Timber is one of the world’s top performing construction materials. Tried and tested over centuries, it’s inherent beauty, strength and durability has seen it remain one of the most popular building materials to this day.
Developments and advancements in engineered wood products and in timber treatments mean that timber can now be used where once materials like steel or concrete were the only option. And in key areas of acoustics, thermal performance, strength and fire resistance – timber is not just capable of answering a wide range of specifications but also of performing strongly, each and every time.
With careful design it is possible to obtain a timber structural unit with excellent sound insulation properties.
The insulating properties of timber can provide built-in fire resistance. Large timber members burn slowly and form char on the surface.
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