Specifying lesser-used UK/European timber species, and modified woods

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Charlie Law assesses the UK's hardwood consumption and availability, and looks at other available options.


Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Understanding modified woodnavigation-arrow

Gordon Ewbank reports on modified wood technologies.


Article from 27/05/2020 |  Magazine Article  

Wood - decorative and practicalnavigation-arrow

An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...

23/03/2018 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Recovering and minimising waste woodnavigation-arrow

Wood and wood-based products are used in a wide range of applications, some with service lives of many decades before they enter the waste stream. However, it is only since the mid-1990s that an industry has emerged to recycle waste wood, where qualities such as a low moisture content compared...

13/05/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet