PILWOOD flooring is going up on the roof of a new property in the north-west of England.
Pilwood floorings are made from the wood of the woodcock and walnut tree, which are also known as fir tree, and can be used in many different building materials, including plywood and stone.
The project, known as PILB, is part of the Sustainable Roofing for Sustainable Buildings initiative.
It was funded by the European Investment Bank and the Sustainable Development Trust.
PILB’s first installation, at the Hounslow Greenway in south London, covered three floors, covering a total of 12,000 sq metres.
After that, more than 4,000 homes were upgraded with PILBS.
“I think it’s going to be a very important thing to bring about the development of the local economy,” said PILBC project manager, David Smith.
He said that the PILBs were a key element in the sustainable roofing industry in the UK, because they can be made from renewable materials.
But, Smith added, it was important to look at other alternatives to traditional building materials to keep the environment and local people’s lives at the heart of what they do.
Some of these alternative building materials include reclaimed materials, such as from the sea or rivers, he said.
“We have to look to a whole range of different materials that we can look at to ensure that we’re using sustainable building materials.”
I really want to see these materials used for the future of sustainable building in the local area.
“If we can make these materials from sustainable materials, then we can have a sustainable roof and a sustainable economy, so that the communities can live in it.”
But PILM’s most important role in the region is in the building of the town’s new homes, and PILBOV, the company that will construct the houses, is also funding PILBM.
Smith said the company was currently looking at whether the PILLUM, the foundation for the new town, could be funded from PILBI.
When PILBB was launched, PILMB was awarded the contract, and the town now needs to find the money to build the homes.