Green oak - back in the frame

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Senior Architect Patrick Hislop RIBA discusses the surge in interest in green oak framing and offers points of good practice based on a new TRADA Wood Information Sheet, Principles of Green Oak Construction.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

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