What’s Great About Timber?

Buildings consume a huge amount of energy and resources which can generate a significant amount environmental damage. Throughout its life, including construction, operation and demolition, the energy output of a building can be huge. With more and more people trying to be more environmentally friendly and responsible and the building industry is no different. Attempts are being made to consume fewer resources, and to minimise adverse environmental impacts of new building projects and renovations.

Using timber throughout a building is a good choice for so many reasons. Here are a few -

Timber is one of the few natural building materials which has a lot of advantages. Timber is non-toxic and is very safe to handle and work with. As timber ages, it does so naturally and so it doesn’t break down and become environmentally damaging like some other materials can.

Timber is very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of ways, as you can see from our site. Being light weight, it is relatively easy to install and can be worked with simple equipment, which reduces the energy needed for construction.

As long as new trees are planted to replace those harvested, timber will continue to be available, meaning it is a highly renewable resource.

Low in production energy
The embodied energy of timber the lowest of almost all common building materials, as it takes very little energy to convert the wood in trees to the timber used in building.

Great insulator
Timber is a natural insulator, which can massively reduce energy emissions and bills in a building, particularly when it’s used in windows, doors or floors.

Wood Lane Timber Merchants Ltd is the East Midlands fastest growing independent timber merchants. We supplying a rapidly expanding and comprehensive range of timber, joinery and building products for the trade, self-build projects and DIYers, all delivered throughout Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. Please call us if you have any questions or need any advice - +44 (0)115 964 0888

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