Timber is our primary building material and we use a variety of types. Below is an overview of the timber we use and the options available to you.
All of our timber is sustainably sourced, certified and FSC recognised. We believe that timber is one of the most sustainable and sensible moves you can make. Trees consume carbon dioxide during the growth process and produce oxygen, they provide a natural habitat for wildlife during their life-cycle and are easily replenished. Timber also requires relatively little energy to turn into a building material compared to other common materials. See here for more information about our sustainably sourced timber.
All our timber is sourced from a handful of FSC certified sawmills and suppliers. FSC has become an industry standard for stewardship, social responsibility and environmental good practice. We work in the knowledge that as trees are felled and used in our products, new saplings are planted and managed, ensuring that our timber buildings are sourced from a sustainable part of the timber cycle.
The majority of our buildings are constructed from European softwood. To help preserve and prolong the lifespan, the main external timbers and cladding are all pressure treated with the Tanalised E system. This means the timber is dried and then placed in a vacuum before having the preservative forced through the wood. The end result is resilient and long-lasting timber that is protected against decay and insect attack.
All our wood offcuts are collected and recycled into other wood-based products, we aim for zero to landfill as a business and are leaps ahead of others having such and readily recycled core product.