The choice for sustainable development
Over the past years we have continued to develop our Timber Purchasing Policy, fully endorsed by all Merronbrook Ltd Directors, which ensures that we only select timber from traceable and well-managed forest sources. The timber we supply is independently certified by PEFC certification schemes.
The Benefits of Timber Frame construction are not new. The major advantage is faster construction. Builders are looking for sustainable materials, and soft wood is just that. The timber we use for timber frames is not hardwood or sourced from tropical forests. Typically, our timber comes from sustainable Nordic or Scottish softwood forests. As the trees are felled, they are replaced, and the growing trees absorb carbon dioxide.
Main ‘greenhouse’ gas and timber processing residues are largely re-used for other products, meaning little waste.
The advantages of timber frame construction
- high quality and sustainable material
- safe to handle and touch
- high level of thermal insulation
- the lowest CO2 cost of any commercial building
- easy and fast construction
- energy efficient