Cladding 2017

Presentations from our 2017 Cladding event ...
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Cladding 2016

Presentations from our 2016 Cladding event ...
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Woodbuild 2017

Homes built from timber, on or off site, are the future and provide a sustainable solution to how we increase the quantity, quality and energy efficiency of our buildings. Speaker presentations ...
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Woodbuild 2016

Speaker presentations from the conference and exhibition promoting the use of timber in the construction industry. Delivered by the Welsh Government Construction Sector and Woodknowledge Wales ...
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Professor Callum Hill’s update on the positive environmental impact of wood 2016

In a review of the environmental impact of wood products, leading Welsh wood scientist, Callum Hill shows that timber products lock-up more carbon than is used in their production. The study also shows that generic embodied carbon data quoted from independent databases such as the Inventory of Carbon and Energy ...
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Welsh Softwoods in Construction – Revised edition, March 2016

This research was undertaken by Woodknowledge Wales to identify the range of timber construction systems or techniques that are available for use in Wales and to identify the extent to which Welsh-grown softwoods could be utilised in their production. Download ...
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The Woodknowledge Wales Manifesto for Wood – March 2016

This ambitious manifesto seeks to describe what needs to be done in the timber and wood products sector and some of the benefits Woodknowledge Wales can deliver. Download ...
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Homegrown Timber in UK Construction – Case Studies, Volume. 1

The projects showcased here represent a snap-shot of what’s happening throughout the whole of the UK, but with an emphasis on projects in Wales – from housing to retail, simple homes and social housing to high end self-build, as well as offices and schools. Download ...
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Manifesto for a new industrial revolution 2016

A packed programme saw presentations from leaders in both the public and private sectors. The event highlight was Edwina Hart’s positive and forthright speech which challenged the Welsh industry to rise to the opportunity and reiterated that Welsh Government will support the industry through positive procurement. Download ...
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Rhos on Sea home grown timber development 2016

Woodknowledge Wales founder member, Wales and West Housing Association, are building an 11 flat housing development at Rhos-on-sea from homegrown timber using local timber frame contractor Williams Homes (Bala) Ltd. Download ...
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Sustainable Construction Timber – Ivor Davies 2016

FC Scotland have released a new publication by Ivor Davies, Sustainable Construction Timber – Sourcing and Specifying Local Timber. This is an invaluable new tool that will help clients understand how to procure homegrown timber. Download ...
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The Opportunity for Manufacturing Joinery from Alternative Welsh Softwoods 2015

Author – Callum Hill FIMMM (JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd.) Download ...
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Scoping a Roadmap for Delivering Sustainability and Growth of Welsh Woodlands – April 2015

This report provides the scope, objectives and outline methodology for the preparation of a roadmap for forestry, wood industries and wood use in Wales. Download Appendix – April 2015 Download ...
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Thermally Modified Timber Developed on Anglesey 2015

Thermally modified homegrown larch developed from collaborative research between Bangor University and local companies has been used to clad Halen Mon’s new Saltcote building on Anglesey. Download ...
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Woodland Management in Wales Report 2014

The purpose of this survey is to determine the quality of the larch resource in Wales, and extrapolate this data for the Marches. Download Woodland Management in Wales Report – Mid Wales Survey Results Download Woodland Management in Wales Report – North Wales Survey Results Download Woodland Management in Wales ...
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Japanese Larch and its Innovative Applications in Construction 2014

The Wales Forest Business Partnership (WFBP) have surveyed 55 Japanese larch sites across Wales and estimate that 4.9 metre sawlogs make up 24% of the total crop of 1.89 million cubic metres. This could produce around 1 million cubic metres of sawnwood or 50,000 timber framed and timber clad three ...
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Brettstapel 2014

This report focuses more particularly on timberdowelled Brettstapel panel manufacture where ‘super’ dry hardwood dowels are used to fix parallel softwood lamellae together. Download ...
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Welsh Softwood Timber Supplies and our Green Economy Workshop Report – October 2014

Summary report from our workshop regarding the publication of the 50 year timber supply forecast which has highlighted a sharp decline in the supply of Welsh timber in the medium term. Download ...
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Brettstapel panels: in-plane strength and stiffness 2014

An extract of a dissertation completed by Ben Sochacki for his M.Eng; Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath. The full dissertation is available contact WKW. Download ...
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Welsh Softwoods in Construction 2013

This research was undertaken by Woodknowledge Wales to identify the range of timber construction systems or techniques that are available for use in Wales and to identify the extent to which Welsh-grown softwoods could be utilised in their production. Download ...
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Thermal Mass Leaflet 2013

The ability of a property to maintain a constant habitable temperature is essential, and depends not only on the ability of a construction to keep its heat through correct insulation, but its ability not to absorb or lose heat to the environment. This is mainly linked to the ability of ...
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Taking Sustainable Construction to the Timber Industry 2013

Research undertaken by Doug Hughes RIBA Download ...
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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre Extension – A Case Study: October 2013

Britain’s first Brettstapel building constructed using homegrown softwoods, the extension to the Coed y Brenin visitor centre, was completed in summer 2013. The design process to this achievement started in autumn 2010, when ‘Eco-minimalist’ architects Architype were appointed by Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) to design an exemplar building utilising Welsh ...
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Perceptions of quality in homegrown Douglas fir 2012

Douglas fir has significant economic importance in NW America, New Zealand and parts of Europe, especially France and Germany. Roadside prices for logs are considerably higher in Germany than here in the UK where logs from 50 year old trees can make up to 140 Euros per cubic metre. Download ...
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Wood Strength Testing 2012

Hand-held strength grading tools utilising acoustic technology have been discussed for several years and the question keeps arising “when will they be available for use by SMEs?” Download ...
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Japanese Larch in Wales 2011

Investigating the potential to grow market share of larch in Wales and the Marches with a view to utilising increased timber production due to Phytophthora ramorum sanitation fellings. Download ...
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Timber Cladding in Wales 2010

Technical guidance on how to best use locally grown timber and to achieve the high service life expected by the end user. Download ...
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Sustainable construction with timber in Wales 2010

This document, aimed at the professional sector, covers various topics including the Code for Sustainable Homes, Passivhaus and thermal efficiency and showcases some of the innovative timber designs being considered in Wales. Download ...
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Woodsource Wales Brochure 2009

This is the second edition of our guide to the wood products and services which are available from the wealth of suppliers and manufacturers based throughout Wales and the Marches. Download ...
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Woodsource Wales Architectural Product Guide 2008

I hope that all who review this first edition of our guide to architectural wood products manufactured in Wales find it informative and an easy reference document to enable you to make contact with this world class industry. Download ...
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