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  • How to Build a Pergola


    A pergola is a dream outdoor structure that everyone aspires to have on their lawn or even a backyard garden. So if you are looking to build one in your lawn, we are here with a DIY guide to help you. This beautiful pergola looks stunning in Western Red Cedar, which adds to its beauty with its natural mocha color. What's better is that with minimal effort, your pergola will continue to look beautiful for ages due to the durability of Western Red Cedar.

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  • 9 Houses That Show Why Wood Is the Material of the Future


    In this brilliant article from Houzz.com, we see 9 wooden houses that exemplify the beauty and serenity one can experience in wooden homes. Being a naturally occurring material, wood provides a feeling of connection with nature and has positive effects on the mind and body.

    Using wood for building homes is great for the planet as the carbon footprint of wood is much lower during its entire life cycle as compared to other materials. The only condition- the wood should come from sustainably managed forests.

    Explore these 9 wooden homes and by the end of the article, we are sure you will want one for yourself too.

    9 Houses That Show Why Wood Is the Material of the Future

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.

  • The North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre (ELC) is an addition to the North Vancouver Outdoor School (NVOS) located in Brackendale near Squamish, British Columbia.

    The ELC is constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT), which is a large multi-layer wooden panel made of lumber, and engineered for strength through laminations of different layers placed cross-wise to the adjacent layers. The centre also features a Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) column and beam super-structure made from engineered timbers consisting of wood laminations that are bonded together with strong, waterproof adhesives, creating an ideal structural component.

    Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls and higher buildings, and continue to expand the possibilities for wood use in construction. Wood is more than a building material; it's a renewable and responsible choice.

    Architect: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
    Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
    Budget: $5.8 million
    Size: 850-square-metre (9,149-square-feet) building

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.

  • "Amber" is a design project started by two students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design that explores the emotional connections we have with wood and aims to express this in the form of furniture.

    The inspiration for this project came from the transformation from a tree to finished furniture, and the stories contained within this process.

    Today there is a new wave of advanced technology and innovation in wood processing. Designers and architects are capable of expressing their creativity through wood in ways that were unimaginable before, developing taller buildings and longer spans with wood.

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.

  • The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary academic centre; the building is home to multiple research projects and the subject of ongoing studies on the long-term effects of sustainable design, construction and operation.

    The structure of CIRS is a hybrid system. Due to the size of the members and the bulk of the system, the wood frame and assembly combination are considered to be heavy timber construction under the British Columbia Building Code. This designation allows the structure to be exposed without the need for additional fireproofing materials.

    The decision to use wood was in keeping with the regenerative concept of CIRS. Wood is one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet: trees grow using energy from the sun and provide valuable ecosystem services such as releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, creating habitats, as well as providing shade and cooling. All of the wood used in CIRS was sourced from the sustainably managed forests of British Columbia.

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.

  • Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls and higher buildings, contributing to a wider range of wood construction system solutions and building opportunities.

    In this video, Leander Bathon discusses innovative elements of the Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia which includes a composite floor, cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof panels and a composite floating staircase.

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.

  • Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls and higher buildings, contributing to a wider range of wood construction system solutions and building opportunities. 

    In this video, Leander Bathon discusses innovative elements of the Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia which includes a composite floor, cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof panels and a composite floating staircase. 

    Certified wood from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are now available in India.