With impressive environmental credentials, combined with cost and time efficiencies, structural timber systems are rapidly becoming the building material of choice - currently accounting for around 75% of the self build market.
Offsite manufactured structural timber systems have advanced greatly in recent years and can offer self builders cost, programme and performance assurances. This, combined with shorter construction time scales, better build quality and enhanced energy efficiency, vastly reducing on-going running costs for the life of the building – are compelling reasons for the specification of these solutions.
Measuring ‘best value’ is a difficult calculation to evaluate but when speed of build, combined with the reduction in on-going energy costs are taken into the equation, structural timber systems prove to be a cost-effective option. Innovation in the structural timber product range has broadened the appeal but may not be suitable for every site due to, for example, restricted site access.
Building with structural timber systems is sustainable, economic, thermally efficient and fast. In short, it’s a great way to build!
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