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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

2015 MBA WoodSolutions Young Builder of the Year Award

Tuesday, 17th Nov 2015

MONDO BUILDER MAKES IT FOUR IN A ROW FOR WA IN AUSTRALIA’S TOP HOME AWARDS  WA home builder, Ray Kershaw, 31, has taken out Australia’s top award as the WoodSolutions National Young Master Builder of the Year in the Master Builders Association’s... Read more

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better: Prof. Alex de Rijke

Tuesday, 17th Nov 2015

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better than Steel and Concrete: Prof. Alex de Rijke Responsible for the often-quoted statement, “If the 19th century was the century of steel and the 20th century the century of concrete, then the 21st century is about engineered timber.”... Read more

Going Bush for World Wood Day and science

Thursday, 27th Aug 2015

Going Bush highlights Planet Ark’s involvement with World Wood Day and FWPA’s support for world-leading climate change science The long-running Channel 7 program, Going Bush, highlights interesting news and views about the Australian forest and wood products... Read more

On television with Planet Ark

Sunday, 23rd Aug 2015

Wood. Naturally Better.™ TV campaign significantly boosts awareness The long-running Wood. Naturally Better.™ advertisement, under Planets Ark’s Environmental Edge brand, again increased awareness of the commercial and its key messages during Aril/May... Read more

CHILE Wood Expo: Sydney Oct 16

Monday, 1st Sep 2014

The best of Chilean timber products - presented with style and flair! The Chile Wood Expo is a celebration of the sophisticated range of the country’s timber products now distributed in Australia - we'll be there, come and say hello to us at the WoodSolutions stand. ... Read more

Wood. Naturally Better has grand designs on TV

Wednesday, 9th Apr 2014

Wood. Naturally Better.™ has grand designs on TV ad On Sunday April 6th across Australia, television viewers were greeted by award-winning architect Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia, promoting wood for Planet Ark and Wood. Naturally Better.™ The... Read more

National Carpenters Day - Friday October 25

Thursday, 24th Oct 2013

Wood. Naturally Better.™ is proud to be a sponsor of National Carpenters Day: Friday 25th October. At TAFEs, hardware stores and building companies around Australia, 10,000 of Australia’s favourite tradies - the chippies will celebrate their day with... Read more

2013 ATDA Winners

Friday, 20th Sep 2013

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards winners    The winners of the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards were annpunced on September 19th. The top prize went to Lend Lease for Melbourne's Forte at Victoria Harbour, the world's tallest modern timber apartment... Read more


Did you know?

Australia’s native forests, timber plantations and wood products are net absorbers of greenhouse gases, sequestering 56.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005, reducing Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10%.