Jeremy English, Great Britain and Ireland sales director at Södra Wood, Sweden’s largest cooperative of forest owners, explores why, more than ever, it is so important to source and use the very best, sustainable timber
WITH Brexit just around the corner and timber becoming an increasingly popular and necessary building material, it is crucial to be sure of the provenance and quality of the timber you are using. No more so than in Scotland, where timber is vital to the Scottish housebuilding industry.
Timber frame housebuilding in Scotland already makes up around 83% of new build homes, compared with just 23% in England. It’s therefore no exaggeration to say that Scotland is leading the way in regard to timber frame housebuilding knowledge and expertise. And Scottish timber frame manufacturers are spreading the word, plying their trade south of the border and beginning to build strong alliances with major housing manufacturers. The relationships that Stewart Milne Timber Systems has built with Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey Homes, for example, speaks directly to this. Continue reading “Taking care with timber – Exploring why it is so important to source and use the very best, sustainable timber”