Sourcing sustainable timber

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Wood's low carbon footprint and natural renewability make it the ideal material for more sustainable construction.

The wood industry is unique in offering third party certification schemes which guarantee the wood has been sourced responsibly from sustainably managed forests.

This Choose and Use sheet details the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.

Contents:

  • Wood is the sustainable choice
  • Sustainable timber: essential for government contracts
  • Certification
  • Forest certification
  • Chain of Custody certification
  • Verified progress
  • Controlled mixing
  • Are there sufficient supplies of certified timber?
  • What this means for you

Suggested Reading

Evaluating the potential for lesser-used timber speciesnavigation-arrow

Dr Andy Pitman discusses how information held in BM TRADA's timber library can help clients to better understand the ease with which wood products can be manufactured from alternative timber species and how they are likely to perform in use as products.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook...

01/01/2015 |  Magazine Article  

Timber in construction: mitigating climate changenavigation-arrow

Timber as a construction material offers many opportunities for mitigating the impacts of climate change. Callum Hill and Andrew Norton explore the targets and challenges ahead for the construction sector.

 

25/03/2020 |  Magazine Article  

Delivering large-scale low-carbon education buildingsnavigation-arrow

Christian Dimbleby explains how timber is increasingly used in education buildings, creating low-carbon and healthy spaces.

 

25/03/2020 |  Magazine Article