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Why Wood? Timber is an organic, non-toxic and naturally renewable building material. Although worldwide, deforestation remains a significant issue, it is not caused by the European construction industry which mainly uses softwood. Over 90% of all wood consumed in Europe is sourced from European forests. The more wood we use, the more our forests grow, because in Europe we are committed to planting more trees than we harvest. Forests act as huge carbon sinks. The total carbon sequestered in Europes forests is over 9.5 million tonnes.
CO2 Emissions Wood is effectively a carbon-neutral material (even allowing for transport). Timber frame has the lowest CO2 cost of any commercially available building material. For every cubic metre of wood used instead of other building materials, 0.8 tonne of CO2 is saved from the atmosphere. 77% of the energy used in the production of wood products comes from wood residues and recovered wood. Strength for strength, concrete uses 5 times (and steel uses 6 times) more energy to produce than timber. Waste and end of life wood can be easily recycled. Construction efficiency Timber frame has 30% shorter, more predictable construction time than brick and block A typical timber frame house can be weather-tight in less than 5 days.
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