A Low Carbon Sector

Designing Housing with Scottish Timber

A prototype house guide for designers, specifiers and clients based on locally sourced and produced construction materials.

Green Oak in Construction

This document attempts to set out the methods by which green oak can be successfully used in construction.

The Carbon Benefits of Using Timber in Construction

This assessment compares the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from the embodied energy of variety of different building materials that could be used in the construction of a 2 bed semi-detached house, a 3 bed detached house and a 4 storey block of flats. In addition this study quantifies the potential GHG benefits of increasing the timber content of the 3 types of accommodation.