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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to start next week

The British Business Bank has confirmed that it will administer the Government’s new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBILS) to support small businesses in the UK, starting from Monday 23 March. To be eligible for support via CBILS, the small business must: Be UK based, with turnover of no more than £41 million per annum … Continue reading “Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to start next week”

Carpentry and timber engineering students to benefit from agreement between TRA and IoC

Carpentry and timber engineering students are set to benefit from a reciprocal agreement formed between the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) and the Institute of Carpenters (IoC). As part of the agreement the TRA will present at the IoC’s city hub workshops which take place at construction colleges across the UK, offering students the chance to … Continue reading “Carpentry and timber engineering students to benefit from agreement between TRA and IoC”

College’s timber talent given safety briefing on roof construction

Nick Boulton presenting at the Talking Timber event at NPTC Group

The next generation of timber industry professionals were provided with a vital briefing on safety and quality issues in trussed rafter roof construction at the first Talking Timber event held at Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) Group this month. With the UK construction industry facing serious skills shortages, the current generations of students are the … Continue reading “College’s timber talent given safety briefing on roof construction”

New technical guidance published for housebuilders to boost uptake of gable wall spandrel panels

Gable Wall Spandrel Panels Guide

A new technical guide is being issued to housebuilders in the UK to boost uptake of gable wall spandrel panels, a readily available component that can support the industry as it moves towards modern methods of construction (MMC). Gable wall spandrel panels are an offsite manufactured product, put together in quality-assured factory conditions before being … Continue reading “New technical guidance published for housebuilders to boost uptake of gable wall spandrel panels”

Trussed Rafter Association urges new government to deliver on housing promises

Following the re-election of the Conservative party, Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA), urged the new government to deliver on its campaign promises. He commented: “Throughout the election campaign, a consistent need raised by people in all communities across the country was the need for more, and better, housing. The Conservatives … Continue reading “Trussed Rafter Association urges new government to deliver on housing promises”

TRA backs Mace’s call for next UK government to support the construction industry

The recently published ‘A Manifesto for Construction and the Built Environment’ produced by Mace, calls for the next government to support construction in order to deliver on Construction 2025 ambitions. It covers nine key areas which need to be addressed across construction by the next government. The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) fully supports the proposals, … Continue reading “TRA backs Mace’s call for next UK government to support the construction industry”

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