The façade is one of the primary aspects of a project when looking from a design standpoint. Its contribution and importance to building functionality has also evolved over time, from simply keeping the weather out thousands of years ago to now playing a significant role in the energy efficiency and sustainability of a project.

This free whitepaper looks at how changing aesthetic preferences, performance requirements, functionality and cost of materials have influenced façade trends over time, and how advancements in composite timber have seen a revival in the material's use.

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