We are today more aware than ever before of the impact of climate change, and organisations of all sizes are expected to consider their own contribution to our planet.
Wood is the only major building material that is completely sustainable, and it actively reduces the levels of carbon in the atmosphere. But despite that, we still throw away a huge amount of wood every year – UK households sent nearly 3 million tonnes to landfill sites and incinerators in 2016 alone.
There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, we live in a throwaway culture in which it’s easier to buy new and send our old stuff to the tip. Second, people often believe that restoring wood is too costly and time consuming.
In fact, the opposite is true. It’s better for both the environment and your budget to restore wood rather than replacing it. You will need an expert to take care of it for you, but restoring your timber will give it a new lease of life at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
And because centuries of industrialisation have ravaged our forests, by choosing to restore your timber you’ll also help keep Britain greener and do your bit for future generations.