Timber tower blocks to shoot up in towns and cities


The interest in timber as a building material is global and, all over the world, the race is on to build higher and higher tower blocks. The record holder is a 14-storey building in Bergen in Norway while a 22-storey residential tower block is due for completion in Stockholm in 2023, when Sweden's biggest housing association, HSB, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.

High sustainability levels, short construction times and low weight are the reasons why timber construction systems are becoming increasingly sought after. This also applies to timber tower blocks which, with suitable fire protection, can be made equally as safe as other forms of tower block.

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04.11.2015



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