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Reaction to the 2014 Budget

Following George Osborne’s statement today, Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, gave his reaction to the Chancellor’s proposals.
Following George Osborne’s statement today, Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, gave his reaction to the Chancellor’s proposals.

“We welcome the commitment from George Osborne that we should build more homes which offer families more aspiration.  The proposed Ebbsfleet garden city, as well as measures to boost the construction of homes, are very welcome.  What is essential, however, is to ensure these homes are both sustainable and energy efficient.  These large scale projects offer the UK the opportunity to grasp the benefits of building in timber, which is a modern and quick method of construction that will allow the Government to tick all the boxes in terms of environmental performance through construction and the life of the buildings.  It offers the UK a real chance to be a leader in sustainable construction.”
 
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