Timber is with out doubt one of the most attractive, durable, versatile and dependable constructional material, with performance and environmental credentials to match, any man made alternative.
Timber is perhaps the most sustainable and renewable construction material available. Correctly harvested, the extraction of timber is not detrimental to the global environment. On the contrary, those who buy and sell wood are acting in a ‘green’ manner. Wood is a renewable resource and is organic, non-toxic, re-cyclable and biodegradable. Equally important, manufacturing a component from wood requires less energy than materials such as steel or aluminium. Less energy means less carbon dioxide in the environment and less acid rain damaging our planet.
As a natural product, timber is subject to considerable variation in colour, grain and character. Variations of this sort are to be expected and do not inherently affect the quality of the end product. It is its variability, which provides the inherent visual attraction of the material.