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Taking a Less is More Approach to Mass Timber Construction

With a mission to combat climate change and tackle the challenges of reducing construction waste, the team at Woodspan are celebrating their Less is More approach to mass timber construction.

With efficient offsite manufacturing capabilities and a dedication to only producing material that is needed, their PLT panels are a double win when it comes to sustainable timber production.

The product is only produced when required, using shop drawings to get the exact measurements, and the process to manufacture the product is designed to reduce and reuse any excess timber.

Onsite this means no cutting is required, with the protective packaging and straps the only waste that needs to be managed onsite. This is a significant difference to traditional construction methods where timber is cut to length onsite, with offcuts to dispose of, all contributing to waste downsides.

This commitment to sustainable building has been highlighted at a recent project, Te Huhu Raupo, in partnership with Te Whatu Ora.

The renal unit at Taranaki Base Hospital provides an exceptional user experience in an economic and low environmental impact building. The PLT structure added value as a structurally efficient way to span the valley, with fast installation and reduced labour costs.

Jared Wilson, Market Manager, Woodspan adds, “This project was a true highlight and shows that sustainability goals can be achieved with commercial and residential builds. We were beyond happy that we managed to deliver product for this project with zero plastic wrapping and generated no offcuts onsite."

Want to find out more about Woodspan Mass Timber and how we can help you with your future build? Reach out to the team online.

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