What if we use timber? – Flip It

What if we use timber?

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Steel and concrete deliver wonderful structural solutions for residential and office buildings but they are also time consuming, energy demanding and generate significant CO2 emissions.

Increasingly, we are encouraging clients to reconsider wood, one of the world’s oldest and strongest building materials. Modern timber buildings including cross laminated timber (CLT) frames are structurally strong, durable, versatile, highly insulative, fire retardant and they look great.

By swapping steel and concrete for timber, more and more developers are realising the significant economic and environmental benefits of faster, sustainable construction and lower CO2 emissions.

Speak to our specialist CLT group to find out more. 

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete
Concrete 5510 t
Steel 220 t
Timber -
Foundations 1080 t

Speed

Reinforced Concrete

Weight

Reinforced Concrete

Carbon

Reinforced Concrete

Cost

Reinforced Concrete

Steel & Metal Deck

Steel & Metal Deck
Concrete 900 t
Steel 380 t
Timber -
Foundations 640 t
Steel & Metal Deck
Steel & Metal Deck
Steel & Metal Deck
Steel & Metal Deck

Steel & Precast Deck

Steel & Precast Deck
Concrete 1720 t
Steel 400 t
Timber -
Foundations 730 t
Steel & Precast Deck
Steel & Precast Deck
Steel & Precast Deck
Steel & Precast Deck

Cross Laminated Timber

Cross Laminated Timber
Concrete 0 t
Steel 95 t
Timber 655
Foundations 540 t
Cross Laminated Timber
Cross Laminated Timber
Cross Laminated Timber
Cross Laminated Timber