Hardwood

Timber species
Timber species
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Understand the differences between species of timber, how they are classify and main differences in the softwood and hardwood groups.
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External wood cladding
External wood cladding
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Read how wood cladding is becoming increasingly popular once more as a facing material, replacing brick or rendered finishes with warm and practical facades that are seen as a more sustainable option.
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Module: Timber as a material Unit: The tree
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Introduction into trees, its different types and how they subdivide into heartwood and sapwood.
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Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Choosing timber species
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Read on the botanical classification of timber, the strength grading, properties and density.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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Structural use of hardwoods
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Ge to know some of the different uses hardwood has and what structural applications according to the species, origin and moisture conditions.
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Wood – decorative and practical
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Understand the difference between timber species, how they usually separate from each other botanically (Softwood and Hardwood) and the different uses they have.
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Hardwood import volumes 'highest-this-century' in Q1 2022
Hardwood import volumes ‘highest-this-century’ in Q1 2022, says TDUK
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Hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 - the highest Q1 import volumes seen for this market during this century.
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Timber import volumes return to pre-pandemic levels
Timber import volumes return to pre-pandemic levels
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A slower housing and RM&I market in Q1 2022 is being reflected in timber import volumes, which fell below the record levels seen in 2021, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics.
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