Why Choose Wood?

Today's timber products combine the qualities of a natural resource with the high performance of modern building materials. Wood delivers on innovative design, speed, cost and resource efficiency, health & wellbeing, and offers a path to a low carbon economy. Find out more below.

Health and Wellbeing

Wood is good for our health and wellbeing. Its calming qualities make people feel better in the built environment as much as in the outdoors.

Hybrid Solutions

Hybrid structures combine the best properties of each material used in construction to achieve efficient solutions for complex designs.

Affordable and Social Housing

Offsite construction has proven performance and reduced costs, providing an advantageous construction method for affordable housing.

Sustainable Procurement

Sourcing wood from sustainably managed forests helps encourage biodiversity. It increases forestation and maximises CO2 absorption.

Custom Build Homes

Custom Build homes offer a greater choice for people to live in the home they want. Building with wood delivers well designed, sustainable homes at affordable cost.

Insulation

A key factor in keeping buildings warm in winter and cool in summer is insulation. The specific properties of wood fibre insulation can help make new and existing homes comfortable and healthier.

Versatile Application

Vertical structures are on the rise. Create 14+ storey-buildings using engineered and hybrid timber products.

Fire Safety

Fire protection is a priority. Modern methods of construction make timber one of the most fire resistant building materials. 

Resource Efficiency

Efficiency is a prerogative. Create spectacular buildings that save energy, time and material, and deliver on low carbon targets.

Fast Build

Time is money. Create environmentally sound buildings and speed up construction times by up to a third.

Innovative Design

Design is key. Create exciting and successful buildings by using a range of onsite and offsite construction methods.

Carbon Storage

Trees absorb carbon. Building with timber means taking CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in the built environment.

Sustainable Procurement

Sourcing wood from sustainably managed forests helps encourage biodiversity. It increases forestation and maximises CO2 absorption.

Employment Opportunities

Support the local economy. The UK timber industry provides employment for almost 150,000 people, mostly in rural locations.

Reports & Manifestos

Read our reports and manifestos on timber in design and construction and find out how the use of wood can contribute to a low carbon economy.

Videos & Animations

Videos and animations from around the world make the case for timber. Find out how much carbon a tree captures during its lifetime, how much carbon can be stored in a 3-bed house and why a wooden building makes a lot of sense.

 

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