Focus on flooring: Ty Unnos and Welsh timber

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The name Ty Unnos, which means 'a house in one night' owes its origins to the tradition of erecting a house overnight on vacant land and claiming it as a home. This was common practice in Wales until the end of the 19th Century.

Back in 2006, a feasibility study looked at the possibility of building sustainable, affordable energy efficient homes using home-grown Sitka spruce, the most readily available softwood resource in Wales.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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