STA launches white paper to increase the use of timber


The Structural Timber Association (STA) has released a white paper “Increased Use of Timber” that demonstrates the vital role timber has in helping the UK achieve Net Zero status by 2050.

The paper was written following the Government’s Build Back Green Strategy Document released in October last year, which outlines a clear intent to support the use of sustainable materials within construction, with timber being specifically identified as a key material.

The STA’s white paper explains why timber has been singled out, by highlighting its exceptional sustainable properties, including its ability to sequester 0.9 tonnes of carbon per metre cubed, as well as its stance as the only truly renewable building resource. It also looks at the construction advantages of structural timber, such as fast build times, and how these can assist with UK’s current housing crisis.

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