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UK homes not fit for the future

New policies to support substantial increase in use of timber in construction recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. ‘UK homes are not fit for the future. Greenhouse gas emission ...
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How many homes should we build?

David Hedges, Project Manager for the Home-Grown Homes Project, looks at the latest Welsh Government data on housing need and demand and asks just how many homes should we build? ...
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Welsh timber supply – a “growing” problem?

Graham Hilton, Coed Cymru, has written this article on Welsh timber supply chains.  Why are they are failing to deliver as well as they could and what can be done ...
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Ireland to double the size of its forest industry in next decade

Peter Wilson is an architect, writer, critic and Managing Director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd. He has written this fascinating update on the forest industries sector in Ireland.  If Ireland ...
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Wood Fibre insulation. Moving from eco-fringe to mainstream

Wood fibre insulation is featuring in many Welsh Government Innovative Housing Programme supported projects. But the benefits of wood as an insulation material in new build and retrofit projects are ...
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