Wood, the world’s oldest and most traditional building material, is increasingly being re-evaluated as a modern-day first choice for both structural and interior applications across domestic and commercial buildings. For example, the structural frame of the building, the roof trusses, flooring, walls, stairs, windows, doors and interior furnishings could in theory all be made from wood. As a renewable material coupled with modern manufacturing, wood is proving to be the catalyst for architecture and construction professionals in creating spaces that promote lower carbon emissions, longevity, beauty, and a real connection to nature. The ability to create both structural and aesthetic features from wood is due to the wide range of natural species and fabricated products available today. From natural hardwoods and softwoods, plywood and chipboard, to glued laminated (glulam) beams and cross-laminated timber (CLT), wood offers unique properties to architects which are all underpinned by the material’s inherent health and wellbeing benefits, added to its sustainable and physical characteristics.
Read about benefits and example applications of timber here: https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Y-wood.pdf