Wood
    fact

    Wood has the best thermal insulation properties of any mainstream construction material.

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    Wood
    fact

    Wood has the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream building material.

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    Wood
    fact

    3 tonnes of CO2 can be saved by using timber frame from the 20 tonne CO2 footprint of a typical 3 bedroom detached house.

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    Wood
    fact

    Using timber is an endlessly renewable process.

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    Why choose wood?

    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. 

    Wood First Campaign

    Wood First

    Our Wood First campaign calls for a new rule in planning guidance requiring wood to be considered as the primary construction material in all publicly funded newbuild and refurbishment projects

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