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Disadvantages of timber?


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2014-09-17 23:35:29
2014-09-17 23:35:29

There are many disadvantages of timber when used for building. A few of these disadvantages include timber is easy to burn, water can absorb into the material and causing mold and rot, timber can lead to wildlife extinction and the noise level from footsteps can be audible.

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As a building material - it can burn.

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Advantages: - stops wastage and unnecessary expenses such as buying new timber when re-cycled timber is just as affective - stops timber going into landfill and decomposing emitting methane gas into the environment - can be created into many products such as particle board, MDF, mulch, animal bedding and compost - an effective way of preserving the environment as it decreases the amount of timber required to be harvested Disadvantages - can decrease in quality - whilst saving timber from being harvested, it many cases it doesn't save energy, as the process to re-use the timber uses energy e.g. turning planks of timber into mulch - sometimes larger quantities of chemicals are needed to be used to re-cycle the timber e.g. re-cycling timber in paper

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Oak timber has a tendency to fade in direct sunlight, and it does no stand up well to sharp objects.


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