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.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated, high performance, lightweight building panels. They achieve roof and wall U-value targets, provide good levels of airtightness, and can be custom designed for each application.
Wood is a valuable resource that can be reused and recycled. Products made from waste wood include particle board, animal bedding, and horticultural mulch. However, at present most waste wood is burned as biomass for energy recovery.
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) is a cost analysis method that calculates the total cost of a product over its entire life, including acquisition, operation, maintenance, and disposal. The goal of the analysis is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the product, providing businesses with a more complete understanding of a product’s...
The need to preserve natural resources for future generations has led to increasing interest in the use of timber as a building material. Timber is sustainable due to its inherent properties and characteristics, including its ability to absorb and store carbon for extended periods of time.