Sustainability

Green LOOP pallets to be RFID tagged
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The Pallet LOOP has announced that each reusable green pallet it produces and puts into the sector will be fitted with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag – a move that is set to generate huge amounts of data about the movement of pallets and associated building materials nationwide as...
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BMRC Roadmap
BMRC Roadmap
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The Broader Market Recognition Coalition (BMRC) is formed of government, private sector, and civil society representatives from tropical countries whose mission is to achieve global recognition of national tropical sustainable forestry systems.
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cover of Timber Policy document
Timber Policy
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Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
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Lowering the timber sector’s carbon footprint
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Following the publication of the TDUK Net Zero Roadmap, TDUK members are working hard to reduce their carbon emissions and make their companies more sustainable. TDUK reports on some of the latest changes. The industry has long talked about the need for more sustainable construction, and why it's so important...
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Community design initiative takes top prize with volunteer-built furniture project
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Mentsen, together with The Exchange – an Erith-based community group – has taken out the top prize in the ‘Production’ category of the Wood Awards with their project ‘The Exchange table and chairs’. In a true achievement of sustainable, skilful community-led design and production, these collapsible and stackable oak tables...
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Spruce House & Studio named UK’s best new timber home
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‘Contemporary, calm and monastic’ – this East-London timber home designed by ao-ft has won the top prize for the Private category at this year’s Wood Awards. All photos © Rory Gardiner This newly built East London home and self-contained garden studio celebrates the beauty and sustainable nature of cross-laminated timber (CLT),...
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Black & White Building
‘A pioneering achievement’ – timber office complex wins 2 prizes
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The Black & White Building is a double winner in the Wood Awards 2023 – with the Waugh Thistleton Architect-designed timber office block taking out both the Commercial and Sustainability categories. This 17.8-metre-high mass timber office complex, commissioned by forward thinking developers The Office Group (TOG), stands tall as a...
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New Temple Complex takes the Gold Award
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A multifaith community complex, designed by James Gorst Architects for White Eagle Lodge, was announced as the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the 2023 Wood Awards. Through a celebration of the natural materiality deeply embedded in the area’s local history, New Temple Complex is...
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Timber Cladding for Building Refurbishment
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Timber cladding is often chosen to refresh elevations in refurbishment projects. It improves appearance and weather resistance, and acts as a rainscreen. If exterior insulation is added to a building to improve its thermal efficiency, timber cladding can protect it.
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Making A Stand - an artificial forest of timber fins arranged vertically stands tall and proud in Leeds City Centre.
A sustainable timber ‘forest’ springs up in Leeds City Centre
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Commuters and visitors arriving into Leeds city centre have been greeted by an extraordinary sight. A sculptural 'forest' has taken root in the main public square outside Leeds railway station. Comprising 127 seven-metre-tall timber fins, the installation is entitled 'Making A Stand'. It uses commercially grown timber "borrowed" from the...
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