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uPVC windows could harm conservation area

Thu 16 Nov 2017

We join the debate on replacing windows in a Grade II-listed building in Tiverton.

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Wood you use timber for social housing?

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Social landlords need to invest for long-term financial value as well as to recognize their wider responsibility towards the planet. Tony Pell Chair of the Wood Window Alliance explains why.

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Oz study reviews evidence of wood's impact on health and well-being

Thu 22 Jun 2017

This report provides a review of studies analysing the health and wellbeing benefits of wooden interiors in homes, businesses, places of learning and places for healing.

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See the follow-up report to the WWF's 'Window of Opportunity'

Thu 08 Jun 2017

In 2005 WWF published the report 'Window of Opportunity', outlining the environmental and economic benefits of specifying timber window frames to help drive a better future for global forests, and could make the difference between losing them, or keeping them standing and benefitting both people and nature. More than a decade on, concerns about chemicals in our environment and the rising tide of plastic waste continue. So what does more recent research tell us about the use of wood for windows, does it still rank as the better choice?

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How the home can help your feeling of wellness

Mon 08 May 2017

As our everyday lives feel more stressful, our homes are taking on an ever-increasing importance to our wellbeing – with 85% of British homeowners stating that their home is their go-to place to escape the stress of the outside world and 84% saying it is their place of retreat for reflection and relaxation.

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