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Wood from slow-grown trees is stronger than wood from fast-grown, true or false?

Wood from slow-grown trees is stronger than wood from fast-grown, true or false?

In an excellent blog by Dr. Dan Ridley-Ellis of Edinburgh Napier University he discusses how rate of growth, particularly in Sitka spruce impacts on timber quality. His blog explains how ...
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More support for Scottish timber construction sector

More support for Scottish timber construction sector

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) are now offering between 10 and 40 days of free factory time at CSIC through a new scheme. Through ...
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A responsibility to share

A responsibility to share

Plan B: Open Source Wood Initiative Metsä Wood’s Open Source Initiative  is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about ...
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Commercial Forests a Priority

Commercial Forests a Priority

The report, ‘Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies’ acknowledges the range of benefits of trees, woodlands and forests to Wales and the considerable potential of commercial forestry to ...
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Constructive meeting with Lesley Griffiths AM

Constructive meeting with Lesley Griffiths AM

We’re not a lobby organisation but we do like to meet ministers when the opportunity arises. The purpose of the meeting at the Royal Welsh Show was to describe the ...
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Launch of Innovative Factory - Scotland

Launch of Innovative Factory – Scotland

11 September 2017 The Scottish Government is investing in the timber frame construction development (which now accounts for 76% of new build) The new £3 million Innovation Factory is the ...
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Woodbuild Wales 2017 - timber is versatile, modern and sustainable

Woodbuild Wales 2017 – timber is versatile, modern and sustainable

The packed Woodbuild Wales event in June gave the clearest view yet of just how versatile and modern this oldest of building materials is. The audience learned what a central ...
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Cabinet Secretary visits affordable housing built from home-grown timber

Cabinet Secretary visits affordable housing built from home-grown timber

Cabinet Secretary visits affordable houses built from home grown timber Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths was impressed when she visited Cwrt Rhos Fynach in Rhos on ...
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Powys Launch Wood Encouragement Policy

Powys Launch Wood Encouragement Policy

More homes in Powys to be built from home-grown timber A policy to create local homes and jobs in the county by using home-grown timber and supporting local manufacturing was ...
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Thriving Family Timber Business

Thriving Family Timber Business

Wales’ Woodland Resource Has Enabled a Mid-Wales Farming Family to Grow a Thriving Business Llandre Sawn Wood, Hundred House Garry and Eve Price diversified the family sheep farm and contracting business 12 ...
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Harry Earl

Harry Earl Memorial Grant

Harry Earl Memorial Scholarship In 2015 BC and Kronospan, together with CRC Chemical Release Company Ltd, launched a new scholarship fund to commemorate the life of Dr Harry Earl. Harry ...
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PhD opportunity

PhD opportunity

Developing environmentally sustainable forestry value chains Forests play a key role in climate regulation, water purification and biodiversity conservation, whilst providing renewable wood-based resources critical for the circular economy. Forest ...
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Pavadry internal wall insulation

Pavadry internal wall insulation

Double first for wood-fibre insulation as Pavadry wins BBA certificate NBT’s Pavadry internal wall insulation system has become the first wood-fibre internal wall insulation (IWI) system to be certified by ...
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Funding for Innovative Housing Models

Funding for Innovative Housing Models

Last month Carl Sargeant announced a new £20 million fund for innovative housing models. This funding presents a great opportunity for the timber construction industry to showcase new technical and ...
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BCC - Research | Innovation | Profit

BCC – Research | Innovation | Profit

The BioComposites Centre has a long history of research into wood and wood based products. Established in 1989 as a spin out from the then department of Forestry and Wood ...
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Family Business

Family Business

Clifford Jones Timber are the UK’s biggest manufacturer of wooden fence posts, producing over two and a half million a year, and processing 100,000 tons of timber annually. The Denbighshire-based ...
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Hughes Architects are recruiting

Hughes Architects are recruiting

How would you like to work for a growing, award-winning architects, building design and planning consultancy in Mid Wales? Hughes Architects are expanding and have job vacancies for: architects architectural ...
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WKW response to NRW consultation

WKW response to NRW consultation

WKW response to Natural Resources Policy Consultation The ever-increasing demand for timber and wood products, the climate change benefits of forestry and wood products when combined with the probable withdrawal ...
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First WKW timber Cladding Event in Cwmbran attracts over 50 delegates

First WKW timber Cladding Event in Cwmbran attracts over 50 delegates

November 2016 saw the first in a series of events on timber cladding. It was a great success and attended by over 50 delegates, representing housing associations, county councils, saw ...
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A Pioneering Wood Encouragement Policy for Powys

A Pioneering Wood Encouragement Policy for Powys

Powys County Council is taking a leadership role in the development of the Welsh timber industry. As Wales’ largest county, Powys has a large area of land on which to ...
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Coed Cymru deliver Softwood Visual Strength Grading Courses 2016

Coed Cymru deliver Softwood Visual Strength Grading Courses 2016

Coed Cymru successfully delivered two 5 day training and examination courses ‘BS 4978 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood’ in Tregynon, Powys in 2015. Further courses are planned for 2016. Timber ...
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