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The Environmental Advantages of Timber Cladding

Following from the two recent blogs about the practical and aesthetic advantages of timber cladding, we now look at the environmental benefits:-

Timber is a renewable resource, in two manners firstly when timber trees are cut down, new trees are planted in their place so timber resources don’t run dry. Also timber can be used as a burning material to create energy once it has passed its shelf life as timber cladding.

Source certification schemes, such as FSC and PEFC, ensure timbers sustainability. These organisations are dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Its these organisations that ensure that when forests and trees are used for timber purposes that trees are planted in their place.

Growing trees for cladding purposes also removes CO2 from the atmosphere. Using wood stimulates the expansion of managed and sustainable forests to absorb more of this global warming gas. Therefore I think we can all agree cladding is good not just for your home yet the world as a whole.

Timber cladding also has a low carbon footprint as the timber used for cladding is taken from sustainable sources and also requires the use of a lot less fossil fuels to manufacture when compared to other types of cladding.

As climate change and CO2 reduction assumes growing importance in building design, timber cladding provides the ideal cost effective solution. Specifying timber has major environmental benefits over other materials.

To take advantage of these benefits by using timber cladding for your project contact our sales team on 01472 350151.

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