Timber is generally regarded as the most sustainable and environmentally favourable building material; in growth it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, in its lifetime as a product it acts as a carbon store and at the end of its life it can be recycled or used as a biofuel. When it comes from a well-managed, credibly certified source these sustainable benefits are increased as the potential for deforestation is eliminated.
The European Commission estimates that on average, substituting one cubic metre of wood for other building materials results in 0.8 tonnes of CO2 savings*. Timber also has excellent thermal efficiency and when used intelligently can help house builders gain higher Code for Sustainable Homes ratings, through materials points.
However, the best performance benefits of timber are only achieved through an understanding of product selection in conjunction with appropriate design principles.
Whatever your project requirement - whether itís modern multi-level domestic housing, traditional properties or large scale commercial and public buildings, we offer a choice of timbers to meet a wide scope of applications.
Using our expertise in global timber sourcing, the timber we supply is of the finest quality. Our in-depth knowledge of wood means we offer the right technical advice and excellent customer service. And with our national coverage we can deliver rapidly anywhere in the U.K.
* European Commission Enterprise DG, Issue 11, 2003