A Warm Roof With Green Credentials
WE TREAT THE ENVIRONMENT LIKE OUR BEST FRIEND…
Think of trees as the world’s air filtration system. Every day, through photosynthesis, forests all over the globe ingest CO², locking in the carbon, and generating fresh oxygen. Over a year, just one acre of forest will absorb twice the CO² produced by an average car.
The energy used to harvest, process and deliver the timber for our roofs is extremely low. This reduces the typical embodied carbon footprint of a timber structure. We use a state of the art wood burner, with an emissions regulator to produce energy for factory (hot water and heating).
All timbers in our production process are sourced from companies involved in using timber from replenishable forest programmes and where 3 trees are re-planted for every one used. Harvesting and replanting forests sustainably, keeps the tree stock young and growing, which maximises the capture of carbon.
Trees absorb most CO² whilst they are growing, then as they age absorption declines. Each cubic metre of timber locks in about a tonne of carbon. Unless wood is either burnt or rots, the carbon remains safely stored.
All our wood shavings are collected and bagged up for distribution. We supply to small local businesses free of charge.
We use recycled materials during production to dramatically reduce waste to landfill. Södra’s timber mills use everything harvested. Approximately
50% of log volume becomes sawn timber. The rest is used by the pulp industry and wood board industry.
Before deciding which trees to fell, our timber supplier will fly drones to identify zones that should be left alone. By leaving certain areas of woodland undisturbed, we ensure that wildlife continues to flourish.
There is no construction material available that offers more environmental benefits than timber does. Renewable, non-toxic, recyclable, bio-degradable and forests absorb CO². Creating timber also uses far less energy than steel or aluminium.
We are proud to be authorised by the FCA so can offer our customers advice on their finance options including buy now, pay later. Give us a call to find out more!
Your Warmer Roof has been independently tested and certified by Stroma, an accredited national building control approvals agency.