Wood, the sustainable choice

Grown in Britain
28 April 2017 - BWF members can gain greater benefit from the Federation’s ‘Made in Britain’ marketing by dovetailing it with the opportunities represented by the Grown in Britain campaign. Using British-grown timber can help to satisfy the ‘social value’ criteria to be found on many specifiers’ PQQs. Obtaining Grown in Britain chain of custody also enables BWF members to prove that their products are made from timber sourced from British forests and woodlands. Read more...
The Timber Resource Efficiency Partnership
21 August 2013 - TREP aims to improve the sustainability of the joinery and wider timber industry through the development and delivery of practical actions, better awareness and understanding amongst all parts of the supply chain, and thus contribute towards the goal of reducing the total amount of waste produced by the timber sector. Read more...
Wood First and Wood First Plus
21 August 2013 - Increasing the demand for timber in construction will increase the demand for sustainably managed forest cover, with all of the attendant economic, social and environmental benefits this brings. Wood First Plus – named after Wood for Good’s “Wood First” campaign and designed to help support its objectives – is targeting three areas key to specification and design with timber. Read more...
The Timber Industry Accord
21 August 2013 - The Timber Industry Accord aims to improve the competitiveness and performance of the UK timber industry by working together to promote timber and wood products to the government, other organisations and the customer. The Accord will provide a unique opportunity for a joined-up, team approach to growing the market. Read more...
Wood first plus give specifiers another reason to choose timber
19 December 2012 - With timber the most sustainable mainstream construction material, and timber product manufacturers constantly innovating to meet the demands of the marketplace, it makes sense to have all the necessary tools and data to make choosing these products easier and more appealing. Wood First Plus – named after Wood for Good’s “Wood First” campaign and designed to help support its objectives – is targeting three areas key to specification and design with timber: Read more...
BWF and TTF join forces to respond to government on landfill ban
2 October 2012 - We are also campaigning for government to pursue a more joined up policy on the sustainable use of wood waste. It is important that the benefits of following the waste hierarchy are understood and that departments realise the economic benefits facilitated by recycling wood so that it can be used by important value-adding manufacturing industries. It is less environmentally and economically sensible to divert product that could be re-used effectively by sectors such as the panels industry or other important value-adding manufacturing industries. Read more...
Why you should consider "Wood First"
21 September 2012 - We firmly believe that initiatives such as a ‘Wood First’ rule, as endorsed in July’s Defra-commissioned report by the Independent Panel on Forestry, would assist the UK in harnessing some of the wider economic, aesthetic, biodiversity and community benefits of using wood and wood products. These benefit would include the carbon sequestration and lifestyle contribution of forests, the low energy processing costs of timber relative to alternative materials, and the growth and employment potential of using wood products in construction. Read more...
BWF and TTF demand clarity from DECC on wood burning incentives
17 September 2012 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have written a joint response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to warn of the unforeseen consequences of incentivising the burning of certain types of biomass, and to give their views on the classification of certain wood products as ‘waste’. Read more...
Forestry report sends a clear message to policymakers
17 July 2012 - The BWF has welcomed the final report by the Independent Panel on Forestry. The document, commissioned by Defra last year, calls for England’s woods and forests to be re-valued for all the benefits they provide. These benefits include the locking up of carbon, and the use of wood as a raw material for products including joinery, timber frame buildings, furniture, flooring, fuel, and paper. It calls for a revival of a woodland culture that appreciates how important trees are for people, nature and the economy. Read more...
UK Wood and Timber Industry Associations Sign Accord
10 July 2012 - It is only through a collaborative, joined up approach, that the timber industry can make the best use of available resources in order to deliver on customer needs and drive for continual improvement in performance. This is why we are proud signatories of the UK Timber Industry Associations’ Accord Read more...
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