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TTF launches new Cladding Working Group
20th May 2019

TTF launches new Cladding Working Group

TTF launches new Cladding Working Group

On 30th April some 35 representatives of companies and organisations with an interest in the future of timber cladding met at the new TTF Cladding Working Group. Both TTF merchant and supplier members were present.

The agenda for the meeting covered changes to regulations on combustible materials and the Combustible Materials Consultation, including the joint response from the Timber Trade Federation and the Wood Protection Association, and lobbying activities. A session was held on fire rated products and the CPR, giving guidance on responsibility and liability, and on QA assurance schemes for fire-rated products and installation. Guidance to TTF and WPA members on labelling was also discussed in relation to product types. Lastly the meeting discussed production of a possible buyers’ or specifiers’ guide, and training, PR and marketing.

This is one of three of our new Working Groups being launched in 2019 on specific areas of the wood supply chain, intended to develop and share best practice and knowledge, and to promote understanding amongst the customer base.