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How Can Wood Protect Us in a Post-Covid World?

There have been many articles written about the psychological effects of designing in wood, with more ‘biophilic’ interiors shown to have physical and mental benefits, from lowering stress and blood…

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Building Back Better With Wood

The COVID-19 epidemic has created a massive slowdown in the global economy, resulting in a rapid reduction in demand for housing and construction across the globe. This pause in the…

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The Key to Popularising Sustainability

In recent years the timber sector has recognised that the best way to promote their products is through communicating with designers and influences. This new approach of promoting wood via…

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New Research Gives Hope of Industrial Wood Biopolymer Production

The main structural components of the cell walls in wood are lignin and cellulose. These are long, branched biopolymers which, if extracted in the correct form, could be used in…

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France’s Drive for Wood Buildings

Timber is increasingly being viewed by the international community as a vital tool in the fight against climate change, due to the material providing an immensely beneficial carbon store in…

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The Future Timber Skyline of Sydney

The use of timber as a sustainable and effective building material is fast being recognised by architects around the world. Nowhere is this transformation of design more evident than in…