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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 proofed definition for ‘zero carbon’, followed by design and calculation to develop an understanding of the quantifiable factors of embodied ...
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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 by political design but largely because of historical accident. And there has never been a better time or more reason ...
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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% of industrial roundwood. This report looks at myths and tropes around home-grown timber and considers research results from wood science ...
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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 thermal comfort essential for the wellbeing of residents. They offer sound protection and keep homes safe from intrusion. Windows are ...
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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 of the timber resource in Wales? Additional capacity in the sector has been identified in three key areas: secondary processing ...
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