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Welcome to the Wood Marketing Federation website

Wood is the most versatile, renewable and sustainable resource on the planet. Timber is the oldest construction material, first used in the primeval forest as rough shelters. Sophisticated wood construction dates to timber frame buildings in China 10,000 years ago. Wood used in building for structural and non-structural applications has a significantly lower carbon footprint than materials that use fossil fuels during manufacture.

Our global forests capture 2.3 billion tonnes of carbon annually from the atmosphere according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2000). Timber from sustainably managed forests, converted into construction timber, furniture and other wood products act as carbon stores, often for centuries. In Scandinavia, timber houses and churches still survive from the 13th century. Wood is enjoying a major revival in Ireland after centuries of exploitation.

The Wood Marketing Federation was set up in 1989 to increase the knowledge and understanding of wood and wood products and to promote its use in construction and design.

The Federation forms partnerships with a wide range of companies and organisations – State and private – who share our mission: To promote wood as a renewable, sustainable and versatile natural material Please visit the other areas of our site to see the work, publications and promotional initiatives in which the WMF are involved.

 

 

 

Tenth annual student wood awards go to Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Bray

Dublin IT, Letterfrack and Bray colleges, UCD and Queen’s University win
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Minister Hayes (back left) presented prizes at the annual Third Level Student Wood Awards in the National Botanic Gardens. With Minister Hayes are some of he winning students, Duncan Stewart, Paul Harvey, chairman WMF and Gerard Murphy representing Coillte, the main sponsor of the awards.

Minister Hayes (back left) presented prizes at the annual Third Level Student Wood Awards in the National Botanic Gardens. With Minister Hayes are some of he winning students, Duncan Stewart, Paul Harvey, chairman WMF and Gerard Murphy representing Coillte, the main sponsor of the awards. Declan Conlon, vice-chairman WMF, Donal Magner, Secretary, WMF and Simon O’Driscoll, judge.

Minister Hayes (second from left) presented the prizes at the annual Third Level Student Wood Awards in the National Botanic Gardens, with (from left): Liam Farrelly, UCD winner of Architecture Category, Gerard Murphy, who represented Coillte, the main sponsors of the awards and Duncan Stewart, chair of the awards’ jury.

Minister Hayes (second from left) presented the prizes at the annual Third Level Student Wood Awards in the National Botanic Gardens, with (from left): Liam Farrelly, UCD winner of Architecture Category, Gerard Murphy, who represented Coillte, the main sponsors of the awards and Duncan Stewart, chair of the awards’ jury.

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