Wood has the best thermal insulation properties of any mainstream construction material.
Wood has the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream building material.
3 tonnes of CO2 can be saved by using timber frame from the 20 tonne CO2 footprint of a typical 3 bedroom detached house.
Using timber is an endlessly renewable process.
We believe that increasing
the use of wood in construction
brings numerous benefits for
the environment, the economy
and the community.
We believe that wood should be considered as the first choice material for all building projects and would like to see planning guidance amended to encourage greater timber construction in all publicly funded new-build and refurbishment projects.