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Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is proud to announce the continuation of its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards.

As sponsors of the Australian Certified Timber category, Responsible Wood is proud to acknowledge building projects where Australian timber is used and where credentials for sustainability and legality of wood is confirmed through Responsible Wood, PEFC, or FSC certification.

On hand to announce Responsible Wood’s continued involvement, Simon Dorries CEO, doubled down on the importance of forest certification in demonstrating the sustainable origins of timber used on building project.

‘Timber is good but certified timber is much better.’

‘For the socially and environmentally conscious architect, engineer or building practitioner, forest certification is a must.’

‘Responsible Wood manages the largest and most diverse forest certification scheme in Australia, and with endorsement from the PEFC International community, our scheme is recognised globally.’

‘So look out for the Responsible Wood or PEFC logo when you next purchase timber, we like to say that Responsible Wood and PEFC is the ultimate trust mark for sustainably managed forests,’ Mr Dorries said.

Onto this year’s awards where entries continue to come in thick and fast.

Reflecting on last year’s entries, where All Hands Brewing House swept all before it, Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, was blown away by the quality of entrants.

‘We had entrants from all states and territories, importantly all projects used certified timber from Australian sources.’

‘From restaurants and bars, to institutional buildings, hotels, community pavilions and everything in between, the calibre of entrants was outstanding,’ Mr Ross said.

Leading up to the 2018 Australian Timber Design Awards Responsible Wood showcased a number of entries including Hobart’s critically acclaimed Macq 01 hotel, the upgrade of the Gordon Street Reserve Pavilion in Victoria’s East as well as the winning entrant All Hands Brewing House in downtown Sydney.

To enter the 20th Australian Timber Design awards please visit the Australian Timber Design website.

Jason Rosspresented Drew Carling of Maddison Architects (right) with the 2018 TDA Australian Certified Timber award