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‘Work from home’ reminder for construction – review your arrangements, urges CLC

Andy Mitchell, CLC

The co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Andy Mitchell, has published a letter on the CLC website reminding the construction industry about the rules and guidelines for safe working during the coronavirus pandemic. As the peak of the Covid-19 crisis appears to be upon us, the strong message to construction employers throughout the supply … Continue reading “‘Work from home’ reminder for construction – review your arrangements, urges CLC”

Secretary of States writes open letter to construction

Kwasi Kwarteng letter

The newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, has written an open letter to the construction sector regarding its work through the new national lockdown. In the letter, he reconfirms that firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain should continue to operate. “It is vital … Continue reading “Secretary of States writes open letter to construction”

Strengthen your timber purchasing strategy for 2021

James Jones sawmill

TRA members have reported strong demand for trussed rafters and other timber engineered products through into December.  This is obviously good news – but it does put pressure on an already-stretched supply chain for structural timber. As emphasised at the TRA’s meetings earlier this year, it is essential that members strengthen their planned purchasing strategies through … Continue reading “Strengthen your timber purchasing strategy for 2021”

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”

TTF report shows timber supply chain well prepared to support construction

A report released today shows that the timber supply chain are fully prepared to support construction with companies stocked at either normal or above normal levels for this time of year (88%). Based on a survey of TTF members from around the UK, there were responses from 54 member companies, reflecting a diverse supply chain … Continue reading “TTF report shows timber supply chain well prepared to support construction”

Trussed Rafter Association