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Woodbuild Wales 2017 - New opportunities and innovative solutions
Thu 15 June 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
The need for more housing in Wales has never been so great.
Homes built from timber, on or off site, are the future and provide a sustainable solution to how we increase the quantity, quality and energy efficiency of our buildings. The Woodbuild Wales conference and expo represents an unmissable opportunity to get up to speed with the latest developments.
This year's conference will also feature the launch of the UK’s first Wood Encouragement Policy adopted by Powys County Council. This visionary new policy has the potential to make a substantial and lasting impact on the development of the timber industry in Wales.
“Powys County Council is determined to develop innovative solutions to address the loss of young economically active households from our communities by creating jobs in the growth, harvesting, processing and manufacture of homes from natural timber resources grown in rural communities.”
Simon Inkson, Head of Housing, Powys CC
The conference is particularly targeted at building clients and companies involved in the design, manufacture and delivery of timber construction in Wales but is highly relevant to anyone with an interest in the future of Welsh housing and Welsh forest industries.
The Expo will showcase companies and organisations leading the charge - from turnkey suppliers to forestry and timber processors, as well as training providers and research and development organisations