Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
Modern methods of construction focus on offsite construction techniques, including factory production and pre-assembly of components, to build faster and more efficiently than traditional construction approaches.
Roof battens, or tiling battens, are a key element of slated and tiled roofs. They provide a secure fixing point for tiles or slates, and must be able to carry that weight as well as the forces caused by wind and snow. They may also provide a foothold for the...
Trussed rafters (or roof trusses) are engineered, prefabricated structural components manufactured using a combination of structural strength‐graded timber members, connected with punched-metal plate connectors.