Timber is a remarkable asset, requiring only sun and water to grow, whilst continually removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the process. Not only does it trap this carbon for the duration of its life, but timber requires less consumption of energy for its transport and utilisation compared to heavy concrete and steel alternatives.

Timber can also be recycled or used as a biofuel, whilst waste from using timber in construction is both minimal and biodegradable.

Maximizing wood use in both residential and commercial construction could remove an estimated 21 million tons of C02 from the atmosphere annually – equal to taking 4.4 million cars off the road.”

Source: “sustainability”, thinkwood.com, www.thinkwood.com/sustainability

Truly Sustainable Material

Natural Beauty

The warm, gentle tones of timber, create a subtle and natural feel to our products that present an attractive and inviting space wherever they are placed. Timber products look great and as a material, timber brings with it a uniqueness and versatility, that allows for a variety of finishes and designs.

Interestingly, there is increasing research showing that the use of timber in building also has a positive effect on mental health and happiness.

Source: “wood and wellbeing”, thinkwood.com, www.thinkwood.com/benefits-of-using-wood/wood-and-well-being

Timber that works for us

Trees continually capture carbon as they grow. This carbon remains trapped for the duration of the tree’s life and remains there, even when it is harvested and used for construction. When we consider the durability of timber products, they have the phenomenal potential to store this carbon for generations. As carbon is trapped and trees replanted, a negative carbon footprint is created in the process.

‘Studies show almost one tonne of carbon dioxide is absorbed for every cubic meter of timber used in construction. Timber has the lowest embodied carbon of any construction material.
Source: “Designing In Timber”, ttf.co.uk, www.ttf.co.uk/technical/

Alongside its ability to trap carbon for a significant number of years, timber is hardwearing and simple to work with.

“The combination of timber’s environmental credentials and performance characteristics offers perhaps greatest promise in construction.” – Wood. Building the bioeconomy

Source: Wood – Building the Bio - Economy”, woodcampus.co.uk, www.woodcampus.co.uk/tackle-climate-change-use-wood/

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable forestry

Where would you find the world’s largest recreation centre and the most natural supermarket?”

Source: “7 secrets that forests have been keeping from you.” fao.org, https://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1144016/

ALL our timber is PEFC or FSC certified. What does that mean? It means that our timber products come from forests meeting high standards or criteria that ensure sound practice in sustainable forestry.

These forests have a pivotal role in ensuring the regeneration and stability of our natural resources. Integral to climate change, they ensure replenishment of the forest, the conservation of biodiversity (hyperlink to my biodiversity section on website) and the protection of the natural habitats and species that occupy them - Quite simply, they provide the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Emphasis must also be placed on the economic impact of these responsibly managed forests, that protect against illegal logging, deforestation, and provide natural supplies and employment for local communities.

Find Out More About Forest Certification

Forest Stewardship Council  FSC

An international, non-governmental organisation that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests, by setting standards for forest owners and allowing purchasers to easily recognise certified forests and source responsibly harvested timber.


The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification PEFC

A non-profit, non-government organisation that gives international recognition to locally developed forest certification. This ensures consistency in the standards and criteria that need to be met for forest owners globally.