Should large-scale timber construction be banned?

Studio MGM's Bury St Edmunds timber-build housing scheme

Yes, says Sam Webb, because of the disproportionate damage they cause when they catch fire; while Meredith Bowles argues that we just need to design against its shortcomings

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