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…

Celebrating our rainforests on World Rainforest Day

As featured by PEFC International We are a proud partner of the World Rainforest Day initiative, organized by the Rainforest Partnership to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Taking place on 22 June, World Rainforest Day is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Did you know that rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area, but…

Responsible Wood hosts product trends, trademarks and declarations webinar

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their latest webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, showed how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar covered the advantages of…

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…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…

On the Cusp…

New product launch taken from the Cusp CLT website! CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) today, along with their new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website cusp.com.au is now live ahead of their launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29th June. Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak…

Responsible Wood connects with next generation of leaders in architecture

As fearured in the Timber and Forestry E News TWO University of Queensland architectural students have been awarded the Responsible Wood Architectural Prize for Excellence in Timber Design for their research paper and model on the construction of a fire observation tower in the Brisbane Valley region. The students, Dylan Francks and Simin Louei, assisted by Matthew Walton, Alec Hutchinson…

Getting to nub of biophilics at Timber Hub

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News QUEENSLAND’S Timber Hub office in Brisbane was the perfect venue to talk to interior design students about wood and biophilics, the practice of connecting people and nature within built environments and communities. Allied to the WoodSolutions technical program, Timber Queensland last week hosted two groups of TAFE diploma of building design…