The issue of the environment is of key concern to us here at Evergreen Joiners. Therefore, we only source and choose the best sustainable wood from around the world. We follow a strict policy of only using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved wood.
The FSC certification indicates that the wood comes from well-managed forests and it assures us, and you the client, that the wood has been ethically sourced.
One of the best FSC sustainable woods that we have had great success with is a modified wood called Accoya®. This wood has won international acclaim due to its unparalleled durability and dimensional stability, and is rated as C02 negative throughout its full life cycle. Accoya® wood has also be warranted against fungal decay for at least 50 years above ground.
Therefore, it is our first choice for exterior joinery because it means that throughout the seasons your Accoya® windows and doors function without the problems that plague other timbers, such as swelling and shrinking, causing windows and doors to stick and jam, or let in cold drafts.
Another benefit of Accoya® is that the paint finish lasts considerably longer than it does on regular wood. We also spray paint our products by hand in our workshop to ensure the perfect finish. This appeals to our clients by providing them with low maintenance windows and doors of the highest quality and strength, safe in the knowledge that they have chosen a product that does not harm our environment.
You can find out more about the work of the FSC, and how Accoya® Wood has been developed and its wealth of benefits, by following the links below: