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Talentview Construction launches to attract apprentices

Talentview Construction

Talentview Construction launches to attract apprentices  The Construction Talent Retention Scheme has launched its eagerly awaited Talentview Construction (TVC) platform to match construction firms with young job seekers. TVC is the new Government-backed and Construction Industry Training Board industry levy-funded scheme to help young people find their first jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships in construction and … Continue reading “Talentview Construction launches to attract apprentices”

Code for Construction Product Information published

Code for construciton products

The new Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) has been issued to enable construction product manufacturers to prove their willingness to provide high standards of product information and prioritise product safety.  As a response to the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster, the 11-clause code aims to promote … Continue reading “Code for Construction Product Information published”

Domino effect as logistics compound materials and labour concerns

Lorry with Trussed Rafters

One of the hot topics discussed by North, Midlands, Southern and Scottish TRA members at the recent regional on-line meeting was the delays created by the shortage of lorry drivers in the UK. The recent queues at petrol stations have highlighted that the UK needs 100,000 lorry drivers to solve the shortage caused by a … Continue reading “Domino effect as logistics compound materials and labour concerns”

Can C24 grade timber help us through the softwood shortages?

TR 26 Timber

Photo credit: Vida Wood A new technical card has been issued by the TRA to discuss the use of alternative timber grades during the softwood supply shortage. The card describes how TR26 grade became the predominant requirement for the trussed rafter sector in the UK. Timber suppliers have specialised in this grade as it’s economically … Continue reading “Can C24 grade timber help us through the softwood shortages?”

Timber supply tension will ease given time, say major associations

Timber demand and supply in the UK

As a member of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), the Trussed Rafter Association has participated in developing a market statement intended to calm fears about the current demand/supply and price imbalance of structural wood. The partner associations within the CTI do not believe the current situation is a ‘new normal’ that will continue into … Continue reading “Timber supply tension will ease given time, say major associations”

Disappointment or relief about CE Marking recognition timetable?

News that publication of the Building Safety Bill will delay the date for ending recognition of CE marked construction products in the UK is a bit of a dilemma for UK-based TRA members. As most construction product manufacturers in the UK almost exclusively supply to their national market, many TRA members have been keen to … Continue reading “Disappointment or relief about CE Marking recognition timetable?”

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