Enviroment & Carbon Footprint

Our Policy is to conduct its operations in an environmentally sustainable manner in order to protect the environment for future generations.

In implementing its policy we will seek, through our operations, to ensure:

  • Compliance with relevant environmental legislation and regulation
  • Prevention of pollution
  • The efficient use of natural resources
  • The minimisation of waste and emissions to air and water
  • Environmental awareness of all employees
  • Effective monitoring of environmental performance
  • Continual improvement in environmental performance
  • Understand and commit to our clients environmental policies

We are totally committed and continually striving for improvement and prevention of environmental impact and actively encourage our staff to do the same.

We are trying to reduce our Carbon footprint in the following ways:

  • We are measuring and setting targets for eco miles for all our employees. This has been done by using public transport and car sharing. As well as encouraging home working where possible
  • Documentation and management systems can be filled in electronically, no paper required
  • Our clients are encouraged to use environmentally friendly products
  • We monitor all our waste generated on site and set challenging targets.

Timber Statistics:

  • Timber-based products require less energy to manufacture than similar products made of steel and cement
  • Timber is created by photosynthesis and can be considered an efficient way of storing solar energy for future use as an energy resource
  • Recovering the energy from timber products at the end of their life – as a substitute for fossil fuels – increases the CO2 benefit of using wood
  • Using timber products encourages forestry to expand, increasing the carbon sink effect and reducing the CO2 in the atmosphere
  • The best way to use forests as carbon sinks is to harvest the timber and convert it into products (which continue to store the carbon) while replanting more trees than before
  • Timber products act as a carbon sink throughout their life
  • Timber has the lowest energy consumption and the lowest CO2 emission of any commonly used building material
  • Timber’s thermal insulation properties mean timber frame houses use less energy
  • Timber is uniquely renewable
  • Between 1990 and 2000 the European forest areas have grown by 30%

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