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Australian Forestry Standard becomes Responsible Wood

Sunday, 14th Jan 2018

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has changed its name to Responsible Wood Look for the new logo to ensure you have responsibly sourced wood The change reflects the company’s commitment to implementing a clear consumer-focused strategy about the sustainability of... Read more

International House wins 2017 Grand Prix Award

Thursday, 26th Oct 2017

International House Sydney builds on its winning reputation at the 2017 Australian Timber Design Awards   Melbourne, 25 October, 2017 - Australia’s first engineered timber multi-storey office building, International House at Sydney’s Barangaroo, was announced as... Read more

Five Advantages of Wooden Furniture

Thursday, 17th Aug 2017

Five advantages of wooden furniture There is no household area that doesn’t suit the warmth, richness, comfort and finesse of wooden furniture. Tables, chairs, bed frames, shelves, chests of drawers, cupboards and even ornaments—the advantages of wooden furniture in... Read more

The mindfulness of wood at home

Wednesday, 16th Aug 2017

Want a more mindful home? Start with wood! The relaxing interior of Cabin 2 - courtesy of Madisson Architects Australians lead busy lives, and with most of us now owning a smartphone, much of our day is spent looking at screens. We’re desperate to relax and unwind when... Read more

Make it Wood? You Could!

Monday, 5th Jun 2017

Whether responsibly sourced wood is being used to make beautiful furniture or practical packaging it is a natural store of carbon for life. It's renewable, sustainable and versatile. Inside or outside you could make it wood.              ... Read more

Two New Wood Encouragement Policies in WA

Monday, 19th Dec 2016

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make It Wood campaign aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. A key part of this initiative is helping drive the adoption of Wood Encouragement Policies (WEPs) throughout... Read more

Ten Reasons Why Your Council Should Adopt a WEP

Saturday, 3rd Dec 2016

A WEP generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. As such is it not intended to be a draconian, all encompassing dictum, but rather seeks to ensure that... Read more

Australian Councils Adopt Wood Encouragement Policies

Friday, 2nd Dec 2016

How wood can help councils to reduce carbon emissions and save money Across the country, local goverments are increasingly looking at ways to improve their operations by initiating policies with results that include; reducing their carbon footprints, maximising the... Read more

New National Centre for Timber Durability

Friday, 18th Nov 2016

New National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life to Benefit all Timber Users Putting Australia at the forefront of international best practice Industry, academia and government have partnered to create the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life... Read more

Good news for suburban apartment buyers: New timber rule set to reduce emissions and construction costs

Monday, 1st Feb 2016

Good news for suburban apartment buyers:New timber rule set to reduce emissions and construction costs Changes to the National Construction Code allowing timber construction in buildings up to eight storeys high could make mid-rise suburban apartments both more affordable... Read more


Did you know?

About 6% of Australia’s 147 million hectares of native forests are public forests potentially available for timber harvesting. Timber is harvested from about 1% of those public native forests each year.