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Homegrown: Timber construction from UK forests

Thu 23 Feb 2023, 18:30

As the UK looks to expand forest coverage and increase the use of timber in construction, three speakers will explore the potential of homegrown wood from different parts of the UK, exploring the potential of varied tree species and forestry techniques to produce a range of wood products, from Welsh wooden windows to solid structural timber from Scottish trees and everything in between. 

The panel chair, Katt Scott, will explore the challenges, tensions, and opportunities arising from a proposed expansion of UK forestry practices and increased use of mass timber products through a series of questions posed to the panel speakers. The talk will explore areas in the built environment in need of further research and more immediate, actionable efforts to support necessary decarbonisation and drawdown, and increase biodiversity and equality outcomes.

This talk is part of the Homegrown: Building a Post-carbon Future public programme and will take place in-person at the Building Centre.


Matt Rosier, Matt Stevenson (Ecosystems Technologies), Eilidh Forster (Woodknowledge Wales & Bangor University), and Kat Scott (chair, dRMM).

Built by Nature (BbN) is a visionary new non-profit entity. Their vision is for our built environment to work in unison with nature and aims towards accelerating the timber and biobased building transformation by radically reducing embodied carbon in construction materials; safely storing carbon in our buildings for generations; and sequestering carbon by championing forest stewardship and regeneration. BbN connects industry and city frontrunners, enables research, innovation, demonstrations, city-scale projects and advocacy, and amplifies powerful stories of this climate solution.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Built by Nature and the Built Environment Trust.

If you would like to support the public programme and educational activities for Homegrown please contact John Bonning at


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