Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies, the name behind the Accoya brand, is also sponsoring the event, which has leading timber products distributor James Latham as Headline Sponsor.

A host of industry organisations are also supporting the event, to be held at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on February 13, with Wood for Good, the Timber Trade Federation, TRADA and the Wood Protection Association official supporters. Work in Mind, a health and well-being web portal, is also supporting the event.

Silver Sponsor the BWF is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK, with over 700 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, furniture, all forms of bespoke, interior and architectural joinery as well as suppliers to the industry.

"The Wood and Wellness conference provides an excellent opportunity to share and discuss research on how the use of timber in a building can positively impact the way we feel," said Helen Hewitt, CEO of the BWF.

"The BWF are excited to sponsor such an event, especially as our own research found that homeowners are increasingly recognising the important effect that the materials they choose have on their feeling of wellbeing and happiness, with almost half stating that natural materials in their home make them feel happier than artificial alternatives."

The woodworking sector as a whole is a £3.8bn industry operating at the heart of UK manufacturing.

Accsys Technologies produces Accoya modified wood at its Arnhem plant in the Netherlands and also makes modified wood elements for use in Tricoya modified wood panels. Its acetylation process modifies radiata pine into Accoya modified wood, giving high levels of durability and stability.

Wood and Wellness, which is CPD accredited, is aimed at educating and informing the timber sector and architects, specifiers, interior designers and other construction industry professionals about the contribution wood can make on health and well-being in the built environment.

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