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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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Whoever you vote for, wood wins - almost...

Whoever you vote for, wood wins – almost…

A comment by Gary Newman | I’ve trawled through the manifestos and tried to make sense of what might happen during the next term of the Welsh Government. I’m told ...
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Creating net zero carbon homes and communities in Wales

Creating net zero carbon homes and communities in Wales

The Home-Grown Homes Project moves into a new phase. Our research findings on how we can use more of the timber we produce to deliver net zero carbon homes for ...
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How to achieve zero carbon timber housing in Wales? Five options for further investigation.

How to achieve zero carbon timber housing in Wales? Five options for further investigation.

In 2019 we presented a strategy (Zero Carbon Homes) for the integration of the Welsh forest industries supply chain with offsite timber construction. Focussed particularly on home-grown timber, we set ...
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Zero Carbon Homes—Zero Carbon Timber Solutions for Wales

Zero Carbon Homes—Zero Carbon Timber Solutions for Wales

What is the zero carbon timber housing solution for Wales? This document proposes a range of timber build solutions. Results are based on the analysis of an appropriate and future ...
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5 Essential Strategies for an Emerging Forest Nation

5 Essential Strategies for an Emerging Forest Nation

Wales is not a forest nation. Wales is a sheep, beef and dairy nation. Wales is a steel nation. Like many nations, Wales is the economic country it is, not ...
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The role of our own conifer forests for building a sustainable society in Wales

The role of our own conifer forests for building a sustainable society in Wales

Despite wide recognition of their value, plantation forests are critically misunderstood and undervalued in Wales. Plantation forests comprise around 7% of the planet’s forest area whilst sustainably supplying over 50% ...
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