Case stories

Case stories

11 May 2018

Alceste Shoes: a shoe made entirely from the forest

Fashion

Two Italian designers have created a shoe made entirely from organic, forest-based materials! The upper shoe and laces are made from lyocell, the outsole is made from natural rubber.

19 May 2017

Essex Business School

Construction

Essex Business School is the UK’s first zero-carbon business school. The use of timber significantly contributed to this exceptional achievement.

19 May 2017

William Perkin Church of England High School

Construction

Changing from a concrete frame to a PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam construction, William Perkin High School has reduced the embodied carbon of the superstructure by 1,500 tonnes of CO2.

19 May 2017

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School

Construction

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) consists of a three-storey CLT superstructure made from PEFC-certified wood, that enabled the building time to be reduced by 20%.

4 August 2014

Simon: putting wood in the spotlight

Furniture & homeware

Simon is an industrial group made up of 25 companies throughout the world, and a specialist in products and services that enhance the customers’ comfort, safety and energy savings. The company now uses PEFC-certified beech as part of it Detail 82 range of bases for light switches.

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