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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Wood-based panel products are sheet materials that contain a significant amount of wood in the form of strips, veneers, chips, strands or fibres. The categories described in this Wood Information Sheet (WIS) are:
- Oriented strand board (OSB)
- Fibre building boards
Within each of the above...
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With engineered timber becoming an increasingly prevalent component in construction, it is important for members of the construction industry to understand not only the benefits and properties of Engineered wood products, but also the different types.
With modified wood products being improved upon on a seemingly daily basis, this...