work on the Timber in Construction Roadmap - due to be published in November. The government’s long promised Timber in Construction Policy Roadmap will support the expansion of low-carbon timber construction in the UK, following...
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net zero carbon homes
The Crown Estate launches demonstration projects to trial net zero carbon homes
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The Crown Estate is launching two pilot housing projects to test different approaches to building net zero homes. The projects have been identified to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering industry-leading net zero housing developments. Both will draw on best practice in sustainable design and construction and encourage innovation...
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Timber an “exciting, low-carbon solution to our built environment emissions”, says APPG Chair
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APPG for the Timber Industries Chair, Baroness Hayman of Ullock, gives her thoughts on the latest timber policy report: Climate change is increasingly central to global policy discussions and for good reason. If we are to ensure a sustainable future for all we must take action, and we must do...
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A Passivhaus haven of timber tranquility
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A timber-framed Passivhaus in Warwickshire, Larch Corner boasts some truly impressive credentials. Mark Siddall, of architecture practice LEAP, took on a challenging project and delivered an extraordinarily efficient building. It is 195 times more airtight than 2023 UK building regulations require. It is also a haven of timber-based tranquillity –...
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