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Making Healthy and Affordable Homes Accessible at Scale

Can we build affordable healthy homes at scale? This was the topic of discussion put to four experts at a seminar dedicated to this subject at WoodFest Sheffield Health and ...
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Diana Waldron joins the HGH Project

Diana Waldron has joined the Home-Grown Homes Project as part of the research team working at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Diana will be working on building performance assessment using a variety ...
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Home-Grown Homes Project update May 2019

Interest in using more timber to build social housing in Wales is being supported by active research with Powys County Council and a number of housing associations actively developing new ...
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A summary of timber strength grading

For structural timber, certain key properties need to be assessed in order to ensure building safety, and economic use of the material. The means by which this is achieved is known ...
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Julie James, calls for greater use of Welsh timber in house building

Woodknowledge Wales stand at IHP3 launch in Swansea on 27 February 2019 Woodknowledge Wales exhibited at the launch of round three of the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme in Swansea ...
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