Virtually all our timber comes from the forests of Northern Sweden. In the main, it arrives by ship directly to the Port of Rochester on the RIver Medway, which flows just a few yards from our headquarters. This avoids long distance lorry journeys and the resulting pollution.
Forest management in Sweden meets the most exacting bio-diversity standards and our principle supplier, Stenvalls Trä AB, www.stenvalls.se is as careful of the environment as any forestry company in Scandinavia.
For every tree harvested, two are planted, ensuring forests are never depleted and will continue to produce timber long into the future.
Managed Forests are the most efficient carbon sinks and producers of oxygen. The ongoing process of harvesting and replanting ensures there is always a healthy share of the forest made up of younger trees in vigorous growth.
Timber is the only truly renewable construction material on the planet. For every tonne of the greenhouse gas (CO2) a tree absorbs from the atmosphere it produces nearly ¾ of a tonne of oxygen.
The CO2 absorbed by the tree during its life is trapped, or stored within the wood and remains so throughout the life of the product.
When harvested, timber requires far less energy to produce and build with than any other construction materials. Using wood instead of other building materials saves an average of 0.9 tonnes of CO2 per cubic metre.
For more information about timber visit www.woodforgood.com