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Warming to wood

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In the wake of some very hot summer weather, the Timber and Brick Consortium has produced a listing of reasons why specifying its preferred form of construction will make summer temperatures cooler - and winter ones warmer. Intended to be as comprehensive as possible, the list includes arguments such as the superior insulation properties of timber-framed houses, the rapid reaction to changes in temperature and the fact that the embodied energy is less than for brick and block houses. For the full list and more information, go to www. timberandbrick. co. uk

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