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Twitter7 Dec RT @STAtimber: In Amsterdam, a new law has passed that we see all new housing projects from 2025 be constructed with at least 20% biobased…7 Dec The Government’s #BuildBackGreener document has set out plans and recommendations for how find a solution to the cl… https://t.co/1zMxeQd9Q17 Dec In Amsterdam, a new law has passed that we see all new housing projects from 2025 be constructed with at least 20%… https://t.co/zEKVN54fxW7 Dec RT @leadersmeets: For the UK to meet its legal target of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, the construction industry needs to embrace the…

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Structural Timber Association responds to the Government’s Net Zero strategy

25th November 2021
The Structural Timber Association (STA) has welcomed the Government's Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, which places a firm emphasis on reducing the embodied carbon of buildings by adopting more sustainable materials, such as timber. ...
 

One Manchester Sets High Standards for Energy Efficiency

25th November 2021
Construction membranes from Glidevale Protect have been installed throughout a flagship low carbon newbuild development for social housing provider, One Manchester, helping meet stringent airtightness and energy efficiency targets. ...
 

Is timber the solution to the housing crisis?

18th November 2021
Local authorities throughout the UK are facing great difficulty as they attempt to rapidly increase their housing stock and deliver affordable homes, whilst also meeting environmental targets. Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the...
 

Guest blog: Timber around the world

11th November 2021
Growing the use of mass timber in Canada It's not just the UK that stands to benefit from the wider adoption of structural timber building solutions. In fact, there are a number of countries which could also use the material...
 

Timber around the world - England V Scotland

3rd November 2021
Across the globe, there are many examples of countries that have embraced the use of structural timber, yet the situation in the UK is rather more complicated. The uptake of timber varies enormously between the home nations – with...
 

Timber around the world - Mass timber in the USA – part 2

25th October 2021
Q&A with Jake Concannon, Vice President of Gallagher Global In the second part of our Q&A with Gallagher Global’s Vice President, Jake Concannon, we learn more about how the insurance sector...
 

Timber around the world - Mass timber in the USA – part 1

18th October 2021
Q&A with Jake Concannon, Vice President at Gallagher Global Many nations across the world have adopted timber as their primary building material, yet the UK lags well behind. Over the coming months we will be asking why this...
 

RIBA updates the 2030 Climate Challenge

10th October 2021
Jess Hrivnak, Sustainable Development Adviser at RIBA, explains the changes that have been made to the 2030 Climate Challenge, in light of new performance data. Why is the RIBA's 2030 Climate Challenge important? The UK built...
 

Renovation Wood

25th September 2021
Here, Paul Brannen, CEI-Bois & Chair of the Timber Sector Group planning for COP 26, looks at Europe's carbon capture and storage mechanism. As a climate warning, it could hardly have been starker; "I want...
 

The Circular Economy: Explained

18th September 2021
The model for a sustainable future The Government's ambition to achieve Net Zero status by 2050 may leave many assuming that there is ample time to adjust our behaviours in order to make this a reality. However, the fact of...
 

Structural timber: focusing on the facts

8th September 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...
 

A new era for housing

28th August 2021
Recently, the UK government reaffirmed its commitment to building more homes, as well as working to reshape the nation's economy. In this article, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA) explains that whilst...
 

The Future Homes Standard - An opportunity missed

20th August 2021
Despite concerted efforts from industry action groups and commentators to draw attention to shortcomings in the proposals, the Government's response to the Future Homes Standard consultation has fallen woefully below that which is required to...
 

Fighting fake news

1st August 2021
A wise man once said that 'a lie can travel half-way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.' Unfortunately, that statement has never been more relevant than it is today. From politics to pop...
 

Timber Beacon shortlisted for COP26

28th July 2021
Commissioned by CEI-Bois, architects dRMM have designed a reusable timber pavilion for COP26 for the UN climate change talks to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK in November 2021. 'Timber Beacon' is dRMM's response to the...
 

 
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