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Timber

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much independently certified timber is being used in the refurbishment of Clive House; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.[108152]

3.47 m3 of independently certified carcassing timber and 94 m2 of independently certified plywood are being used in the refurbishment of Clive House: 100 per cent. of the timber purchased.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what refurbishment is being undertaken at Clive House; how much timber is being used for this refurbishment and for what purpose; which companies are supplying the timber for this refurbishment; and when the refurbishment is due to be completed. [108153]

Clive House is being refurbished to provide office accommodation for the Lord Chancellor's Department, necessitated as a result of expiring leases on existing accommodation. The building is being stripped to the core and new windows, roof, plant, lifts, cabling and plumbing being installed. 3.47 m3 of carcassing timber and 94 m2 of plywood are being used to manufacture 350 new window frames, kitchen base units, reception desk, coat cupboards, bench unit, vanity units, CCTV monitor enclosure and joinery suites. Sampsons and Brown & Carroll are supplying the timber. The refurbishment is due for completion in February 2004.