Timber Transformer

Timber Transformer is open at The Building Centre from Monday 5 February to Friday 27 April.

Mon  Fri: 9.00am 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am   5.00pm

Timber Transformer is an exhibition that tells the story of a 15-year journey to change the political, social, economic and environmental landscape of Indonesian forestry.

The show examines the diplomatic agreements and country-wide process that culminated in Indonesia becoming the first country to issue a newly formed FLEGT licence* designed to trace the origins of tropical timber. The show highlights how a transformation of the tropical timber industry can impact forest communities, local habitats, global economies and sustainability on an international scale.


If you are unable to visit The Building Centre, you can experience the exhibition online here.

This exhibition is curated by The Built Environment Trust.

The Built Environment Trust would like to thank the Timber Trade Federation, UKaid, the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme (Indonesia) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry for the information and support that made this exhibition possible.


* Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licence acts as a guarantee that the timber and timber products you purchase have come from well-managed, well-regulated forests and supply chains.