Whether it’s cutting out single use plastics, switching to electric cars, or volunteering for beach clean-ups, we all play our part in helping to reduce pollution and in making our planet a healthier, more sustainable place to live. At Timber Windows Direct, we are no different, that is why we ensure all the timber that we use is FSC certified.
The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC for short, are a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting responsible and sustainable forestry. They certify forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental standards.
To be given FSC certification a forest must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner. This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that a forest is well-managed from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees. Forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC certification and the timber allowed to carry the FSC label.
As well as our timber coming from environmentally friendly and sustainable sources, it also holds plenty of environmentally friendly properties itself. Wood has the best thermal insulation of any mainstream construction material, so that when you Timber Windows are paired with argon filled double glazed units, your home will stay warmer for longer, allowing you to keep the heating off for longer, saving both money, and the environment.
Timber windows also last up to 60 years, double the length of some other materials, and are repairable should any damage occur, meaning your investing into the future of the planet as well as the future of your home. When the time does eventually come to replace your windows, wood is fully reusable and uses much less energy to recycle in comparison to steel or aluminium.
Even after replacing your windows, you can rest assured knowing that you are making a positive impact on the planet!
A material that only needs sunlight and rainfall to grow? A material that uses 24 times less energy to produce than steel? Now that’s seems like the environmentally friendly choice for your windows…