Creating the means to build affordable rural housing
In This Series
Peter Wilson highlights issues facing many rural communities in the UK and how an innovative construction approach might address these challenges.
This article is part of a new series, Timber 2020/2021 Industry Yearbook Online.
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- Oriented strand board (OSB)
- Fibre building boards
Within each of the above...
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