Log Cabins and Timberbuildings
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Innovations in Construction and European Timber Timber has the advantage of being a flexible material which reduces construction times, and it also impacts positively upon sustainability and energy conservation(s). Aesthetically speaking, it can produce some of the most stunning and sustainable residential and commercial buildings. The EU recently unveiled their ‘action plan’ for Europe’s building
The Role of the Forestry Commission and UKWAS in British Timber Production In the post on Sustainable Forestry, Biodiversity and Conservation we examined the role of conservation charities in sustainable forestry. The Forest of Dean was used as an example, but what role does the Forestry Commission play in sustainably managing the Forest of Dean
Off site timber frame construction is now recognised as a good strategy for minimising waste through efficient manufacturing and design processes. Also known as Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), offsite construction has many distinct advantages. Benefits such as quality, shortened construction times, cost control, increases in quality and environmental credentials have led to MMC becoming
Nordic countries have a long tradition of using wood as a construction material and Finland is no exception. Log cabins, churches, town halls and other buildings such as traditional Finnish bbq huts were constructed from logs, and sometimes entire tree trunks, due to the abundance of timber growing freely in this region. Traditional Finnish log
Managing forests in regards to conservation was addressed in 1992 at the United Nation’s Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, also known as the Conference on Environment and Development. At that time, the need to develop an international model for sustainable forestry practices was identified. This was due to concern over the rapid deforestation in certain
How can Sustainable Timber be used in Homes, Construction and for Renewable Energy? The term Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) encompasses an extensive set of practices and desired outcomes. This is a broad area, but the intention of SFM is to address the issues of adapting to climate change and limiting carbon emissions. The timber from
Forestry Economic value Forestry in Norway is one of the country’s largest export commodities, the scale of importance to the nation can be seen if you consider just a few facts. In 1995 the total forestry industry was worth around 35,000,000,000 NOK 4,700,500,000 EUR 3,922,100,000 GBP With over 55% of this figure generated from exports,
Sweden is a country that is heavily forested, in fact according to Swedish definition fifty three percent (53%) of the country is covered with productive forest land which equates to approximately 23 million hectares of workable land. By 1900 Sweden had already emerged as a leader in the international timber market, and since then it