Environment friendly timber walls used on apartment block

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They’ve found cross-laminated timber wall buildings are just as strong as steel.

A new five-storey apartment block is currently being built in Christchurch, but it’s a bit different than normal.

Clearwater Quays is being made entirely from wood.

Construction manager Phil Tompkins says he’s been working with steel and concrete his whole career.

“I look at this now, why would you use anything else,” he told 1News.

It’s an emerging trend here but already popular overseas.

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