More than 400 people attended a series of ‘Innovation and Sustainability in Building with Wood’ seminars organised by wood. for good.

Held at the Building Centre, London over four evenings, the seminars featured speakers from BRE, the Forestry Commission, Nordic Timber Council, Akzo-Nobel, Jeld-Wen, Velux, James Jones & Sons Ltd, British Woodworking Federation, Stora Enso, Gordon Cowley Engineering and Stewart Milne.

Representatives from architects’ practices, housing associations, engineers, designers and contractors heard talks on subjects including timber frame, engineered wood and timber structures, sustainability and timber windows.

Charles Trevor, managing director of wood. for good, said: “Our intention was to give a broad overview of the possibilities wood offers as a construction material over a wide range of topics.

“We wanted to educate the audience about the positive environmental impact of using wood in construction, dispel myths about what could and could not be achieved and highlight many of the innovations which are to be found with wood today, for example regarding engineered wood products.”