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Homegrown Timber CPD

Homegrown Timber CPD For Specifiers

Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and those who specify materials for construction projects. Following on from our popular CPDs, specifiers can now learn how they could specify more responsibly sourced homegrown timber, through our fully accredited, one-hour Homegrown Timber CPD course.

The CPD is provided free of charge. It can be delivered online via Zoom or Teams for up to 100 participants, or in person at your offices, all we ask is that hosts provide a venue with a display screen or projector and a minimum number of 12 participants. A CPD certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants and a light lunch will be provided if delivered as an in-person event.

Why You Need to Know about Homegrown Timber

The UK is one of the least forested nations in Europe, at only 13% forest cover, whereas the European average is 37%. It is also the second largest net importer of timber products, only China imports more. Even though there is a limited resource, UK softwoods are well utilised, although we do need to improve the specification of C16 timber. For hardwood, only around 10% of what is harvested ends up as swan timber!

We therefore need to do more to utilise our home grown timber resource to encourage more planting and management of productive woodlands.

By attending this webinar attendees will learn why they should specify homegrown softwoods and hardwoods, with practical examples of products and applications, along with the responsible sourcing measures they should apply.

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With this CPD you will learn more about:

  • UK timber market and sources
  • Why you should choose homegrown
  • CPET and approved certification schemes
  • Specifying softwood timber – C16 v C24
  • WoodStock hardwood study
  • Case studies of home grown timber use

If you would like to join our free CPD on 26th April Register here

The webinar will be presented by Charlie Law of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has over 30 years experience in the construction sector with extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease.

Charlie is also Head of Construction & ESG at the Pallet Loop and Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK (TDUK).