Video: “Net zero needs shift to wood construction”

20 September 2023

Timber is a remarkably sustainable and renewable resource. Unlike some other construction materials, timber comes from forests that can be replenished through responsible forestry practices.

Compared to traditional construction materials such as concrete and steel, timber has a significantly lower carbon footprint. Trees absorb carbon dioxide during their growth, effectively sequestering carbon in their fibers.

As a result, using timber in construction helps reduce carbon emissions, contributing to the global efforts in combating climate change.

In its latest report, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has recommended increasing wood in construction and expanding UK productive forestry to help achieve net zero by 2050. The CCC has also recommended timber in construction increase to 40 per cent by 2050.

As part of its call for more timber in construction, the EAC stated that the government should support the UK sawmilling sector to grow. Timber is capable of storing carbon as a construction product and plays a crucial role in replacing high carbon materials like steel and concrete.

Watch now as ffinlo Costain discusses with Head of CarbonStore, David McCulloch the level of shortage we’re currently facing in UK timber supplies.

How can CarbonStore help you?

In partnership with Tilhill, CarbonStore can help you deliver new woodland creation and woodland-based carbon mitigation projects that not only achieves the highest possible standards in carbon offsetting but also offers many widespread benefits which we can all enjoy.

Please contact David McCulloch, the head of CarbonStore, personally either by email ( or by phone (07500 950832).

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Pending Issuance Unit: A promise to deliver a Woodland Carbon Unit during a given period, based on the trees’ predicted growth Woodland Carbon Unit: A ton of carbon dioxide which has been sequestered in a scheme verified under the Woodland Carbon Code