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Exploring the Rising Trend of Engineered Timber Products

In recent years, the timber industry has witnessed a significant shift towards sustainable building materials that offer both durability and environmental benefits, as a pose to the more traditional use of concrete and steel. Among these materials, engineered timber products have emerged as a frontrunner, revolutionising the way we think about timber in construction projects.


Engineered wood panels have been altered from the original log, mixed with glue, and then recombined to achieve the desired panel. The process allows for greater variations in the lengths and thicknesses of the panels. In this blog post, we delve into the current trend of engineered timber products, exploring their advantages, applications, and the role they play in shaping the future of architecture and design.


Understanding Engineered Timber Products

Engineered timber, also known as composite timber or manufactured wood, encompasses a variety of products engineered from wood fibres, strands, veneers, or particles bound together with adhesives under heat and pressure. Unlike traditional solid timber, engineered timber products are designed to optimise strength, stability, and sustainability while minimizing waste.



 


A Proboard engineered oak newel post
Engineered Oak Newel Post


 

Advantages of Engineered Timber

  1. Strength and Stability: Engineered timber products, exhibit exceptional strength-to-weight ratios, allowing for the construction of tall buildings and large spans with minimal material usage. They have maximised durability.

  2. Sustainability: Engineered timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests and manufactured using environmentally friendly processes. By sequestering carbon dioxide, timber products contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change.

  3. Versatility: Engineered timber offers architects and designers greater design flexibility and creativity compared to traditional building materials. There is also greater variability in sizes available.

  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Engineered timber products showcase the natural beauty of wood, enhancing the visual appeal of interior and exterior spaces. Their warm, tactile qualities create inviting environments that promote occupant well-being.


Conclusion: Embracing the Future of Timber Construction

As the demand for sustainable building solutions continues to rise, engineered timber products are poised to play a central role in shaping the future of construction. With their exceptional strength, sustainability, and design versatility, engineered timber products offer architects, builders, and developers a compelling alternative to traditional building materials. By embracing the trend of engineered timber, we can reduce our carbon footprint and increase resiliently built environments for generations to come.


Join us in embracing the future of timber construction with engineered timber products.


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