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Taking timber beyond traditional boundaries.

  Timber is a natural, hygroscopic, anisotropic material that must be properly understood if it is to be used efficiently within the built environment. With good silvicultural practices timber can be sourced responsibly and converted (with relatively low energy requirements) to provide environmentally sound construction products. Combining timber construction components appropriately through holistic design, informed detailing and quality assured building practices will result in a highly energy efficient building fabric that provides user comfort.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Exova BM TRADA

  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    694 Wood construction & carpentry

Citation

Hairstans, R. (2015). Taking timber beyond traditional boundaries. In TRADA timber industry yearbook 2016Exova BM TRADA. ISBN 978 1 909594 48 7

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Keywords

Timber; sustainable construction material; timber structures;

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