Scottish firm invests £4m in CLT following Napier University work
In fact, following the research undertaken by the University’s Institute for Sustainable Construction, CCG has bought a new 122,000 sq. ft. plant, for a total investment of ca. £4.2m.
The facility will be used to produce ‘massive’ timber (aka CLT), a building material made of multiple layers of lumber oriented at right angles to one another and then glued to create wood panels exceptionally strong.
"This alternative construction system is not currently manufactured in the UK and has to be imported from countries such as Russia and Scandinavia, adding cost and undermining its potential environmental advantages", highlighted the Herald Scotland in a recent article.
“The next step will hopefully be the integration of home-grown timber into the facility, which our research has shown is technically feasible once supply chain issues are resolved. And if that happens it will be a significant boost to the Scottish and UK economies.”, added Dr Robert Hairstans, Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures (COCIS).