When it comes to timber construction the concern is that we are destroying the planet; the lung of the earth, and although these are commendably correct thoughts and views, timber can be grown again.
Sure, this needs planning but is it in the interest of our over-populated world to deprive people on earth of a timber house or community building that has the most characteristics and benefits to provide the best accommodation while considering the environment?
Consider wood’s characteristics:
- Tensile strength
- Electrical and heat resistance
- Sound absorption
- Green advantage
- More readily processed for use
- Enhances energy efficiency
Of course, we need trees and lots of them. But we also need to provide housing and by using a material like wood we can achieve much. So, which comes first? Chicken or egg?