What’s the big deal with timber quality?
We’ve been looking towards growing good straight knot-free cylinders of wood for centuries and, by and large, are actually quite good at it when we put our minds to it. The world is, however, changing. New science, new technology, new ways of using timber challenge our preconceptions of what quality timber actually is.
Building and Living in Timber
Pennerley Permaculture owners Jon and Cheryl Kean live and work 1000 feet up on the site of an old lead mine at Stiperstones, Shropshire, close to the Welsh borders. Their mission to build three sustainable timber homes on the site led to a search for UK suppliers, not always successfully, and raised a number of challenges.