Materials

The two classifications we look for when sourcing our hardwoods, softwoods and plywoods are:

  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). 

These classifications are awarded for environmentally, socially responsible and economically viable forest management.

We only use Timber and sheet materials which are deemed to be ethical and which carry certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) who promote sustainably managed forests worldwide.

We work with a lot of Baltic Birch Plywood.

Plywood is one of the most widely used panels products. It is resistant to cracking, shrinking and twisting/warping, and has a general high degree of strength.We use high grade Baltic Birch plywood with 13 layers of Birch glued together in opposite directions resulting in a strong and stable board that will not sag, swell or crack over the years.

We currently source our plywood from SVEZA. They produce high-quality, ethically sourced plywood of Russian origin. http://www.sveza.com/profile

For some applications we use moisture resistant, medium density fibreboard (MR MDF).

This is still FSC® Certified.  Manufactured to BS – EN622-H1

Birch plywood

The most important raw material for plywood is a renewable natural resource – wood.
Wood is recognised as the only genuine Carbon Neutral construction material.
Northern European ply is certified for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) multi-site Chain-of-Custody and Controlled Wood: FSC-STD-40-003, FSC-STD-40-004 / FSC-STD-40-005.