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Wood can help solve the housing crisis

Wood is nature’s most versatile building material. It lends itself to offsite construction methods, which can speed up average build times by a third compared with other materials.

Building with wood is energy efficient with thermal insulation offering up to 90 percent reduction in heating bills. Due to its carbon storage mechanism, wood can help foster a low-carbon economy and hence contribute to a sustainable future. Owing to its calming qualities, wood is also known to provide healthy environments that enhance our wellbeing. Wood is a high-performance material that can meet future needs and deliver affordable housing the UK urgently needs.

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