Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions
The UK Government has set up the Timber in Construction Working Group, which looks to outline a roadmap to increase timber use in construction by the end of this year. This working group is a joint Government initiative run by DBT, DESNZ, DEFRA, DLUHC and the Forestry Commission.
This report looks to assist the Government’s work, outlining how we can safely and effectively expand low-carbon timber construction in the UK.
The report is structured around key themes identified by the government. These are:
- Demand | How do we make wood the number one material for housebuilders?
- Supply | How do we ensure timber supply is capable of meeting long-term demand?
- Building Safety | How do we tackle misconceptions about timber and fire safety?
- Labour and Skills | How do we upskill future generations towards low-carbon construction and tackle labour shortages in the economy?