Future opportunities for British timber

Date Published

6 September 2022

Document Type




Timber has been used in Britain for thousands of years as a building material and it is increasingly important as the challenges of low carbon building develop further. Harvested timber is feedstock for a number of industries, with the majority going into sawmills. The remainder is used in panel board, pulp/paper, fencing, biomass and other products.

Key Information

The Wood Footprinter solution is based on industry best practice by utilising BFF’s established software toolkit technology, by incorporating external carbon models and previous research and by engaging the leading players in the forestry and wood supply chain to test the methodological approach, assumptions, usability and robustness of zhe tool. Care has been taken to ensure that Wood Footprinter is fit for purpose by addressing all activity areas across the supply chain and life cycle impacts. Primary data from the industry, eg sawmilling, has been captured during the course of the project supplemented by data from the Timber Transport Forum report and BEAT2 calculator.

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