XLam CLT natural, healthy choice for pre-fab firm’s workplace environment

As featured in Master Builder New South Wales magazine MODULAR building company Fabprefab has decked out its NSW central coast warehouse with XLam’s Responsible Wood-certified Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) product to form the structural material of the floor, walls, and roof – all while using it to provide a mezzanine level for the building. Fabprefab’s building product choice reflects the…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a gymnastics centre and a research facility show the flexibility and robustness of timber

As featured by PEFC International Have a look at two finalists of the Best Use of Certified Timer Prize, supported by PEFC: a gymnastics centre that can be converted into an exhibition hall, and a research facility that chose timber for its robustness against corrosive sea air and cyclones. Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Nikken Sekkei The Ariake Gymnastics Centre in…

Mon Repos Turtle Centre amongst finalists shortlisted for the WAF Best Use of Certifed Timber

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed that the Queensland based Mon Repos Turtle Centre is among the eight projects shortlisted for 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber – supported for the third year in a row by Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This year’s shortlisted projects highlight the work of practices across the world, from Australia and…

XLam CLT natural, healthy choice for pre-fab firm’s workplace environment

Modular building company Fabprefab has decked out its NSW central coast warehouse with XLam’s Responsible Wood-certified Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) product to form the structural material of the floor, walls, and roof – all while using it to provide a mezzanine level for the building. Fabprefab’s building product choice reflects the value of XLam CLT application and the increased demand…

‘New concept’ motorway service area: welcoming and sustainable thanks to PEFC-certified timber

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber was used to realize Leeds Skelton Lakes Services, a ‘new concept’ motorway service area in Leeds, United Kingdom. The construction used cross laminated timber (CLT), glulam and cassette panels made from PEFC-certified spruce. Designed by Corstorphine + Wright architects, the scheme brings together a wide range of popular food, beverage and leisure brands, as well as a business…

Forests come in all shapes and sizes

Forests come in all shapes and sizes, from large state or company-managed forests to small family and community forests. Responsible Wood certification provides assurances that forests are managed to meet challenging environmental, social, and economic requirements – balancing people, planet, and profit. To be featured in the next Australian Forests & Timber Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and…

Turning with the grain

To be featured in the next Australasian Timber Magazine Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Introducing Darryl Freestone, the master craftsman behind Wood n Dream. From his workshop in Richmond, Tasmania, Darryl casts an impressive figure. With a background in the hard and fast print industry, Darryl sought the clean air and relaxed lifestyle from a…

Adventurous UQ students on the right track with durable timber bridge model

TIMBER building materials produced from sustainably-grown local plantations and the benefits this brings to reducing carbon output are the thrusts of a prize-winning project by two University of Queensland civil engineering students. Duncan Hossy and William Webster were awarded Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prizes for excellence in timber design for two bridges at the Brisbane Valley Adventure Rail Trail. The…

Equestrian centre ‘raises the roof’ for chain-of-custody timber certification

Located in the heart of Benalla, famed for is connection to Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang, the Benalla Sports and Equestrian Centre is a melting pot for equestrian community activity in the high country of north-eastern Victoria. The picturesque venue boasts high quality infrastructure including a 72 m x 40 m covered riding arena erected in 2019, providing an…