A new report from the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) explores the reasons ‘Why timber is leading constructions Net Zero recovery’, looking to the Roadmap to Recovery, decarbonising construction, the growing importance of timber as a manufacturing solution, use in retrofitting our UK housing stock, and how we can act to grow the global market for sustainable forestry.
Roy Wakeman OBE, Chair of the CTI, said: “As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, we have the most united construction industry in living memory, a Government willing to invest in retrofit and rebuild, and alignment on goals such as decarbonisation and manufacturing via the Roadmap to Recovery. Taking the time now to transform the way we build is essential to combating climate change and creating a built environment which supports future generations.
“In this report we take a look at why structural timber systems have been growing in popularity for new build housing, from the familiar technology of timber frame to the nascent engineered timbers such as CLT or glulam, as well as the role of timber in the retrofit sector in light of the Government’s new Green Home Grants scheme, including the importance of using the right materials for the job to get retrofit right.”
The report was developed via the CTI’s membership associations, which include the British Woodworking Federation, the Structural Timber Association, Timber Trade Federation, Trussed Rafter Association, and Wood Protection Association.
This follows on from last month’s webinar, together with Building Magazine, which featured experts from the across the industry, the UK, and Europe on ‘why timber is leading construction’s Net Zero recovery’ – and is now available On Demand.