Housing Tag

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) today welcomed the ‘Bigger Better Forests’ report from Policy Exchange, which calls for the greater use of timber in construction to help stimulate the forestry sector in the UK and combat climate change. The researchers recognised that reaching the high planting targets...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) today welcomed housing pledges made by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, and backed calls from the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) for these homes to be built with low carbon materials. Labour committed to building 100,000 council homes and “at least” 50,000 affordable homes via...

A third of the new homes built in the UK today are of timber frame, but expansion of this would bring climate and environmental benefits, such as the massive storage of CO2, contributing also to the UK’s climate change targets.  Advice to central government includes implementing...

The latest edition of Timber Forum News, a free magazine for timber and builder merchants published by the Builders' Merchants Federation and the Timber Trade Federation, is now available online. Inside you will find articles on the launch of the a new report on how timber...

A report launched today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for housebuilding whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The report argues that using...

Sustainable forest Södra Wood Sweden Builders know a ‘nice bit of wood’ when they see it. Yet today’s range of wood products, with their technical and climate change capabilities, are broadening builders’ horizons. With the help of our members, we brought Federation of Master Builders members...

(Left to right) Ian Millard, Helen Hewitt, Roy Wakeman, David Hopkins, Martin Whitfield, Anthony Thistleton, Vincent Stops The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries has launched an inquiry into how timber can help solve the housing crisis. The House of Commons Library has estimated that...