Evolving the Forest

2019 sees the centenary of the Forestry Commission and an opportunity to explore what forestry means in the UK, where we are at and where we are going.  We are working with Artdotearth and the [...]

What future for tidal woodlands: safe, senescing or simply too big of an issue?

One of the most dramatic features of the stunning coastline of the South West are the estuarine forests; shields of oak canopy spilling down to the waters edge along estuaries and open stretches [...]

Fabrication for free-form timber architecture

The UK is a global hub for innovation in timber architecture and engineering with many major practices based in London.  There is, however, very little capacity to fabricate timber elements, [...]

Brimstone Thermally Modified Timber

Working with Vastern Timber to help develop their Brimstone brand of thermally modified timber.  Over the next 6 months we will be commissioning life-cycle analysis work; fire safety testing and [...]

A Manifesto for Forestry at Dartington

The most exciting and daunting piece of work we have had to date? Dartington Hall, tucked into South Devon on the outskirts of Totnes has a century of history in land-use and social innovations.  [...]

Funding News

We offer a funding and bid-writing service throughout the timber supply-chain.  All news on current funding can be found here. In order to offer a better service to our clients we are now working [...]

Construction Fab-Lab for Dorset

We are currently working with Wessex Community Assets to investigate the potential for a construction level fabrication-lab for Dorset.  The centre would act as a hub to investigate the use of [...]

New Value Streams from Forests

We were recently invited to attended the EIP Agri workshop in Vienna on innovation in the non-timber forest product sector.  Examples from across Europe were presented with honest assessments of [...]

Thermally Modified Timber

Working with the Silvanus Trust Jez Ralph was involved in funding for the initial prototyping and testing of thermally modified English ash. The work was led by Grown in Britain, Vastern Timber, [...]

Silvifuture

In a time of changing climate and changing timber needs we need t consider what species may grow well, be sustainable and be an environmental asset in future forests.  We have been working with [...]

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