Developing solutions to design and construct with sustainable and renewable building materials is now everyday practice here at Scott Brownrigg. Our latest work with renewable solutions company - Stora Enso has resulted in the creation of a flexible timber office.
As well as the environmental and efficiency benefits associated with building with timber, office buildings constructed with wood enhance occupants’ health and wellbeing, with further benefits in terms of speed and off-site construction. Recent studies indicate that natural design in the workplace can increase the health and wellbeing of employees by 13% and their productivity by 8%.
The Timber Office combines carbon reduction in building fabric and innovation. With an adaptable design, that uses a modular, kit of parts approach. Whilst the system is comparable to steel and concrete it has all the advantages of a timber product, significantly reducing construction time compared to the use of steel and concrete. It also reduces carbon emissions and transport emissions; the pre-assembled system ensures the product is transported to site in optimised loads. Timber buildings also improve life cycle performance.