A new report has been released highlighting the advantages of using CLT over concrete.
Residential Timber: Cost Model, produced by Alinea Consulting uses two detailed exemplar cost models to suggest CLT as a viable alternative and found that the cost of a CLT frame is comparable to one made of reinforced concrete.
It asks why we don’t see more CLT frames being made in the UK and highlights the advantages of using CLT over concrete, including: units coming to market quicker and an ability to reduce floor-to-floor heights, as well as sustainability, reduced carbon emission, zero waste, high levels of airtightness, and swifter fixings and service installations.
The report is authored by Alex Hyams, Steve Watts and Catherine Harvatt at Alinea Consulting, with assistance from Paul Grimes and Clive Fussell of Engenuiti, and Danny Hopkin of Olsson Fire & Risk.
It can be viewed via the Trada website – http://bit.ly/2jZkJ7y