Joined-Up Business 4 Issue

Joined-Up Business 4 Issue

Date Published

21 September 2021

Document Type





Wood shortages have characterised the first half of 2021 and the supply situation is set to remain tight for the rest of the year across all product categories, from softwoods to hardwoods and panel products. Keeping in touch with each other – suppliers, manufacturers and fit-out contractors – at least enables us all to understand the situation and communicate the reasons to customers.

Case studies

Built using timber from the client’s woodland, the UK Hardwoods Storage Building is a remarkable example of local businesses working together to use timber in a sustainable and creative way.

The Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is a small but carefully crafted timber building, one which uses simple timber construction techniques to create an inventive space dedicated to teaching science to young children.