Combustibles ban could spell end of CLT, warns architect who helped pioneer it

Anthony Thisleton of Waugh Thisleton

Anthony Thistleton says UK ‘would go from world leader to backwater’ with collapse of CLT

An architect specialising in cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings has warned that the government’s proposed ban on combustible cladding materials could spell the end of the construction method.

Anthony Thistleton, director of Waugh Thistleton, designer of the world’s largest CLT building, said that the proposals would stop CLT being used for the structure of residential buildings over six storeys.

He said: “It could potentially mean a complete collapse of CLT in this country – we would go from a world leader to a backwater.”

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