The UK Government has published its “Timber in Construction Roadmap”. The Ministerial foreword to the policy paper states that: “This document has been co-created with significant input from industry partners and academia and sets out the actions needed to ensure we can safely utilise timber in construction as part of this decarbonisation journey.”
The British Woodworking Federation welcomes the UK Government’s Timber in Construction Roadmap which recognises the critical contribution this low-carbon material can make towards the UK’s to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
The BWF has been an integral member of the Timber in Construction Working Group which was established in 2022. It has worked with other stakeholders across the industry to inform the Roadmap.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs led the Timber in Construction Working Group which is a joint government initiative across various governmental departments, including the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It recognises timber construction and timber products as a solution to achieve the governments Net Zero target and supports an increase in the use of timber, and to expand forest coverage in the UK.
The initiative included an industry stakeholder group from the whole supply chain who all contributed towards the Roadmap, the British Woodworking Federation are proud to be part of this important move towards increasing the use of timber.
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