Today environmental concerns run right to the core of construction, and Nuneaton Roof Truss uses natural materials and sustainably-managed timber to keep you on the right track.
40% of UK carbon equivalent emissions come from households and in order to meet the national target for emissions reductions by 2030, UK homes will each have to reduce their annual emissions by 3.6 tonnes. Government plans, such as the £270 million Green Heat Network Fund, show the political will is there, but there is more work to do.
It could be an onerous task, with deep retrofits on the agenda for existing homes and ever-stricter regulation of new builds. British families have signalled that they are up to the task, though. In survey after survey, respondents have said they not only want more sustainable homes, but also that they are willing to pay more for them. For example, one recent study found that 70% of British home buyers wanted their property to be more eco-friendly.
Renewable energy, insulation and air-tightness are all part of the drive One recent study found that 70% ofe to reduce emissions, but sustainability goes deeper than energy use by a household. A major factor in emissions is embodied energy, that is to say the energy used to manufacture goods. Happily, house building is one area where emissions reductions can be made by ensuring the maximum use of natural and sustainable materials, including timber.
Of course, forests are a carbon sink removing harmful emissions from the air, but more than that timber, as a natural material, involves less energy in its production than do synthetic materials. As a result, timber, when sustainably sourced, is one of the most environmentally-friendly materials available, being a natural carbon sink and truly renewable.
Not only is timber a natural product, but Nuneaton Roof Truss uses only sustainably-sourced timber in the production of our roof and attic trusses, floor joists and spandrels, and we have the certification to prove it.
Certified to PEFC standard (Certificate No: BMT-PEFC-0172), our wood, wood products, and non-timber forest products have been sourced from sustainably-managed forests and they have been manufactured with due respect for workers’ rights. In addition, our BM Trada certification (Certificate No: 3/1868), guarantees independently-verified assurance that the wood we use originates from responsibly sourced forests and that the material has been tracked through every stage of the process from forest to end-user.
As part of this, we can also guarantee we are not using ‘conflict timber’ sourced from conflict zones.
Moreover, as part of our commitment to sustainability, Nuneaton Roof Truss is also engaged with the Environmental Product Description (EPD) certification process to demonstrate that our finished products meet the highest standards in sustainability.
By using sustainable, natural materials, house builders enjoy a double benefit: not only do they help to meet green targets and please buyers, they are also demonstrating that theirs is a premium product worthy of buyers’ money.
Why choose Nuneaton Roof Truss?
Nuneaton Roof Truss is the manufacturer of choice for all engineered timber requirements. Whether you’re planning one house or many, housebuilders, and construction firms all over the UK put their trust in us.
If you’re interested in our industry-leading, eco-friendly services, click here to get a quote or call us on 02476 327722 to find out how we can support your business and projects.