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 [...]

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 [...]

Timber in the Teign Valley

The Teign Valley in Devon has a rich history of woodland and forestry from the Atlantic Oak woodlands through the pioneering work of the Elmhirst’s at Dartington in the mid 20th Century.  [...]

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 [...]

Dorset Biomass Feasibility Study

Dorset County Council have been investigating the possibility of heating County Hall with biomass and, ideally, self-supply the fuel.  We have been undertaking an audit of the volumes potentially [...]

A Timber Strategy for Exmoor Woodlands

Exmoor National Park Authority owns or is responsible fore a considerable amount of woodland, much of it ancient oak.  We will be working with the National Park to survey these woodlands and [...]

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 [...]

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