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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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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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