Interesting facts about timber

Have you ever been searching around a Southampton Timber Merchants such as Timbco and marvelled in the sheer volume of woods that are available for you to choose from. All with varying degrees of suitability for the task that you have in mind, whether this is an outbuilding construction or perhaps you want to lay some decking down in your garden. The world of timber is a fascinating one. Here are a few facts that you may not be aware of :

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  • All wood, no matter what its origin, species type or density is biodegradable which is why it is still one of the most popular and sustainable building material in the world.
  • Timber naturally insulates which is why it has been used for thousands of years to build houses and early dwellings. Wood is actually more effective at insulating than concrete.

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  • The terms softwood and hardwood do not describe the wood that is produced from the tree but rather describes the leaves and seeds that are produced by the tree and its overall structure.
  • The UK has one of the smallest percentages of woodland at just 12%. In other European country this number is as high as 44%