Structural timber: delivering quality and sustainability assurances
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The Committee on Climate Change has advised the Government to use the coronavirus crisis as a catalyst for reducing the construction industry's carbon emissions and called for ministers to seize the opportunity to make the industry greener. Andrew Carpenter discusses how structural timber systems can help the UK construction industry deliver both quality and sustainability assurances.
Article from Timber 2021 Industry Yearbook
Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that – as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales – timber frame constructions of today...
As fuel prices rise, fossil fuel supplies become more unpredictable and we strive to reduce our CO2 emissions, every Watt saved now counts.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) outlines the options for improving the thermal performance of existing timber frame buildings and summarises the important issues that specifiers...
Professionals undertaking surveys of timber frame buildings should have an understanding of the overall design and typical detailing employed in this form of construction.
The approach to surveying a timber framed house is no different from that used for other methods of construction. There are many similarities with brick...