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Content looks at the many benefits that can be derived from the expansion of wood-based products in construction and how this development can help to grow the UK’s low-carbon economy. With the forest and timber industry playing a key part of environmental and industrial heritage it has a vital role in a low-carbon future.
The article considers the source and future of sustainable jobs and growth within the sector; the important role timber has to play in building more homes with zero carbon solutions; and timber as the natural choice to promote health and well being. The need for the expansion of woodlands is clearly identified as is the need to ensure the National Curriculum drives understanding of the importance that forests play in society.
“The sector employs 150,000 people in wood related trades,” says Tom Barfield, sales director, Mumford & Wood. “Wood has the lowest embodied carbon of any mainstream building material and it is important that we all recognise timber as one of the safest and most economical forms of carbon capture.”
Authors of The Timber Industry ‘Growing our Low-Carbon Economy’ for The Timber Accord are David Hopkins, executive director, Wood for Good, and Iain McIllwee, chief executive, British Woodworking Federation.
Mr Roy Wakeman, OBE, and chairman of The Timber Accord, is chief executive officer of The Performance Timber Products Group which encompasses the leading fenestration brands of Mumford & Wood Limited, Timber Windows and Dale Windows.