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INTERIORS Good for wood


Bathroom experts Saniflo explain why shower cubicles are an ideal bathroom solution for timber frame buildings


timber (CLT) have encouraged developers to adopt structural timber frame for a growing number of buildings across the UK. The material’s strength, coupled with the fast pace of construction it offers and the fact that it can be relatively inexpensive makes timber frame buildings cost-effective, but also highly versatile, as they can be clad in almost any building material.


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A traditional shower enclosure in a timber frame building could be a costly accident waiting to happen


Wood’s sustainable credentials and the fact that the fabric stores carbon makes it an ideal ‘green’ alternative to traditional construction materials, and provided that the timber used has been ethically sourced, the environmental benefits become even more impressive. Today, the vast majority of new-build homes in the UK are built with a timber frame, as the industry tries to catch up with the 70 per cent of the global population that has already adopted timber frame homes as standard. The growth of the glamping (luxury camping) industry is also largely thanks to flexible and affordable timber frame accommodation. However, some industry professionals are yet to fully appreciate that timber frame buildings require special considerations, especially when it comes to the bathrooms, and in particular, the showers. Timber changes naturally over time; the material can shift and warp, causing movement to the building, and the bathroom is an area which can be affected. Traditional shower enclosures with their tiles, grout and silicone gel could be more prone to leaking in timber frame buildings.


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