A well-managed timber source is arguably the most environmentally friendly building product available.
Timber is the ultimate renewable. Trees capture and store carbon and are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. When we choose sustainably and responsibly harvested timber over other materials, we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and their consequent carbon emissions.
Timber can be used to increase a buildings ‘life cycle assessment’, has minimal embodied energy and the ability to change appearance by re-painting/staining as trends change – there is no better product!
Timber by-products can be used for carbon neutral energy sources or fertilizers and (providing that we replace what we harvest) is the only truly sustainable building material we have. Aluminium, steel, concrete & plastic are not produced from renewable sources.
Calculate the carbon sequestration of your project and the time it takes to regrow the timber.
On a holistic level, our Victorian Ash is one of the best options once you include carbon sequestration, life cycle analysis, harvesting and regeneration. Here are some of the facts.
American Oak by ASH answers our absolute commitment to sustainable harvesting – oak forests are increasing by 39.9 million m3 ever year.
Jarrah is a renewable, sustainable resource that is entirely harvested in Western Australia.
Grown, harvested and processed in Victoria, Grey Gum is the perfect example of an environmentally friendly timber.