In many cases in the UK the school environment in which children are learning is less than adequate. Reports of damp and leaky schools are all too common and a National Audit Office report has revealed that to get all school buildings up to scratch would cost an estimated £6.7 billion.
So what would be the benefit if we used timber in educational buildings? Can they help to create learning spaces which inspire learning, foster creativity and improve productivity for children and young adults? The evidence is growing and the answer is becoming increasing clear, yes there are benefits of building in timber. These benefits include, less stressed pupils in classrooms constructed with wood, increased productivity and creativity, improved air quality and when it comes to construction, timber engineering allows for flexible spaces and faster construction times.
Read more on the Wood for Good website here.