That’s almost three times more than in England and Wales.

Wood for Good have recently posted an article on the drivers to building timber houses in Scotland, including cross-party support for tree planting, embracing offsite construction, commitment from construction and design companies to using local timber and innovating with timber. The article states that ‘only a third of timber-build homes in Scotland are constructed using Scottish wood, so the aim is to increase the use of homegrown timber‘.  Wales has a long way to go until we reach this enviable position but the examples set by Scotland does show how effective strategies for encouraging manufacture of home-grown homes can be.

Read the full article here on the Wood for Good website.

 

 

85% of all new homes in Scotland are built using wood.