New council homes built for Ealing Council, London, have made use of timber-framed structural insulated panels (SIPs) construction to deliver high eco-standards and a speedy delivery, say the developers.
A doorset manufacturer has secured enhanced performance certification for its product after it stood up to the wear and tear of being opened a closed a million times – and still went on to pass a fire resistance test.
Wood is the quintessential sustainable material, right? Well, in this modern global economy that entirely depends upon where it is grown and where it ends up being used, as the Grown In Britain campaign is keen to point out
Savvy retailers are learning that wood has a winning aesthetic for today’s more eco-conscious consumers, and given its innate sustainable credentials it means retail therapy doesn’t have to be quite such a guilty pleasure reports Mark Cantrell