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Timber Policy
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Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
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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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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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YIMBY v NIMBY – Battle for the future of UK housing
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Our Policy Executive, Jack Clappen, looks at the key takeaways from the 2023 party conference season and what it means for the timber industry.  Housing is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 election, with renters, home-owners, and new buyers all struggling amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Rents are...
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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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Autumn Policy Update
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In just a few months, the Government will launch its much-anticipated Timber in Construction Roadmap, which will outline how we can expand low-carbon timber construction in the UK. Communication is essential to the Roadmap’s success, and the CTI will work hard to ensure key stakeholders are made aware of the report...
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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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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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What does the government’s latest housing policy mean for the timber industry?
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This week, the UK Government announced its latest effort to tackle the housing crisis. With housing a key driver of timber demand in the UK, we delve into what this latest announcement means for our industry. The government has pledged to build one million homes over this Parliament session by...
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More wood in construction essential to net zero, says Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)
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In its latest report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals – the EAC has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. Over the last year,...
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