Message - Re: Timber-Clad Buildings

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Posted by  Sabrina on November 25, 2003 at 10:50:21:

In Reply to:  Re: Timber-Clad Buildings posted by Trebor on November 20, 2003 at 15:19:05:

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough on my questions. But first, thanks to Trebor and for responding to my question.

I am focusing my research on timber buildings (especially housing) in Scotland actually. I have done some research which shows there is a misconception that masonry construction is the traditional construction in Scotland. But researchers have found that the real traditional buildings of Scotland are actually timber buildings.

My topics for my research and dissertation actually looks at the background of timber building in Scotland as well as the current market and future opportunities of using timber in housing. This includes timber frame as well as timber cladding. This is because it is quite normal for houses here in Scotland to be built using timber construction but clad with masonry to make it more 'saleable'.

I'd just like to find out what are the general perceptions of people in the industry on this. I mean does a house which is made of timber means that it is not as desirable as one that is made of masonry? And do you think that there is enough focus, coverage or even the promotion of using timber as the main material in a building?

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