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What are the environmental benefits in using timber frame?

Timber is a natural renewable resource, as it is constantly growing and soaking up carbon dioxide. The number of trees is increasing because more are planted than are cut down. The energy used to convert the tree to a timber house is very low especially when compared to bricks.

Timber is also a much better insulator than cold-conducting bricks, so less cold-bridging from the outside temperature into the home.