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Build UK position on the continuation of the CITB Levy
29 June 2017 - Over the last six months, Build UK has been working with its members to understand their individual positions on the continuation of the CITB Levy. In summary, with a new executive team in place at CITB and the industry working in partnership to set the agenda, Build UK believe that it will be more efficient for employers to reform and support CITB by agreeing to the continuation of the CITB Levy than to look for an alternative means of delivering the skills we need. Read more...Latest News
Environment Agency publishes new guidance on Waste Wood
31 May 2017 - The Environment Agency has published a comprehensive overview on waste wood; what waste wood is, how it is classified and categorised, how it is regulated and issues arising from its regulation. Read more...Latest News
WWF teams up with manufacturers to review environmental performance of wood versus PVCu windows
31 May 2017 - In 2005 the WWF reviewed evidence on the lifecycle and environmental performance of wood versus PVCu windows. More than a decade on, with concerns about chemicals in our environment and the rising tide of plastic waste continuing, the Wood Window Alliance look at what has changed. Read more...Latest News
CTI urges government to use timber to improve quality and quantity of UK housing supply
18 May 2017 - The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has responded to the recent White Paper: Fixing our Broken Housing Market highlighting the vital role timber has in delivering sustainable and quality homes Read more...Latest News
New report on wood windows looks at windows in our home and a growing concern with PVCu
18 May 2017 - The 'Windows on the World' consumer report found that, when it comes to the most desirable materials, timber is cited by 67% of homeowners as the material they would like to have more of in their homes. Read more...Latest News
Latest CPA Forecasts indicate construction to beat post Brexit expectations but growth reliant on infrastructure delivery
25 April 2017 - While the figures may fuel hope of a resilient UK construction industry amid Brexit-related anxieties and rising costs, the growth masks a considerable difference in activity across the key construction sectors Read more...Latest News
Joinery company fined £300,000 after worker knocked unconscious while unloading heavy glazed doors
21 April 2017 - A Warwick joinery business has been heavily fined after one of its workers was struck by a triple-glazed double door during unloading at a construction site. Read more...Latest News
BWF responds to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper through the Confederation of Timber Industries
18 April 2017 - The response sets out policy asks to ensure that the timber industry can supporting a productive future for the UK economy. Read more...Latest News
British standards on windows and external doorsets up for review
5 April 2017 - The following standards have been flagged by BSI for review... Read more...Latest News
Minimum wage, SSP, parental pay and income tax thresholds to change from April 2017
23 March 2017 - The national minimum wage rates and apprenticeship rates are among an number of employment changes being brought in in April 2017. Read more...Latest News
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