Timber is the only truly sustainable and renewable construction material. Along with it’s incredible versatility and beauty, these characteristics means wood continues to grow in popularity.
Studies show almost almost one tonne of carbon dioxide is absorbed for every cubic meter of timber used in construction. Timber has the lowest embodied carbon of any construction material.
Architects and specifiers, conscious of the significant impact of construction on global warming, are pledging to use more sustainable timber to help turn the tide on climate change.
This has led to a wave of innovation in the UK, as wood inspires architects and thought leaders to create a built environment more closely aligned with nature, including building tall with timber.
Engineered timber is an example of this innovation, as it is an increasingly popular material, both in the UK, and around the world. These modified timbers are stronger and more durable, expanding the use of wood.
We have collected many examples of innovation from our members, who are the leading providers of sustainable timber in the UK, as well as our partners from across Europe, and internationally, in our TimberWorks Case Studies.
If you wish to learn how to make greater use of sustainable timber, check out our library, including our report on How the timber industries can help solve the housing crisis.