Timber is repairable, adaptable, versatile and durable. When purchased from well managed sources, it is a sustainable, environmentally friendly resource.
Parsons Joinery believes in the importance of forestry management and carefully selects suppliers who have adopted environmental purchasing policies or certification schemes.
There are a number of reasons for choosing timber and these can include:
Wood is visually attractive and warm to the touch. It offers a multitude of beautiful colours, textures, pattern, properties and strengths and can be finished in a variety of ways including polishing, oiling, varnishing and painting.
Timber enables the sympathetic restoration of period properties and planning controls often restrict the use of u-PVC windows in conservation areas and in buildings of historical interest.
There are a wide range of design options and variables available as timber can be carved and moulded to suit your requirements.
The use of durable species or preservative treated timber can ensure a lifespan of at least thirty years provided simple routine maintenance is carried out.
The cellular structure of wood provides good thermal insulation. Wooden windows have a better thermal performance than steel or aluminium framed windows.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Managed felling and replanting can increase this effect since young, growing trees absorb and emit more than older more mature trees.
The world’s supplies of materials based on non-living origins are finite. Forests, as ever growing sources of wood, help to stabilise climate and global temperatures.
Unlike steel or plastic, timber requires only a relatively small amount of energy to convert it into useful products. A uPVC window frame has more than seven times the energy input in manufacture than a wooden window of similar size and design.
Wood can be recycled in a variety of ways or, as a natural product, will eventually rot at the end of its useful life.
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