AN AVERAGE OF 13 MILLION HECTARES OF NATURAL WOODLAND IS LOST PER YEAR
When temperatures do not require us to utilise our fully insulated composite eco panels, we manufacture our timber-framed building modules from the finest responsibly sourced sustainable timbers.
It is in all of our best interests for construction businesses not to buy timber from unreliable sources, particularly with the self-destructive levels of global deforestation that occurs today.
WHY WE SHOULD ALL CONSIDER BUYING ONLY FULLY SUSTAINABLE TIMBER
The following points are sound reasons why we should all consider buying only fully sustainable timber:
Carbon storage – During natural growth, trees absorb carbon. Whenever these forests are cut down and “stripped”, the environment and climate suffer; as indeed do we, simply because, by stripping traditional forests there will be fewer trees left to take and store carbon dioxide from the air. Sustainable and responsible forestry ensures that we replace as many trees as we take and preferably more! As a bonus, newer trees absorb more carbon dioxide than do their elder counterparts. Researchers claim that every cubic meter of timber used instead of other materials can save as much as 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
It really does mean renewable – Unlike many other construction materials such as brick, plastic or even steel, timber make be grown ready to harvest in our lifetime whereas all the others are measured over geological timespans.
Much less embodied energy – The energy that is used in the transportation and manufacturing process getting the timber from its raw state to the consumer is considerably less than the other main construction materials. Indeed, the embodied energy of timber is 24x less than steel.
Insulation – Wood has one of the best-known thermal insulation properties – measures at 5x better than concrete, 10x that of bricks and 350x better than steel.
Retaining the habitats – By growing more renewable forest areas, we are providing greater habitats for indigenous and possibly, endangered species. As well as the wildlife, retaining, restoring, and creating areas of forestry can reduce flood risk, drought, and soil erosion, as well as purifying the air.
Traceability – More often than not, timber being sold as fully sustainable material is supplied with a full chain of custody from a verification authority. This way, our customers may be sure that we will only purchase our timber from a responsibly managed forest that operates legitimate sustainability programmes.