Government invests £7.6m into UK timber for British homebuilding

Round timber logs preparation sorting processing at sawmill. Wheel loader and automatic sorting logs diameter at the sawmill
Timber framed houses are more eco-friendly as they store carbon better than concrete homes so they can help reduce the amount of emissions produced from UK homes (Image credit: Getty Images)

The government is investing in UK timber production as part of its plans to improve the sustainability of the construction sector.

Officials claim a more robust home-grown supply of wood will reduce the UK’s reliance on imported timber – vital in a time of soaring building materials prices.

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