Sustainable timber lifecycle at Charltons is underpinned by PEFC controlled and certified timber softwood. During production all by products are collected and reused. Nothing goes to waste.
Sustainable timber has the lowest energy used in its processing, production and transport, from tree to end user than any of any mainstream building materials. Far less than for steel, concrete or aluminium. This is mainly because timber requires only minimal processing compared to other materials.
Sustainably sourced timber can have an additional positive environmental impact because trees absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. It is locked away as carbon, thus removing it from the atmosphere. This can essentially offset the processing and transportation energy associated with timber products. Therefore, timber can be considered a carbon negative material. Just as long at the timber is reused or recycled at the end of the products life!
Every cubic meter of wood, used instead of other materials, is estimated to save a total of 2 tons of carbon dioxide. One of the reasons that traditionally people use wood in their gardens and homes is simple: it looks great, it is very versatile and it is attractive. Additionally, a range of studies point to the fact that timber increases your sense of health and wellness. So as well as being attractive it seems it is good for you!