CANADA WOOD UK
Suppliers of: EU Timber Regulations, Canadian wood, Canadian timber, Canadian hardwood, Canadian softwood, carcassing, CLS, wood flooring, timber frame, engineered wood, plywood, cladding, western red cedar, Douglas fir, hemlock, cherry, birch, maple, oak, walnut, ash
Canada Wood is a joint initiative between the Canadian government and timber industry association partners representing producers in Canada, serving as a link to approximately 10% of the world’s forest area and to Canada’s wealth of timber and wood products.
Canada Wood Blog: Provides useful information about regional and global specifcation as well as a vital forum for communication between specifiers and manufacturers.
The EUTR is to address the issue of illegal logging and places obligations on timber importers, classified as ‘operators’, to put in place a ‘due diligence system’ (DDS) in order to reduce the risk of importing illegally harvested timber into the EU. The operator remains accountable at all times.
Environmental Product Decalration (EPD):
The Canadian Wood Council provides a full range of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all types of Canadian Wood. Click here to access this resource.
Canada Wood in the UK provides industry, trade, specifiers, designers and the public with the contacts and support that is available through our information, resources and marketing initiatives. We are always glad to advise enquirers about technical issues, souces of supply, product availability, grading, environmental matters and related topics.
The range of wood products from Canada is extensive, including unique softwood species, temperate hardwoods, each in the form of sawn timber, and almost everything from structural softwood grades right through to complete timber frame house packages! We have something for everyone, for today and tomorrow – and the Canada Wood programme is all about letting you know! Canada is committed to sustainable forest management, evidenced by more than more than 150 million hectares of forest independently certified to CSA, FSC and SFI standards, telling you that Canada Wood is here to stay.
Canada Wood is a joint government-industry initiative, and partners include:
Natural Resources Canada: www.rncan.gc.ca
Natural Resources Canada champions innovation and expertise in earth sciences, forestry, energy and minerals and metals to ensure the responsible and sustainable development of Canada’s natural resources.
Forestry Innovation Investment: www.bcfii.ca
Forestry Innovation Investment’s mandate is to support an environmentally sustainable and prosperous forest economy in British Columbia.
The Engineered Wood Association (APA): www.apawood.org
For over eighty years, APA – The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability.
Council of Forest Industries (COFI): www.cofi.org
The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is a non-profit organization positively influencing the revitalization of the BC forest industry now and into the future.
Québec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB): www.quebecwoodexport.com
The Québec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB) is a non-profit organization showcasing wood products from Québec in export markets.
Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB): www.mlb.ca
Maritime sawmills produce a variety of sizes and grades which are completely in accord with building code requirements in North America, Europe, and other offshore markets.
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association WRCLA): www.realcedar.com
Western Red Cedar Export Association (WRCEA) members account for over 65% the world supply of Western Red Cedar.
We supply technical advice on a wide range of Canadian products to include:
Canadian wood, Canadian timber, Canadian hardwood, Canadian softwood, carcassing, CLS, wood flooring, timber frame, engineered wood, plywood, cladding, western red cedar, Douglas fir, hemlock, cherry, birch, maple, oak, walnut, ash
The Wood Awards - Canada Wood
The Wood Awards 2013
Canada Wood returns in 2013 as a leading supporter of the UKs Wood Awards, aiming to inspire as many people as possible to consider and use wood in architecture and furniture, while further encouraging those who already do!
The Wood Awards aim is to inspire as many people as possible to consider and use wood in architecture and furniture, while further encouraging those who already do! Canada Wood returns in 2013 as a leading supporter of the UKs premier award scheme to help further the recognition, encouragement and promotion of outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood.
With the permission of the owner, anyone associated with an eligible building or furniture project not entered before and completed in the UK within the last two years can enter. Main categories are Commercial & Public Access, Private, Small Project, Structural, Repair & Adaptive Reuse, Bespoke Furniture and Production Made Furniture. Details appear at www.woodawards.com.
Canada Wood demystifies the European Timber Regulation
Canada Wood demystifies the European Timber Regulation
The EUTR prohibits the placing of 'illegally harvested' timber and products derived from such timber on the European market. It requires traders who place timber and wood products on the EU market for the first time to exercise 'due diligence', involving risk-analysis of the liklihood of importing illegally sourced material. Canada is viewed as being a low-risk country, and as-such an easy-option source of supply.
Further information appears on our website, via the link, and is available in hard-copy on request.