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Siberian Larch Cladding - Sweet Street, Leeds.

Friday 6th September 2019. Prowood are extremely proud to have supplied over 240m³ (approx. 65,000lm) of Siberian Larch Cladding to the Sweet Street residential development in Leeds. We are delighted to have been involved in such an impressive and prestigious project. Specie: Siberian Larch, Kiln Dried. U/S (Unsorted) I-III      Certification: FSC Mix 70% Profile:&...

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Scientists Shoot For World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper!

Friday 30th August 2019. Buildings made from wood are becoming increasingly common in cities around the world, as designers and architects extol the carbon capturing nature of this underused material. You’ll have heard of plant-based diets, but the push for plant-based cities may be less familiar. Nevertheless, it’s well under way. Research teams around the world are racing to cr...

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Laminated Timber Products – The Possibilities Are Endless.

Monday 19th August 2019. Prowood laminate over 900m³ of timber products per month, most of which is used to manufacture PROLAM staircase components: handrails, baserails, treads & newels. Our state-of-the-art Taylor Press laminators have capabilities to produce blanks up to 150mm thick, 900mm wide & 6.1m long, laminating products for interior and exterior applications. Lami...

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Canadian Cities Take Wooden Skyscrapers To New Heights.

Tuesday 13th August 2019.  British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit. British Columbia is no stranger to wooden giants. Along its western coast, Douglas fir and Sitka spruce trees topping 60 meters in height have in some cases weathered nearly a millennium of storms. Now a growing chorus of arch...

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A Super-Thin Slice Of Wood Can Be Used To Turn Saltwater Drinkable.

Wednesday 7th August 2019.  Filtering the salt from seawater can take a lot of energy or specialised engineering. A thin membrane made of porous wood may be able to fix that. In membrane distillation, salty water is pumped through a film, usually made of some sort of polymer with very narrow pores that filter out the salt and allow only water molecules through. Jason Ren at Princeton Un...

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LONDON BRONCOS 28 – 58 SALFORD RED DEVILS

Sunday 4th August 2019.  Niall Evalds’ hat-trick saw him open up a lead in the Betfred Super League top try-scorers list and helped Salford become the first team to score more than 50 points against London Broncos in 2019. Krisnan Inu, Mark Flanagan, Josh Jones, Tui Lolohea, Kris Welham and Jackson Hastings also scored in the Red Devils’ 10-try-haul. A quick-fire doub...

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A Record Month of Sales & Project Previews – July 2019.

Thursday 1ST August 2019. July 2019 has seen Prowood achieve over £1,500,000.00 of sales, the biggest sales month in the history of the business. Congratulations & well done to all staff for working as a team to achieve such a fantastic milestone! Throughout Q1/Q2 2019 we are pleased to have supplied over 1250 prestigious specialist timber projects throughout the UK & Ire...

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