Softwood

Douglas Fir House from Christian Brailey
Douglas Fir House
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Reconfiguring and extending a studio flat at the rear of a converted Edwardian house, this project by Christian Brailey Architects is a celebration of the characteristics and craftsmanship of timber.
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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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The tree
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Introduction into trees, its different types and how they subdivide into heartwood and sapwood.
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Choosing timber species
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Read on the botanical classification of timber, the strength grading, properties and density.
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Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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Softwood sizes
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Learn about the importance and definitions that softwood sizes have and which are the most common to import or produce in the UK
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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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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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TTF Market Statement – May 2021
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To help shed greater light on the state of the timber market, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has released a market statement to put the current demand and supply situation into context.
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