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Innovation Challenge | WoodBUILD Podcast with Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson

Innovation Challenge | WoodBUILD Podcast with Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson

Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson are two innovators with a passion for working with timber in all its forms. In this podcast, recorded earlier this year, they join David Hedges ...
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The new Welsh Government and reasons for optimism

The new Welsh Government and reasons for optimism

A comment by Gary Newman Three months into the new legislative period, it’s time to look at the political implications for trees and timber of this year’s elections. With an ...
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Trees and Timber | WoodBUILD Podcast with Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin

Trees and Timber | WoodBUILD Podcast with Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin

In this podcast Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin talk about the impact of the pandemic, climate change, productive woodlands, the role of government and policy, pests and disease, tree species ...
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Investing in Afforestation—Economic aspects of woodland creation for timber production | Briefing Papers

Investing in Afforestation—Economic aspects of woodland creation for timber production | Briefing Papers

The decision to invest in an afforestation project with the primary aim of producing timber may involve many personal and environmental factors alongside financial considerations. Adoption of a forestry enterprise ...
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Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Conifer Plantations

Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Conifer Plantations

Expanding commercial conifer forestry is the most efficient strategy for achieving climate change mitigation through woodland creation, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. The ground-breaking research led ...
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Top five alternative conifer tree species review

Top five alternative conifer tree species review

Forests and woodlands are as much part of the mix of solutions for the Biodiversity and Climate Emergency as they are themselves under threat from it. The UK Climate Change ...
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The new timber sales and marketing plan: Small processors and access to timber on Welsh Government Woodland Estate

The new timber sales and marketing plan: Small processors and access to timber on Welsh Government Woodland Estate

NRW’s Timber Sales & Marketing Plan (2021-2026) can offer opportunities for the small timber processing community in Wales. The purpose of this paper is to interpret the Plan and its ...
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Unlocking the full potential of offsite manufactured timber housing in Wales: The Challenge of timber price volatility

Unlocking the full potential of offsite manufactured timber housing in Wales: The Challenge of timber price volatility

Unprecedented price volatility of timber is constraining the development of the timber frame manufacturing sector. This threatens the delivery of Welsh Government’s affordable housing, MMC and zero carbon strategies. The ...
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Wood Fibre Insulation - Specification Guidance

Wood Fibre Insulation – Specification Guidance

A building’s thermal performance is now as important an aspect of the building’s design and construction as its structure. Energy prices and climate change are often cited as the principal ...
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Clyro’s newest housing project takes shape

Clyro’s newest housing project takes shape

The drones flying over the community of Clyro in Powys over the past few months have been capturing images of the progress being made on one of Powys County Council’s ...
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