Forestry Commission Scotland issues 'Sustainable Construction Timber' report
The Forestry Commission Scotland has published a new report - 'Sustainable Construction Timber' - by Ivor Davies.
The report - available here - explains why local sourcing of timber is important, reviews the range of timber species and products currently obtainable in the UK and explores the ways in which local sourcing can be achieved within a construction project.
'Sustainable construction timber' has been written to help designers and contractors wanting to source and specify UK grown timber products, people considering using their own timber on a construction project and those involved in building refurbishment or conservation.
"Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material. Timber is also renewable. This means that – uniquely among mainstream construction materials – it can be produced in most parts of the UK", writes the author Ivor Davies.