Strong & Durable
Timber is one of the world’s top performing construction materials. Tried and tested over centuries, it’s inherent beauty, strength and durability has seen it remain one of the most popular building materials to this day.
Wood is very strong. A comparison with steel and concrete shows that structural timber has a strength to weight ratio 20 per cent higher than structural steel and four to five times higher than non-reinforced concrete in compression.
Timber is also a durable material for both homes and commercial buildings. When properly maintained it can last hundreds of years. Modern timber preservatives enhance natural durability.
Timber has been used for thousands of years and is resistant to heat, frost, corrosion and pollution.
To learn more about timber’s strength performing properties and engineered wood products visit WoodSolutions.
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