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Home-Grown Homes Project—A study for improving the Timber Construction  Supply Industry in Wales

Home-Grown Homes Project—A study for improving the Timber Construction Supply Industry in Wales

The purpose of the Home-Grown Homes project has been to identify and test out interventions that could have a transformative impact on the Welsh timber construction supply chain and on ...
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Building Performance Evaluation Guide

Building Performance Evaluation Guide

New homes often fail to meet low-energy targets, and to satisfy residents with fundamental issues such as ease of use, summer comfort and energy costs. There is little Building Performance ...
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Serious About Green?—Building a Welsh wood economy through co-ordination

Serious About Green?—Building a Welsh wood economy through co-ordination

Why would it be beneficial for Welsh society to build a wood economy? The ‘Serious about Green?’ report takes a closer look and analyses the economic and social parameters. The ...
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Carbon Storage Contract

Carbon Storage Contract

The future building stock is the most effective and most immediate opportunity for carbon reduction and long-term carbon storage. By creating a new economic model for monetising the carbon reduction ...
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Capturing Carbon: Investing in Woodlands—An Options Analysis for Welsh Housing Associations

Capturing Carbon: Investing in Woodlands—An Options Analysis for Welsh Housing Associations

New woodland creation is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing carbon emissions and offsetting our nation’s carbon footprint. The combination of an undersupply of our own timber in ...
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Timber Cladding—Specification Guidance for Social Housing

Timber Cladding—Specification Guidance for Social Housing

Timber cladding has become increasingly popular, mainly for its sustainability credentials and low environmental impact: It has a low carbon footprint as it requires less energy to produce than any ...
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Making the Right Choices—A Guide to Improving the Build Quality of New Build Timber Frame Social Housing

Making the Right Choices—A Guide to Improving the Build Quality of New Build Timber Frame Social Housing

Making the right decisions for the benefit of a building’s long term performance and user experience can be compromised by cost, lack of experience, and poor understanding of timber frame ...
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New guidance for embodied carbon

New guidance for embodied carbon

Reversing man-made temperature rise is the big challenge of our time. New guidance contains advice on how to make embodied carbon assessments, available tools and benchmarks for comparison ...
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Embodied Carbon - the key questions

Embodied Carbon – the key questions

How to reduce embodied carbon in social housing developments? This article highlights key questions and answers for strategic leadership teams ...
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Head and shoulders of David Hedges

Home-Grown Homes Updates – December 2020

After three intense years the project formally ends this month, a significant body of work which altogether makes a compelling case for having an industrial strategy for timber in Wales ...
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