About two thirds of people believe more timber frame houses should be built in Ireland rather than using concrete or steel, according to a new survey. Research carried out by Red C into public attitudes to Coillte’s new forestry strategic vision shows about 80 per cent of people believe that for Ireland to be self-sufficient for its timber requirements, wood should come from independently certified forests. They also say Coillte should innovate and promote wood products to support the bio-economy and de-carbonise our built environment. There is a strong degree of support for planting more trees and increasing forest cover with four in five people agreeing with this. …An overwhelming majority believe that Irish forests are important for nature and biodiversity. Similarly, there is almost unanimous agreement that Coillte has a role to play in addressing the biodiversity crisis.