Sustainable timber sourcing
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The ability to prove that a product is from a legal and sustainable source is now a key factor in the specification of timber and timber products, with consumers increasingly recognising on-product certification labels as an indication that the product has come from a well-managed forest.
Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 14 (2014)
As a construction material, timber has a very distinct advantage over the alternatives, namely that it is a living thing and therefore a renewable resource. With the use of correctly managed forests, timber represents an excellent way of creating a more sustainable construction industry.
The treatment of timber...
There are two key elements in ensuring that a timber product derives from well-managed sources. Firstly, forest management and then a chain of custody system to provide independent certification covering all stages of manufacturing, transportation and distribution.
This Wood Information Sheet sets out to explain the certification process...
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...