Environment

Environment

People today want the assurances that the products they buy are the best choice for the environment.

Trees are the only abundant, biodegradable and renewable resource. Through photosynthesis, they absorb carbon dioxide and are therefore the most powerful concentrators of carbon on Earth.

Wood is the sound environmental choice for most building needs because it is renewable, recyclable and versatile. Lifecycle assessments of construction materials consistently rate wood and wood products as the best building choice when it is sourced from well managed forests.

Our preferred supplier status for timber is to purchase wood products from operations that respect the ecological function of natural forests and their biological diversity.

Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material. It is responsibly and sustainably harvested in the publicly managed forests of British Columbia (BC) , Canada.

Less than 1% of BCs cedar growing stock is harvested each year. For each tree harvested, three are replanted. BC is the leader in third party sustainable forest management certification and is committed to high environmental standards.

Energy

Timber has 400 times better insulation (R) value than steel, 2000 times that of aluminium and 8 times that of concrete.

A significant characteristic of quality timber windows and doors are their thermal efficiency with glass selection being critical to maintaining thermal performance. Glazing selections can minimize heat loss and heat gain. Additionally, strategic window positioning allows natural light and minimises the use of artificial lighting.