Delivering sustainability: what does the construction industry want...?

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Sustainability is a key concern for those who work with timber. Charlie Law reviews feedback from sustainability professionals within the construction industry summarising what is being achieved and what more can be done to meet the standards required.


Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

Suggested Reading

Re-engineering the forest-wood supply chain: Evaluation of current supply chain practicesnavigation-arrow

A report presenting interim results from a research project to demonstrate how the environmental impact of the storage and distribution of wood products can be minimised through better supply chain management. It examines supply chains in the timber industry, drawing on experience from other industries and national statistics relating to...

01/01/2003 |  Other Technical Guidance  

Wood-based sheet materialsnavigation-arrow

Sheet materials are manufactured from solid timber and/or from recycled timber with the addition of an adhesive. The most commonly used sheet materials are plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) particleboard (chipboard) and fibreboard (MDF - medium density fibreboard).

These materials are widely used in construction, with different grades for...

01/01/2012 |  Choose and Use  

Wood - decorative and practicalnavigation-arrow

An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...

08/12/2014 |  Wood Information Sheet