Using timber for our houses means that there are no environmentally unfriendly materials or waste used in manufacturing and erection. Also, we source our timber from sustainable suppliers.
We are members of TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association – www.trada.co.uk). TRADA is an international organisation that promulgates the best practices for sourcing and using wood in the construction industry.
All our timber is PEFC (The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification – www.pefc.co.uk) certified. PEFC is an international organization that promotes sustainable forest management through independent certification.
One of our sources is SODRA (www.sodra.com/en) which is an association of over 50,000 forest owners in Sweden. As well as being focused on the production of timber, SODRA is focused upon forestry management and environmental conservation.
Why Timber is a Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly Building Material
There are a number of reasons why timber is a sustainable and environmentally friendly material for building…
- Timber is a renewable resource
- Timber can be extracted with little waste of energy
- Timber forests absorb carbon dioxide
- Timber is strong, durable and easy to work with
- There is no hazardous or toxic waste left on site after construction
- Timber Frame buildings are very energy efficient (reducing heating costs)
Thus by choosing a timber frame building, house or extension you can be assured that you are supporting an environmentally friendly method of construction as well as investing in a cost effective, rapid and energy efficient solution to your needs.
Please contact us by email, telephone or contact form to find out more about how we support the environment and sustainability or to find out how we can rapidly and cost effectively provide you with a beautiful building.