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 (ICE) tend to underestimate the benefit of wood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scoping a Roadmap for Delivering Sustainability and Growth of Welsh Woodlands – April 2015
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 bedroomed houses. Add in projected volumes of sawnwood from The Marches and these figures increase to anything between 68,750 and 76,725 houses.