Wood industry information

At the Wood Technology Society of IOM3, our interests are in the study and utilisation of woody materials. Whilst wood comes from trees, our interest in growing trees is limited to ensuring that the resource remains sustainable. If trees are your main interest then please consult the Institute of Chartered Foresters

The UK wood industry is huge. According to the Office for National Statistics, it is valued at over £7.6 billion per annum and is the fifth most important industry in the UK. Consumption of timber and panels is currently running at 17.1 million m3 per annum. For more information please visit the Timber Trade Federation.

Follow the links below for more information on the following topics:

Wood as a material

Resource materials

Wood products

Terms, abbreviations and acronyms used in timber sustainability and legality certification

Using wood