Timber construction vs. solid construction - which construction method is more sustainable?
The story that timber construction is better than solid construction catches on very easily and is very easily digestible for the average consumer. When you think of wood, you think of forests, which are green, and that fits in well with the sustainability theme. But the story doesn't end there. Often, people only look at the pure construction costs. But sustainability is decided over the entire life cycle.
When it comes to sustainability, it's important to look at a product from the cradle to the deconstruction or reuse of the materials. We find that the construction method is not the decisive factor. My advice: we should rather use the energy spent on trench warfare to make progress in the crucial areas: It's high time something got moving.