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Near zero carbon buildings for life

A timber frame home is a cosy, energy efficient and safe place to live but it’s best known for its environmental excellence. With good reason too.

Benefit to the planet: Organic, non-toxic and naturally renewable, increases in demand for timber mean more forests.

More forests mean less CO2. Acting as huge carbon sinks, Sustainably-managed European forests, from which the UK timber frame industry derives 99% of its softwood, capture over 9.5 million tonnes of CO2. Mature trees are harvested to make way for saplings, which absorb considerably more CO2, thereby ensuring a constant cycle of CO2 absorption and oxygen production.

Benefit to communities: Sustainable construction makes for sustainable communities in places where people will enjoy living today and for years to come.

Benefit to you: A standard 140mm stud timber frame achieves U-values of between 0.30 and 0.27 using standard insulation, so high performance insulation can result in significant daily carbon savings in the home - and cheaper fuel bills.

Did you know?

  • Every timber frame home built saves roughly 4 tonnes of CO2 –the amount produced by driving 14,000 miles!
  • If every new UK house built since 1945 had been timber frame we would have saved 300 million tonnes of CO2.

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