COVENTRY: Jewson has launched a Pocket Guide to Timber to provide practical advice and support for trade professionals who work with timber on a regular basis.

Supported by Swedish Wood and other industry bodies, the handy booklet contains information on a wide range of timber products as well as an overview of key legislation such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and Jewson’s commitment to responsible timber sourcing.

The new Pocket Guide to Timber is the result of extensive customer research by Jewson and Swedish Wood, part of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, to find out what information professionals need to know about the timber they buy.

Tony Traynor, UK project manager at Swedish Wood commented: “We have a longstanding relationship with Jewson and together, we undertook some extensive research on what information the market required when it comes to purchasing timber. The result is the Pocket Guide to Timber, which will provide Jewson customers with key facts when it comes to using timber products."

Broken down into bite size sections, the guide covers Jewson’s wide selection of products, ranging from joinery and structural timber, engineered timber, panel products, doors and widows, and suggests the most suitable timber for applications such as cladding, decking and flooring. In addition, readers can find out more about Jewson’s Chain of Custody certification and the Pocket Guide to Timber lists Jewson branches with timber processing and cutting facilities.

To support the guide, there is a new online training module now available for trade professionals on the Greenworks Learning Gateway. Free to existing Jewson customers it gives you everything you need to know about wood in one place. Full easy to follow instructions on how to access the gateway are contained in the guide.

Andy Moseley, market director - timber at Jewson commented: “We designed the Pocket Guide to Timber for the purpose of not only helping our customers through the process of selecting chain of custody certified timber but to also work as a handy reference tool on-site. At Jewson, we take our social responsibility very seriously. This not only means sourcing timber from legal and well managed sources but also helping to educate the market wherever we can.”