Environmental Statement

Supporting The Enviroment

Timber is a totally natural product, which is non-toxic, recyclable and biodegradable. Wood requires far less energy to produce than concrete or steel. Over 75% of the energy required to manufacture wood products comes from wood residues and recovered wood, making timber frame construction the most environmentally friendly form of house building.

 

Wood is a renewable resource and using more wood can help reduce the growth of global warming. Estimates suggest that every cubic metre of wood used instead of other building materials saves 0.8 tonne of CO2 from polluting the atmosphere. Timber framed homes look the same as traditional brick and block homes but have a higher thermal efficiency (U-value), which easily meets current building regulations requirements.

 

They are easier to heat and keep warm and can offer you savings of as much as 70 per cent on energy costs. Because timber frame is so design flexible, it's easy for you to incorporate your own ideas. Creating your own design is fun and extremely satisfying - and it ensures that your new home has all the facilities and features that you and your family require.

 

OFP commitment

At OFP Timber Frame Homes, we have a commitment towards the environment. All of our timber is sourced from managed forests promoting sustain ability and Eco-friendly practices. We hold PEFC and FSC ® Chain of Custody Certification ensuring our timber is produced from only sustainable, managed forests. The UKTFA Q Mark has been successfully achieved and maintained.

 

Our industry partners include, Excel Building Solutions, BBA. We design to NHBC, Zurich, and BM Trada requirements.

 


Policy Statement

The Company purchases and uses timber and wood based materials in its manufacture of structural timber components.

 

The Company has committed to implement and maintain these CoC (Chain of Custody) procedures to ensure compliance with the FSC and PEFC criteria. As part of this system it is the policy of the Company to avoid using wood that has been illegally harvested, wood from genetically modified trees and from uncertificated high conservation value old-growth forests specifically from areas where traditional or civil rights are violated. In addition, timber from natural forest that has been converted to plantations or non-forest use will also be avoided.

Case Studies

Take a look at OFP Timber Framed Homes' case studies comprising different sectors and project sizes.

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