Advantages of timber
Constructing with FSCForest Stewardship Council (who accredit timber) timber (or another accreditation organisation such as PEFCProgramme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. See their web site) is potentially one of the greenest ways of building for several reasons.
Timber itself captures and locks up CO² as it grows and keeps [...]
Part composted MDFMedium Density Fibreboard ready to be spread on farm land
stability, workability and low embodied energythe total amount of energy it takes to make a material (or a building). See more on embodied energythe total amount of energy it takes to make a material (or a building). See more on embodied energy
Made from wood fibre which is heavily compressed (in spite of it being called Medium Density [...]
Oriented strand board is an excellent alternative to plywood provided it is woodmarked and sourced as locally as possible
Greenpeace have recently come out with a report about how unsustainable much of the plywood is that is imported into the UK, and how OSBOriented Strand Board is an excellent alternative. Below is an extract showing where [...]