Timber grows beyond green

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Timber is increasingly valued as a construction material for its technical and performance benefits, with engineered wood products seen as giving it still greater potential, writes TTJ editor Mike Jeffree in the TRADA Yearbook 2015.

You can read more on this topic in our related book onInnovative timber in construction, which introduces building methods such as structural insulated panels (SIPS), CLT, engineered stud, and twin stud.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015

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