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Structural Timber News

Structural timber: focusing on the facts

2nd June 2021
In recent years, governments across the globe have taken steps to combat the greatest threat of our times: climate change. However, targets are at risk of not being met and the time left to act is rapidly running out....
 

Building a Safer Future Charter launches with first companies on way to becoming ‘Charter Champions’

20th May 2021
The Building a Safer Future (BSF) Charter has launched its ‘Charter Champion’ company initiative to help companies drive the systemic culture change required to put building safety first. Through robust self-assessment, benchmarking...
 

Timber industry calls for embodied carbon to be regulated

17th May 2021
The timber industry is calling for embodied carbon to be regulated in response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) recent inquiry into the sustainability of the built environment. In response to the EAC’s...
 

Lowfield Timber Frames invests in response to climate emergency

17th May 2021
Mid Wales based timber frame manufacturers Lowfield Timber Frames (LTF) have seen a rapid increase in demand for passiv haus builds over recent years. Having previously completed the first passiv haus social housing scheme in Powys,...
 

Timber frame construction the Norbord way

13th April 2021
Timber frame construction brings many benefits to the housebuilding industry, including quicker build times, quieter assembly, fewer deliveries to site, cost savings and a reduction in defects. Underpinning these advantages, Norbord’s...
 

Sustainability - Building with timber for a zero-carbon future

2nd March 2021
The use of correctly designed and engineered timber solutions is a key driver in the delivery of net-zero by 2050. While insurers are wary of the risks associated with structural timber, the insurance and construction industries need to...
 

Pasquill creates bespoke hexadecagon roof for Loch-side holiday home

15th January 2021
Pasquill, the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses, has created an intricate system of timber roofing for a dream holiday home near the picturesque village of Plockton, part of the Scottish Highlands. This...
 

Taylor Lane timber frame aids fast track completion of service family homes

15th January 2021
Taylor Lane Timber Frame is pleased to announce that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) housing scheme across Salisbury Plain Training Area is now complete. In a little over two and half years, main contractor...
 

New timber industry campaign to reduce CO2 in construction

28th August 2020
Contractors / builders / engineers / housebuilders are being urged to use more timber to meet the UK's net zero target. The Wood CO2ts less campaign aims to increase awareness of timber's environmental credentials and highlight...
 

SIP Systems – Delivering Energy Efficient Buildings

26th August 2020
The dynamic and fast-moving pace of the structural timber sector delivers a vast array of buildings through innovative construction methods. Here Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association discusses the benefits of...
 

New industry campaign - Wood CO2ts Less

13th July 2020
A new industry campaign to showcase timber's environmental credentials is being launched today (13 July) 'Wood CO2ts less' is raising awareness of how using wood from sustainably managed forests is one of the simplest ways to help...
 

Calling all structural timber systems manufacturers – TTJ Awards voting is go!

15th June 2020
Voting for the Structural Timber Systems Supplier of the Year in this year’s Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) Awards is open until July 10. The TTJ Awards, which has been running for 24 years, rewards customer service and...
 

CLT Pioneers Invest in new fire research and compliance framework

14th June 2020
Existing buildings and new construction account for nearly 40% of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions according to a World Green Building Council report published in September 2019. As a robust, fast, clean, sustainable and renewable method of...
 

Insurance implications of the new timber frame fire safety in use research

26th May 2020
In our latest expert opinion article, Marcus Saunders, Client Service Executive for construction at leading insurance broker and risk management expert Gallagher, tells us what the new research from the Structural Timber Association (STA) into...
 

Roundtable: Plotting the route to net zero carbon

7th April 2020
The STA recently hosted a roundtable discussion with Building Magazine, gathering industry experts to discuss the challenges of banishing carbon emissions, from how to deliver green schemes affordably, to what clients want, and the action...
 

 
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