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Challenging softwood market for remainder of 2020

As many of you will have seen recently, the cost of structural timber is rocketing, particularly in the USA. Even the Daily Telegraph has announced, “lumber prices hit record high after lockdown spurs DIY boom”. So, how will this impact on the softwood market here in the UK? Over the past 40 years the softwood sector in … Continue reading “Challenging softwood market for remainder of 2020”

New timber industry campaign to reduce CO2 in construction

Wood Costs Less

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 reduce carbon emissions. It is supported by Wood for Good, Swedish Wood, Confor, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF),  … Continue reading “New timber industry campaign to reduce CO2 in construction”

Trussed Rafter Association fully supports construction industry recovery plan

Roadmap for change

The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has welcomed the publication of the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) which sets out a two-year plan to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors, and through them the wider UK economy, post-pandemic. The plan’s key objectives are focused on: Modernisation through … Continue reading “Trussed Rafter Association fully supports construction industry recovery plan”

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