Sourcing Timber For New Sash Windows

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What timber are sash windows made from?

When choosing any product that includes new timber, it is really important to know the source and sustainability of the wood. The environment and our atmosphere depend upon trees. Human development and commerce can often come at a cost to the biosphere.

Ventrolla takes this responsibility seriously. That’s why they choose sustainably-sourced Accoya wood as the main timber in their new sash windows frame.

What is accoya?

Accoya is a fast-growing sustainable wood that offers an alternative to slow-growing and often unsuitable hardwoods. The Accoya offers the same great performance as hardwood or other carbon-intensive materials, but without the damaging impact on the environment.

What is sustainable wood?

Sustainable wood is from trees that have been harvested responsibly from well-managed forests. The forests are continually replenished with new saplings with no damage to the local flora or fauna.

How do I know if timber is sustainably sourced?

There are a number of industry standards and accreditations that recognise sustainable wood. Look for an FSC stamp or the C2C (Cradle to Cradle) certification. Accoya wood has been C2C gold standard certified since 2010.

If you’re looking for new sash windows and want to know a little more about the ecological impact and sustainability of the product, please contact us.