Do you want beautiful, sustainable and safe tall buildings? Use wood | Rowan Moore

A ban on constructing with timber is one of the more misguided responses to GrenfellYou don’t have to be an expert in construction to know that wood burns. You might also recall that parts of London were destroyed in the Great Fire because they were made largely of wood, after which they were rebuilt in brick and stone. So it will seem a reasonable reaction to the Grenfell disaster that the government banned timber (along with other combustible materials) from the exterior of residential buildings more than 18 metres high.This ban started in 2018, with the promise to review it.… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/06/want-beautiful-sustainable-and-safe-buildings-use-wood

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