Sustainable Timber Specification
The UK building industry consumes millions of tonnes of timber a year. Whilst in the past the sources of this timber were entirely unregulated, today greater awareness of the significant environmental damage thoughtless timber specification can cause has led to the introduction of many different certification schemes – some good, some not so good.
Trainer Robert Borruso will demonstrate that experience has shown that just specifying ‘sustainable timber’ does not always lead to ‘sustainable timber’ being used.
The session explains what schemes are available, and where they can go wrong and explores ways of designing out the risk of unsustainable timber being used in the first place.
Robert will also look at the use of timber in cladding. With timber being an increasingly popular choice as a sustainable material cladding we’ll explore the specific pitfalls associated with use.