While many people agree that wood is a sustainable, versatile and aesthetically pleasing material, many researchers also suggest that wood can contribute to the health and well-being of a building occupants.
Various studies have found that having natural materials such as wood visible within our living or working environment can reduce stress and aid relaxation, attention and creativity.
How timber plays a part in the newly adopted ‘work from home’ scenario
As a result of the COVID pandemic, a lot of people found themselves working from home and not everyone had a suitable space available to them. While some were able to convert indoor space to meet their needs, others found themselves looking to opportunities outside of the home.
Many people found that creating a garden room, or garden office solved a lot of their problems. Not only does a garden room provide you with the extra space you need, they also have health benefits such as offering natural views into the garden, offering a space of tranquillity and calm away from a busy household, and experiencing the feeling of innovation, energy and creativity associated with being surrounded by wooden interiors.