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Forests are important to our ecological, economic and social wellbeing. They provide wood and non-wood products, recreational opportunities and other non-market goods and services such as water and clean air. The R&B Timber Group has provided 10 reasons from Planet Change as to why forests... Continue Reading
With increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, architects and building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood is considered a cost-effective material and a renewable... Continue Reading
We are at the cusp of a revolution. As a global community we now have the opportunity to meet worldwide housing demands without increasing carbon emissions. How is this possible one might ask, the answer is simple: wood.
In the first... Continue Reading
In today's world, wood is one of the "greenest" building materials, but what are the negative effects of unsustainable forestry. Wood have several 'lifespans', as it ends its 'first life' as a wood product; it can then be recycled several times and in some case, even composted. Not only is wood... Continue Reading
Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but in the recent decades it has gone mainstream, becoming both chic and indispensable.
Many of us spent hours of our childhood playing in a treehouse - but how often did were we allowed to sleep in them?
Well, now you can!
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Gardening is a popular pastime throughout the world, worth investigating because of its potential for important effects on the individual as well as on the ecosystem.
If digging in the dirt has never appealed to you, will hopefully change your perception on gardening.
Help the... Continue Reading
A vineyard or 'wine farm' in South Africa is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking. Vineyard Poles play an important role in the growth of healthy grapes, producing the finest wines in the country.
South Africa comprises of some of the worlds most elegant... Continue Reading
During antiquity, pitches and resins were used commonly as medicines. Pliny mentions a variety of tar-like substances being used as medicine, including cedria and pissinum.Cedria was the pitch and resin of the cedar tree, being equivalent to the oil of tar and pyroligneous acid which are... Continue Reading
Wooden Poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping. Jungle gyms are mostly found on playgrounds of all kinds. Also known as climbing frames, jungle gyms commonly consist of an open framework that allows children to climb, sit or... Continue Reading
Wooden Poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping. There are a number of different techniques that can be used when building with wooden poles. Treated wooden poles make it easy to construct and create stable structures that that... Continue Reading