Sustainable timber

cover of Sourcing Timber Sustainably, a Knowledge Sheet from TDUK
Sourcing Timber Sustainably
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Obtaining certification for sustainably sourced timber is vital to reduce the environmental impacts of construction. Certification aids in achieving sustainability certifications for construction projects and requires a robust chain of custody system, which involves proper training and management of procurement, production, and storage of certified materials.
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Sustainable Timber Use
Sustainable Timber Use
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The need to preserve natural resources for future generations has led to increasing interest in the use of timber as a building material. Timber is sustainable due to its inherent properties and characteristics, including its ability to absorb and store carbon for extended periods of time.
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Timber and Embodied Carbon
Timber and Embodied Carbon
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Utilising sustainably sourced timber can help to reduce the embodied carbon emissions in buildings while also storing CO2e out of the atmosphere.
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Lowfield Timber Frames assists Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
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Lowfield Timber Frames has hosted the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee as part of the inquiry on Sustainable Timber and Deforestation. The inquiry is examining the sustainability of timber in the UK and the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The inquiry will investigate how the UK, which imports most...
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Sourcing sustainable timber
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Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.
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