Lincoln Castle Goes for Glulam

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber stars in the first new building to be built within the grounds of the 11th Century Lincoln Castle for over 100 years. The new building, a Heritage Skills Education Centre, is next to Lincoln Castle in Eastern England, and comprises PEFC-certified glulam columns, roof beams and bar bracing, installed by Pasquill, the UK’s largest roof truss supplier. The…

Room with a view at Taronga

Described as a lush bushland oasis just a stone’s throw away from the Sydney CBD, Taronga’s newest attraction, the Wildlife Retreat, combines earthy Australian luxury with an up-close overnight experience starring the animals which call Taronga home. Located in the Australian Habitat section, the retreat consists of 62 luxury rooms and suites, a guest lodge entry pavilion and separate restaurant…

Renowned architect recognised as champion of forest certification

Richard Kirk, of Kirk Architects, was recognised for his contribution in driving the specification of Responsible Wood certified, Queensland grown Spotted Gum in the construction of the new Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg. Nominated by Hyne Timber, Responsible Wood certified, Richard Kirk was a finalist in the Richard Stanton Memorial Award announced at the Responsible Wood AGM in October…

On location with HQ Plantations

HQPlantations is one of 28 forests certified under AS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management. This standard is used by Australian forest growers to make Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on forest and tree based products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to the management and rejuvenation of forests. In September 2020 Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries and Jason Ross…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Spring 2020

‘Spring Bulletin celebrates the resilience of our forests’ Responsible Wood has observed with horror and concern the impact of the summer bushfires and COVID-19 on our certificate holders and members. In this, a special 20 page extended edition, Responsible Wood pays tribute to the certificate holders and members leading the recovery. Reflecting on the Spring Bulletin, Responsible Wood Marketing and…

‘Timber Hub,’ Responsible Wood project certification takes shape

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both organisations to create a “Timber Hub” showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders.  Colloquially termed the “Timber Hub,” the office is a knowledge hub for the timber industry in Queensland – with Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood co-locating in a…

Master Builders: Sydney Metro sets benchmark with project certification

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 61 of the Master Builder New South Wales magazine The Sydney Metro project, the first fully automated metropolitan rail system in Australia has been featured in the latest Master Builders New South Wales magazine. Stage 1 of the project, the first project in Australia to achieve Responsible Wood project certification, the Sydney Metro Northwest, is…

A treasure in the sand dunes

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is a sight to behold! Dedicated to marine turtle research, protection and education the centre is a must for all that visit Mon Repos.   Welcoming more than 20,000 visitors a season, Mon Repos is home to the largest concentration of marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland.  Indeed, the success of nesting and hatching turtles…

Eagle Eye – the quest to save the wedge-tailed eagle

‘Wireless technology and state of the art remote sensors used to protect the endangered bird’ HOBART, TASMANIA – 23/04/2020 The Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, distinguished by its size and its wedge-shaped tail, is a much-loved species. Preying on reptiles, birds and mammals, across a wide range of habitats, from the coast to highland areas, this majestic bird defends large territories, nesting…