What should I know about sustainable wood?

Many developers or self-builders who want a timber-framed house are concerned that the timber used has not come from sources involved in illegal logging and deforestation of the rainforest and other environmentally sensitive areas. Apart from the damage being caused by these activities, they’re not sustainable because no replanting takes place and so this natural resource will eventually run out. …

The Quay to the City

Charles Dickens himself claimed that the docks area of Gloucester was ‘extraordinary’. The docks made Gloucester a very important place and even though its importance waned, what the city has since done with the industrial land, has put Gloucester firmly back on the map again. Now a fantastic example of investment, regeneration and recreational fun – Gloucester Quays has become …