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26 November 2021

With the eyes of the world on COP26 in the first two weeks of November, the global timber industry has been collectively hosting a World of Wood Festival.
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26 November 2021

Six structures and two product designs have been announced as the Wood Awards 2021 winners at a ceremony on 25 November held at the Building Centre, London.
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25 November 2021

More than 150 members came together for the inaugural Timber Development UK AGM and Global Timber Conference, marking the beginning of a new era for the UK timber industry.
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24 November 2021

Timber Development UK – the organisation formed from the merger of TRADA and Timber Trade Federation – is delighted to introduce Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge.
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24 November 2021

Oliver Hartley-Booth outlines the topics discussed by this focus group to help increase the use of mass timber in the commercial office market.
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24 November 2021

Kelly Harrison discusses how engineered timber offers solutions to the challenges of adapting existing buildings, and highlights lessons learned.
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24 November 2021

Lee Murphy assesses the challenges and the overall benefits of using mass timber in roof top construction.
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10 November 2021

Timber Development UK is bringing clarity to how to account for embodied carbon in timber construction with a newly released technical paper.
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02 November 2021

The next session of TRADA’s latest Learn with TRADA Live series Fundamentals of timber, which provides a comprehensive overview of the many aspects of timber, is Moisture in wood – Part 2 with Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, at...
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29 October 2021

The Oak Frame Training Forum (OFTF) is a training group formed by The Carpenters’ Fellowship (CF) in response to our members needs for training, qualifications and accreditation which had hitherto been unavailable within our specialist sector. We provide the full...
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28 October 2021

To avert the worst effects of climate change, the global forest and timber industries are calling on politicians to urgently support the scaling up of the use of wood in a new manifesto.
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27 October 2021

Redhill Barn was once a large roofless ruin, standing in a Devon field without access, water or electricity. Within its stone walls the architectural practice TYPE has created a new home which is now the hub of an ecological smallholding....
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25 October 2021

With the eyes of the world on COP26 in the first two weeks of November, the global timber industry is collectively hosting a World of Wood festival. We want you to join us in this six-week celebration of global timber...
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22 October 2021

SMEs represent 90% of business globally, employing 2 billion people, so the SME Climate Hub – a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action and building business resilience – is an invitation to...
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22 October 2021

To deliver a zero carbon future we need a skilled workforce at trade, technician and professional level – but who will train them and where will they train?
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22 October 2021

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association (STA), discusses how structural timber systems can help the UK construction industry deliver both quality and sustainability assurances.
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21 October 2021

Steve Corbett, Senior Design Manager, Green Oak Carpentry Company, lists the ways in which designers and engineers can work together to create successful projects.
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20 October 2021

Dr Mila Duncheva, Lecturer in Architectural Technology, Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures, Edinburgh Napier University, analyses the effects of Covid-19 on economic sustainability.
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