Sourcing sustainable timber

Date Published

5 September 2022

Document Type

Category

Author

TRADA
Summary

Wood’s low carbon footprint and natural renewability make it the ideal material for more sustainable construction. And the wood industry is unique in offering third party certification schemes which guarantee the wood has been sourced responsibly from sustainably managed forests. The most well known schemes are operated by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Key Information

Wood’s low carbon footprint and natural renewability make it the ideal material for more sustainable construction. In the case of the Uk sustainable timber have two key certification schemes: Forest Certification and Chain of Custody Certification.

Case studies

The Believe in Better Building, a new building for Sky on its Osterley campus, lives up to its name. It is the tallest commercial timber building in the UK and one of very few multi-storey timber offices in the world.

An elegant wave-like timber roof soars over this new swimming pool, reflecting the shape of water in motion.