This blog aims to provide case studies and photos of leading technologies in the use of wood. It will also interview key architects and homebuilders about why they have chosen to use wood in their construction.
Highlights of this blog will include the 9-storey cross laminate timber building – Murray Grove; Architect Marcus Lee’s own ‘wood-framed’ house; the oldest wooden church in the world – Greensted Church in Essex (circa 9th century); the Globe Theatre; Giles Downes’ reconstruction of Windsor castle; and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.
About Make It Wood
‘Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good’ aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change. This is because wood is a low carbon option for building – when used in long-lived applications it stores carbon for the long-term, it is renewable and it has a lower embodied energy than many other building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics.
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