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Why do we make roofs from timber?

Why do we make roofs from timber?

Posted on: 30 Jul 2018 by: EcoChoice

Whilst the manufacturing methods and technology used to create roof trusses might have changed over the centuries, the basic principles behind using timber have not, and the reasons that make timber so great for making roofs with are the same reasons that make it so great to use for other products that also need to perform structurally. Timber has stood the test of time, and in this article, we explain why.

Tags: timber, timber roofs, timber roof construction, timber building material, timber frame, timber construction,


Why you shouldn’t be put off buying tropical hardwoods

Why you shouldn’t be put off buying tropical hardwoods

Posted on: 12 Jun 2018 by: EcoChoice

People don’t have to stop buying tropical hardwoods, they just need to buy it from independently certified sustainable sources instead. By buying sustainable tropical hardwoods, people don’t just do less damage to the rainforest, they in fact help the rainforest. We explain why that is the case, and how to buy sustainable hardwoods in this article.

Tags: tropical hardwoods, wood, timber, environment, deforestation, sustainable timber, sustainable hardwoods, hardwood, softwood, FSC certified, Forest Stewardship Council,


Hastings Pier wins RIBA 2017 Stirling Prize

Hastings Pier wins RIBA 2017 Stirling Prize

Posted on: 3 Nov 2017 by: EcoChoice

Hastings Pier wins coveted RIBA 2017 Stirling Prize. Ecochoice supplied all the planks to Hastings Pier or "The Plank" as it's locally known.

Tags: RIBA Stirling Prize, decking, hardwood, ekki, Hastings Pier, Pier, Marine construction,