Housing Tag

What do you do when an eminent Japanese Doctor of Architecture asks to incorporate a visit to a modern timber frame house while in the UK with his five architecture students? You contact the Chris James, Chair of EATTA and Tabitha Binding, University Engagement Manager...

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...

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...

[Last update: 16th October 2018] The charts below  - part of the TTF Statistical Bulletin for October 2018 - focus on Construction Output - Signs of Recovery.   Construction was particularly badly affected by the freezing weather in the early part of 2018 but as the year progressed, and despite...

[Last update: 10th July 2018] The charts below  - part of the TTF Statistical Bulletin for July 2018 - focus on the decline of Construction Output early 2018.   UK housing starts in 2017 grew by around 5% to reach a total of 196,000, the best year for housing starts since before the...

A report by the House of Commons Library in 2017 showed that home ownership amongst those aged 34 and under had fallen by 20% since 1996. Additionally, the British Woodworking Federation has estimated that around 4,000 new joinery workers are needed per year, highlighting the...

[Published: 22 November 2017] The charts below are extracted from the TTF's National Softwood Division (NSD) Softwood Forecasts for 2018. The TTF’s National Softwood Division (NSD) has issued its latest Softwood Forecasts for 2018. These show disappointingly low growth at 0.5% for 2018. This follows a general upward trend of...