Isn’t it about time that building control officers stood up against the green brigade and used some common sense?
Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, stricter building codes that required the use of brick and stone in construction were introduced. Although timber may be appropriate in certain parts of a building, it is not remotely sensible to use it as an element of structure in a multistorey construction. Apart from the fire dangers, it gets wet during construction, it moves and it decays.
The more I hear the words green, sustainable and carbon footprint, the more despair of an industry that has taken leave of its senses.