Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Wood and wood products

Wood and wood products sector guidance

This guidance is for businesses that manufacture, treat or process wood or timber products. This includes:

  • treating timber with preservatives such as fencing, decking, landscaping products or construction timbers
  • manufacturing timber composites including fibreboard, plywood, veneers and laminates
  • saw-milling to produce wood chip, wooden pallets, fencing stakes or sawn timber
  • wood-working to produce furniture, garden timber products or structural timbers used in construction
  • applying a coating or finish to wooden surfaces including doors, windows, and furniture
  • burning processed waste wood as a fuel.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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