Buildings using timber

Timber is an integral part of almost all historic buildings, and is used diversely, for example in floor boards, roof joists, stairs, doors, panelling, window frames and skirting.

Modern timber is fast grown and softer than its historic counterpart and as such decays more readily. If surfaces are not finished well or trap moisture, decay can escalate. Managing the decay of timber is the most common cause for repair in Britain's listed buildings, and finding manageable solutions for timber elements is a major conservation concern.

Historic Scotland has published a significant amount of guidance on timber, which can be downloaded below.

Who to contact

Spatial Planning
Salford City Council
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5BY
Map to this location
0161 793 3782

Traditional materials and construction methods

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