Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Timber Carpentry and Joinery is Tops

Architecture and Design magazine reports that the World's tallest timber building 'tops out' in Melbourne. According to the article, the 32 metre, 10 storeys tall Forté residential building at the edge of Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour has been constructed entirely out of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a timber building product that has the structural strength of concrete and steel.  All the timber used in the project came from managed forests. According to estimates, using this material reduces carbon emissions by 1,400 tons as compared to using concrete and steel. This is a point Allkind Joinery has been making for years: timber windows and doors are better for the environment than aluminium, which harms the environment during the smelting process. read more

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