You can rest assured that timber is an environmentally friendly material. After all, if it wasn’t Stanbrook & Nicholson wouldn’t be selling it. We specialise in sourcing, constructing and installing bespoke products, regardless of how big or small a project is. We find one of the biggest concens for customers revolves around the environment; how sustainable are our products and how does their general day-to-day performance benefit our planet? To address these concerns we try to give you as much information as possible. For example, you’re probably familiar with all the great energy saving technology, like Planitherm, that we cram into all of our windows. and doors. But this blog post will reiterate how sustainable timber really is by giving you a few hard and fast facts about the material.
For a start, timber is obviously a 100% natural product. Using natural products in the construction process is beneficial for the environment because it doesn’t involve creating artificial materials like PVCu. Creating these types of materials puts a big strain on the environment because the process generates a huge amount of carbon dioxide. But the use of timber can only be described as sustainable when it is sourced responsibly. That means sourcing timber from forests that are well-managed and where plantations replace (or even exceed) what is used. Suffice to say, Stanbrook & Nicholson have a reliable network of sources for our timber. We make sure our suppliers plant at least as many trees as are used. In many cases, however, the actual number of new plantations will actually exceed what we use at Stanbrook & Nicholson. That means the more windows and doors we supply, the more trees there will be to offset our carbon footprint.
Once installed, the general day-to-day performance of your timber windows will also do their bit to benefit the environment. For example, timber is one of the most durable materials out there. Generally, you won’t have to worry about maintenance and you certainly won’t have to worry about replacements. Timber is also a thermally efficient materials with some of the lowest U-values on the market – even when it comes up against newer materials.