Consistently providing the best Hardwood timber in the UK
At Altus Services we recognize that the manufacture of hardwood timber products can have an effect on both local and world environments. We are committed to responsible forest management and sustainable sources of timber and share this vision with our customers.
So why choose a hardwood timber product?
Wood is a naturally renewable material and therefore sustainable.
PVCu windows, in contrast, are made from a non-renewable source – namely oil – which makes up to 43 per cent of the raw material required to make plastic.
Wood absorbs Carbon dioxide (CO2) rather than increasing emissions. Managed felling and replanting increases this effect, since young, growing trees absorb more CO2 than older, mature trees. Forests, and the wood they provide, are vital in the fight against climate change.
Unlike steel, cement, bricks or PVCu windows, wood requires less energy to convert it into usable form. A plastic window frame has more than seven times the energy input in manufacture of a wooden frame of similar size and design. By using timber products instead of PVCu the world will save around 0.5 tonnes of CO2 or every ten windows and up to four tonnes if used instead of aluminium.
A recent WWF report concludes timber windows are better for the environment than PVC windows. WWF is encouraging specifiers and buyers of windows to choose wood which has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This guarantees the wood has been sourced from a well-managed forest or other controlled wood source, and ensures that the timber is legal and not from a controversial source.
Wood is healthy, has attractive grain patterns, warm surfaces, and people just like to touch it. Hardwood timber is a perfect material for conservatories, windows or doors and will lend your home that natural warm feeling you have always longed for.
To learn more about the finishes available for our products, go to our Specifications page.
|Dark Red Meranti|
|Colour||Red brown/dark red|