Timber’s rising popularity

Written by: The Stable Company | Published:

We hear from Gareth Barber, MD of The Stable Company, specialist designers and manufacturers of timber buildings on the rising popularity of timber builds for schools.

“Timber is in the middle of a renaissance. Thanks to a range of ecological, economical and practical perks that many more commonly used building materials simply cannot rival, it finds itself the material of choice for a growing number of education builds.

“Schools face pressure to meet place demand, but must juggle pupil needs and stringent budgets, alongside the need to build quickly and efficiently in school breaks. Timber is a cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional builds, which helps keep costs down and its sustainability means eligibility for grants can be boosted by choosing it as a main build material.

“For projects with harsh time constraints (a common issue with education builds), timber ticks all the boxes. Off-site production means timber builds are rarely stalled and can be delivered to site, constructed relatively quickly and made water-tight in record time.

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