Prefabrication – a Sustainable solution for your Rural Lifestyle Dream!

At Cedarspan, we care for the environment just as much as you do. Which is why our range of rural cabins, barns & wooden sheds are made from sustainably-sourced renewable plantation timber, where at least one new tree is planted for every one that is harvested.

There are many benefits of prefabricated construction, however we have picked the 5 main reasons you should pick Cedarspan as the prefabricated solution to your rural lifestyle dream.

1. Reduced Material Waste

Prefab construction involves less waste compared to traditional construction methods. The Cedarspan production process is more controlled, precise and efficient which leads to less material waste, especially since materials are optimized for the specific building design. Improving your rural lifestyle doesn’t have to cost the earth when buying a Cedarspan. By applying ‘lean manufacturing’ standards within our factory, we are more resource efficient, reduce timber waste, reduce production costs and ensure less environmental impact. 

2. Energy Efficiency

Timber has the lowest embodied energy of all mainstream building materials. This means the entire production process of timber framing—from planting and harvesting to manufacturing, transportation and installation— uses the least amount of energy. New emerging technologies and innovations are increasing yields from each log, decreasing waste and reducing energy use further. 

3. Carbon Positive

The production process of timber—from sapling to installation—removes more carbon from the air we breathe than it emits. Younger trees collect carbon dioxide at a faster rate, so it’s actually a good thing that they replace the older trees in the tree-harvesting and replanting life cycle. 

4. Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Did you know the utilisation of plantation timber in building structures is a natural way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere? Trees in softwood plantations grow for around 30 years before they are harvested, allowing them to capture large amounts of carbon dioxide. With processed timber removing even more carbon, your structure will store carbon deep in its core, keeping it safely locked up and out of the air we breathe for as long as it exists. 

5. Sustainable Materials

With negative perceptions about logging and deforestation is the misconception that cutting down trees is a bad thing. However, when timber comes from a sustainably managed source, it’s one of the most eco-friendly building materials available. In Australia, we replant over 70 million trees every year and for every tree that is harvested, at least one tree is replanted. 

Find out more about renewable timber at https://renewabletimberframing.com.au/