Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions

timber construction Barriers and Solutions
timber construction Barriers and Solutions

Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions

Date Published

20 June 2023

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timber construction Barriers and Solutions

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Summary

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.

Key Information

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?