Timber and recycling news and related info from around the internet:
What a beautiful day but boy is it cold! Stay warm everyone!
Being located on the coast it's important to have dry storage areas for our wood, so up goes another roof!
Some great ideas for sustainable design here... Builders and designers take note!!!
"Re-using and recycling building materials is a great approach to sustainable energy because it saves energy and resources as well as diverts materials from landfill. However it is difficult to re-use and recycle building materials without good planning for the deconstruction of the building."
A very useful piece addressing why and when wood warps and twists and shrinks... if you want to know:
- why vertical grain is desirable
- what happens to wood as it 'seasons'
- what is "cupping" and how it can be avoided
This will give you a good starting point: