Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Cross-laminated timber: an introduction
- GD 5 How to calculate deformations in timber structures using Eurocodes
This research information sheet examines how businesses can adopt a more environmentally responsible approach to building.
This research information sheet features Integra (Brighton) Ltd as a case study for community wood recycling.
Integra was established in 1990 with a goal of servicing the construction needs of Sussex and the South East of England with a focus on environmental and social responsibility. In just five years after its inception, Integra diverted over 400 tonnes of wood waste from landfill for recycling and re-use.
- The achievement
- Working with local timber recyclers
- The wood waste problem
- Table 1: Integral wood waste disposal figures
- Table 2: Cheesmur building contractors wood waste disposal figures