Winning Homes 2020 – Beautiful, Natural, Sustainable and Responsible

East Ballarat House, the treehouse in the goldfields, has been featured in ‘Winning Homes’ – the 2020 Master Builders Victoria Excellence in Housing Awards. A finalist in the 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards – Australian Certified Timber, the custom-build showcases Responsible Wood-certified Silvertop Ash hardwood cladding and Stringybark decking. Responsible Wood is Australia’s largest forest certification scheme and is used…

AS 4707 standard reference committee updates on revision of chain of custody

As featured in the Timber & Forestry E News Draft standard available for comment in mid-2021 WITH more than 300 chain-of-custody certified companies in Australia, the AS 4707 Chain of Custody Standard – in addition to delivering Responsible Wood-certified products to the marketplace – has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of businesses along the timber value chain. The…

Timber Trader News – Responsible and beautiful

New ‘Timber Hub’ featured on page 8 of the February Timber Trader News WHEN Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Responsible Wood-certified Queensland specialised timber species. That vision has been realised with timber and suppliers generously donated from a variety of…

Sky: educational building showcases certified timber

As featured by PEFC International At its headquarters in West London, satellite broadcaster Sky has built a new educational facility using PEFC-certified engineered timber. Under the banner of Believe in Better Buildings (BiBB), the building reflects the company’s sustainable aspirations. The first multi-storey timber commercial office in the UK, it demonstrates the use of offsite prefabrication and timber construction to achieve a…

Australia gains from new PEFC marketing appointment in Japan

As featured in the Timber & Forestry E News AUSTRALIAN certified timber producers trading with Japan will benefit from the appointment of a new international marketing manager in Tokyo. The long-established Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC), the national governing body for PEFC in Japan, has appointed Makiko Horio who will work to increase market share of forests endorsed by PEFC,…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Summer Bulletin 2021

“And the winner is…” A highly acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian certified timber prize presented by Responsible Wood. The Wildlife Retreat, a lush bushland oasis in the iconic Taronga Zoo headlines the latest Responsible Wood Bulletin. In this, a 16-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers…

University of Greenwich: new building impresses with state-of-the-art timber construction

As featured by PEFC International Originally constructed in the 1760s, Dreadnought Building retains its character and sense of history while providing a state-of-the-art hub with teaching and social spaces. PEFC-certified engineered timber gives it a warm and modern feel. Originally constructed in the 1760s by Greenwich Hospital as its infirmary, the building was modernized and transformed into today’s Dreadnought Building, that…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize 2021 – World Architecture Festival announces new dates

As featured by PEFC International Architects listen up: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) now takes place 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. The Festival moved from the original dates in June, due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19. The entry deadline is now 7 May 2021. For the third year in a row, PEFC is sponsoring the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The Prize…

Responsible Wood announces Small Grants recipients

Six community groups have been awarded grants On 21 January 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests. The 2020 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by…

Building with timber: for people, planet and a better future

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognize its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and planet. Our ‘PEFC Webinar: Building a better future with certified timber’, that took place in December, saw three construction experts discussing the merits of timber. Thanks to mass engineered timber,…