Designing Housing with Scottish Timber

Designing Housing with Scottish Timber

A prototype house guide for designers, specifiers and clients based on locally sourced and produced construction materials.

Rural Scotland is on the periphery of most transport networks and has vast timber resources. The potential to reduce transportation and increase local employment is huge. This report examines current sustainable housing and uses the lessons learnt to develop a new prototype, maximising the use of Scottish timber in rural, affordable, low energy housing provision. In addition, it examines the practical implementation issues, such as costs and procurement, which need to be addressed.

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