Wood – the most sustainable of building materials
The selection of timber used in the production of our windows is harvested from managed forests where the growing period is measured in decades. On average two trees are planted for every one harvested – as timber usage increases, so too does replanting. Few people realise that the area of land under forestation in Canada is increasing year-on-year and there is more area of Canadian forest now than there was one hundred years ago.
A tree grows by absorbing carbon from CO2 in the atmosphere, transforming it into the cellular structure of timber. Every cubic metre of wood contains 0.8 tonnes of absorbed CO2. From growth, to harvesting, processing and conversion to finished products, timber is a net absorber of CO2.
Wood – for long-term value
Maintenance and repair of wood windows and doors is both cost-effective and easy. Modern wood treatments can ensure that products are guarded against rot, whilst good paint systems will need little attention other than cleaning for some years. Repainted timber windows look as good as new and lift the appearance of any property.
If damage occurs to a wood window or door it can be easily repaired leaving no sign of the repair. It is not surprising therefore that wood is increasingly seen as the material of choice for long-term value.
Wood – natural quality
Few materials can compare when it comes to the look and feel of a good quality wood window or door. Warm to the touch and pleasing to the eye, real wood gives a sense of natural quality and durability.