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2. Straightforward construction
Carpenters and builders understand timber, and there are National Standards on timber construction; AS 1684, Residential Timber Framed Construction available in 3 parts.
3. Low energy consumption
Timber consumes little energy in its production, and little energy has to be used to construct with timber on site;
Timber can be used to construct innovative and low operational energy houses.
4. Using renewable resources.
Timber is a renewable resource!
5. Design for deconstruction
Demolition or adapting a building can be costly in terms of energy and materials. In order to minimise these costs buildings should be built in such a way that they are easy to take apart, and the materials reused where possible.
Timber can contribute in Environmentally friendly buildings by providing: