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The advantages of timber in construction: local materials

Stats about the contribution forestry makes to Scotland's economy

In the fourth and final blog in our series about the benefits of timber in construction, we focus on the importance of using locally sourced materials, and the need to increase the amount of locally grown timber products. In recent months we have all been impacted in one way or another by supply shortages, whether[…]

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The advantages of timber: health and wellbeing

glade of trees

The third in our series of articles, written by members of the Beyond Zero Carbon team from STEICO, BSW, MEDITE SMARTPLY and National Timber Group, looks into the health and wellbeing benefits that timber, and natural products generally, can offer when used in buildings. First we need to think about what we really mean by[…]

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The advantages of timber: construction method

diagram showing timber frame of COP26 House

This is the second in a series of articles, written by members of the Beyond Zero Carbon team from STEICO, BSW, MEDITE SMARTPLY and National Timber Group, focusing on the advantages of timber for building. Here the team consider the benefits of timber in the construction itself. In our last blog, we discussed the environmental[…]

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The advantages of timber in construction: environment

stacked pile of wooden logs

This is the first in a series of articles, written by members of the Beyond Zero Carbon team from STEICO, BSW, MEDITE SMARTPLY and National Timber Group, focusing on the advantages of timber in construction. Here the team consider the benefits of timber to the wider environment. If you have ever seen an HGV hurtling[…]