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Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition)
  Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. Sustainable construction timber has been written to help building designers and contractors source and specify these local timber products.

The publication explains why local sourcing of timber is important, reviews the range of timber species and products currently obtainable in the UK and explores the ways in which local sourcing can be achieved within a construction project. Sustainable construction timber is applicable to designers and contractors wanting to source and specify UK grown timber products, people considering using their own timber on a construction project and those involved in building refurbishment or conservation.

  • Type:

    Technical Report

  • Date:

    31 May 2016

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Forestry Commission

  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    674 Lumber processing, wood products & cork


Davies, I. (2016). Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition). Forestry Commission



Construction; local sourcing; specification; sustainable timber; UK grown timber;

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