Timber grows on trees……!
It may sound obvious, but it’s important to remember that timber is a natural product derived from trees and is therefore renewable! A single tree trunk will yield several different grades of timber, from lower grades with natural characteristics such as knots, to higher grade heartwood. No part of the tree goes unused, even branches that are stripped off go to biomass plants to product energy that often powers the sawmill. Recycled timber is used in panels' manufacture such as chipboard. As a building material, wood is predictable in fires and has excellent heat and sound insulation properties. The timber industry offers a wide range of both construction and finishing products for your needs. Many of these products can claim to be sustainable. After all timber is solar powered, stores carbon, it’s natural, renewable and in many instances independently verified as responsibly sourced.
Using timber helps buyers and specifiers meet their sustainability objectives; mitigating climate change, reducing carbon footprint whilst gaining credits under schemes such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes.