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Wood species and building methods added to Wood Use Points System

The Office of Wood Use Points System added the following wood species and building methods to its list of eligible local wood species and construction methods for the wood use points system on May 29. The wood use points will be given to those houses to be built by the newly added construction methods, starting from June 15 to September 30. As to the newly added wood species, the wood use points will be given after the system revision is finished. For information, the wood use points will be given to European spruce (produced in Austria), which was added to the list in March this year, on and after June 15.

 

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Wholesalers' Market Prices
(lumber & logs 1,000 yen / cbm; plywood 1,000 yen / sheet; CP 1,000 yen /piece)
item price(JPY)
Hem, baby square (imported) KD(S4S) 105mm x 105mm 60
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.30
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

65

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 72
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 62
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.55
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.20
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.62
CP=connective post
March 2014 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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