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Caithness News Bulletins November 2004
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2 November 04
Although it didn't win the main prize it did come out on top in the public on-line poll and Mr Gibson says that the house, made of larch post and beam with oak external cladding, could dramatically alter the fortunes of the timber industry whilst radically shape the future of Scotland's built environment....
"It is clear that the house commands great respect not only from architects in Scotland but also from it's people. It shows the popularity of such buildings and means that they could go mainstream not only benefiting the environment but potentially the local economy."
He continued.... "Given the imminent harvest of Scottish forests it is a prime opportunity to start promoting the construction of wooden eco-friendly buildings. Using local timber for housing and businesses as well as exploiting the bio-mass potential that exists could turn our forests into profit making land benefiting the both the local and national community and economy."