OSB

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WikiHouse – a new way to do modular timber construction
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The WikiHouse system brings MMC capabilities to designers and contractors who didn't think they had the resources for it. WikiHouse CEO Alastair Parvin explains just how easy this system is to procure and put together. "We describe it as a bit like Lego but for buildings," Alastair says. “WikiHouse gives...
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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Woodlands Nursery
How much do you know about SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels)?
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SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are prefabricated, high-performance, lightweight building panels. They're an excellent system to use in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. Made by laminating high-density facings to an insulating foam core, their strong structural bonds allow them to bear considerable loads with reduced studding. The many...
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OSB
Know your wood – OSB
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Each issue, we take a look at a particular wood species or wood product. This time it’s the turn of OSB, as we look at the past, present and future of this environmentally friendly strand-based engineered board. What exactly is OSB? Oriented strand board is a composite engineered wood panel...
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Wood-based sheet materials
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Learn some of the more commonly used types of wood-based sheet materials and tabularises, conditions of use, applications and related standards of each product.
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Engineered timber products
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Learn about engineered timber products, the advantages and the limiting factors of natural timber
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Wood-based panels
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Learn about wood-based panels and how each cathegory has its own set of European standards.
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