Constructive Building Consultants understands how timber can be used successfully as a sustainable construction Building Material. Timber as a building material has been used the world over for thousands of years. One of the earliest examples that still stands is the Horyuji Temple in Japan. Believed to have been constructed in 607, this structure has withstood numerous natural disasters including earthquake.
One of the primary reasons for the increased interest in using timber in construction is that it is easily the most renewable construction material available. All of the other major construction products need to be dug out of the ground. Using timber in a construction project will reduce the impact that the construction will have on the environment, a trait which is highly lauded in today’s construction industry.
The increased interest in timber as a construction product has led to some impressive engineering advancements in the past decade. Tall structures, such as the 25 King Street building in Brisbane, Australia, are becoming readily achievable. Constructed primarily out of timber, the building clearly demonstrates the capabilities of timber as a structural product.
With more and more projects around the world electing to adopt timber as the primary structural material, the product will definitely become more affordable as time goes on. The time saving when using timber as a building material can be great when it is incorporated into a modular design. Prefabricated timber modules can be easily built off site and delivered to site. This process of “just in time” construction where the next module is delivered to site can greatly reduce construction times and building costs for the end user.
We here at Constructive Building Consultants are well equipped to assist you on any project where you may wish to use timber as a primary building product. Contact us if you wish to find out more.