Australian Architects Declare Net Zero Carbon For National Building Code

AUSTRALIAN architect members of the global organisation Architects Declare are having their say on the National Construction Code updates to make sure every new home – without costing more – will raise the required standards of sustainability.

Softwood supply finally catching construction demand

These record-breaking volumes of imports reflect high demand for timber products with a strong RM&I sector and a resurgent private housing market having kept supply on allocation.

Wood Awards 2021 winners announced

The Wood Awards shortlist now announced. Nineteen structures and eleven products have been shortlisted. We have built a new 2021 website which is linked to from the main site.

The 2021 Wood Awards shortlist now announced

The Wood Awards shortlist now announced. Nineteen structures and eleven products have been shortlisted. We have built a new 2021 website which is linked to from the main site.

Hexagonal Pavilion in the Institut Suédois

Hexagonal Pavilion in the Institut Suédois
Paris Design Week – September 2021 – The Hexagonal Pavilion. A joint initiative between Swedish Wood and Swedish architects. It was conceived by Swedish architectural practice, In Praise of Shadows, in partnership with construction company, Ramboll. Made from pine, and in a hexagonal form, this space symbolises the coming together of a Swedish raw material with French savoir-faire.

Fundamentals of timber – Trees and the nature of wood

Learn with TRADA Live: Fundamentals of timber provides a comprehensive overview of the many aspects of timber and is intended as an introductory resource for newcomers to the material and those looking to construct a strong foundational layer of knowledge upon which to build with the support of a trusted authority like TRADA.

Swedish Wood Announced As BIID Platinum Partner

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) provide a Platinum Partner programme for Industry Partners wishing to work closely with the Institute and Swedish Wood have become their latest member.

Volume Of Timber Imports In First Quarter The Highest Since 2007

The volume of timber and panel products imported in Q1 2021 was at its highest in more than a decade, since Q1 2007, the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics have shown.

Cutting Down Trees Can Help Save The Climate

Sweden’s forest industry has prepared a defence against critics who say trees should be left in the forest to bind carbon and help fight climate change.

The Forest and The Climate

Growing forest absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This happens through photosynthesis, which converts solar energy, carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates that are the building blocks of wood. Oxygen is released as part of the process.