Timber Policy

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Timber Policy

Date Published

1 February 2024

Document Type




Waugh Thistleton Architects
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Timber Policy shows how many different countries across the globe are embracing timber construction.

Not only are they finding ways to build safe and resilient timber buildings – they are actively encouraging timber construction in their national and regional policies.

Timber Policy provides illuminating examples of how countries are recognising timber’s many strengths – one of them being its low embodied carbon. And they are acting on that knowledge, providing industry incentives to build with timber.

This is essential reading for policymakers and planners, developers and contractors, architects and engineers - anyone interested in how we can shift into low-carbon construction
Key Information

This publication looks at:

  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Finland
  • The USA

It reveals many of the inspiring policies these countries are implementing. Then it shows how the UK could use them to achieve its own timber ambitions.

The UK Government has confirmed that it wants to increase timber’s role in construction, in its recent Timber In Construction Roadmap. Now Timber Policy shows the many ways that it can get there.