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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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Wooden Windows-Specification guidance for timber windows

Wooden Windows-Specification guidance for timber windows

Windows provide an outlook on the world. They help set the tone and character for a building and the area in which it stands. Windows define natural lighting levels and ...
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More and Better Home-Grown Timber—The role for a consolidator

More and Better Home-Grown Timber—The role for a consolidator

What might a business plan for the supply of home-grown timber to the Welsh housing sector look like, if it is to be closely integrated with the ownership and management ...
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More and Better Home-Grown Timber—The financial case for existing landowners to plant woodland

More and Better Home-Grown Timber—The financial case for existing landowners to plant woodland

From the TV presenters of Countryfile to the ever-escalating claims of political parties in the last UK elections, it seems everyone wants to plant more trees. Reasons vary from carbon ...
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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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