Timber has been used as a building material for centuries, but housebuilders are now recognising the many benefits it can bring, despite an abundance of man-made materials – it is sustainable, eco-friendly, and versatile.

A key advantage of using timber is the ability to design and manufacture bespoke products rather than having to settle for an off-the-shelf style with set dimensions.

Furthermore, timber offers greater structural performance and provides opportunities for attractive design features, such as room-in-the-roof trusses or internal glulam beams.

So, what are the benefits of timber in construction?

    • Timber is a natural carbon storing material, even after it has been cut down, making it an environmentally friendly building material. This helps housebuilders meet the Government’s target of zero carbon emissions by 2050.
    • It is a light but strong material, so it can be easily handled and installed onsite, in a matter of days rather than weeks.
    • The supply of wood will not deplete. Scotts timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
    • Timber is a great insulating material.
    • It can provide innovative opportunities for modern methods of construction, in particular in growing urban developments, where the need for housing is increasing.
    • Timber can reduce waste on and off site as it is a recyclable and reusable material.

As experts in manufacturing timber products, Scotts knows how to make the most of this natural product, and our wide portfolio comprises of roof trusses, metal web joists and spandrel panels.

We also recognise the build and design benefits that timber offers in other products such as porches and canopies, car barns and car ports, as well as timber garages.

Working with experienced manufacturers such as Scotts means that timber products can be delivered using just-in-time scheduling which helps project management stay on track. Products can be prefabricated off site which means they can be installed in half the time, compared with a traditional build.

So, in a modern age, the beauty, sustainability and versatility of wood still shines through.