Construction Tag

Funding of up to £1,000 is available for women in the construction and engineering sector thanks to Women & Leadership International.Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s construction and engineering sector.The campaign is providing women with grants of up...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. It originally appeared on the FMB website Architects’ creations often go in fashions, but there’s one fashion which, with the advance of climate change, is here to stay, and that’s the ever-increasing use of wood, internally and...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins.   Continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing inevitable economic uncertainty and stress, but the timber sector and Timber Trade Federation is focused on business development regardless, writes TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. The defining characteristic...

Yesterday (18th December 2018) the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the government will implement the recommendations in full made by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review of building regulations and fire safety published following the Grenfell Tower fire. MHCLG also...

Below is summary of the changes to the Approved Documents following the Government’s consultation on banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings. (The consultation can be found here) The changes to Approved Document B volume 2 and Approved Document...

Last week, the Government announced an amendment to part B of the building regulations which has implications for timber components of buildings in and on external walls. The regulations specify that for all residential developments above 18m, all materials in or on the external wall must...