Sustainable timber brings real benefits to your projects and our procurement processes guarantee it.
When it comes to construction, the reasons for the popularity of timber are clear: it is versatile, cost-effective and it is easy to work with. However, the way that timber is sourced can have a significant impact on the environment. In recent years, there has been a push towards sustainable timber in construction as a way to reduce the environmental impact of buildings.
What is sustainable timber and why does it matter in construction?
Sustainable timber is wood that has been sourced in a way that is environmentally responsible. There are several ways that sustainable timber can be sourced. One option is to use wood from forests that are managed in a sustainable way. This means that the trees are harvested in a way that ensures that they can regrow and continue to provide resources for the future. In addition, sustainable forestry practices often involve replanting and reforestation efforts to ensure that the forest is healthy and thriving.
Another option is to use recycled or reclaimed wood. This can come from a variety of sources, such as old buildings or structures that are being demolished or decommissioned. Using recycled wood not only reduces the demand for new timber, but it also helps to keep these materials out of landfills.
There are several reasons why sustainable timber matters in construction. One of the most significant is the impact that traditional timber harvesting can have on the environment. Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change, as trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance of greenhouse gases. When forests are clear-cut or destroyed, this carbon storage capacity is lost, and the carbon dioxide is released back into the atmosphere.
However, sustainable timber changes this: during the growth period, trees constantly absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It does not end there, though. When used, timber and wood-based products such as roof trusses become a ‘carbon sink’ locking-in that carbon dioxide for their entire life.
Our green commitment
Sustainable timber is an important consideration in construction due to the significant environmental, social, and economic impacts of traditional timber harvesting. By using wood that is sourced in a sustainable way, builders and developers can help to protect forests, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support communities. There are several options available, including certified wood and engineered wood products, and making the switch to sustainable timber is a step that we can all take towards a more sustainable future.
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.