All timber used in construction should be accredited through one of the recognised organisations like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that shows a ‘chain of custody’ for wood. This will ensure that the wood comes from well managed, sustainable forests.
The following organisations can supply FSC and / or locally sourced timber
The information is structured as follows:
We always buy FSC timber where possible so long as the quality is good. Approximately 75%of our stock is FSC certified.
Specialist suppliers of FSC certified hardwoods. Examples Massandubar Boardwalk, Cardiff Bay; Camura decking, Swansea Waterfront Museum. Ecotimber offers advice on best species for the purpose.
Robert Price (Builders' Merchants) Ltd
We are hoping to get our FSC registration on 16 March 2006 - each branch will be able to tell you what they have available.
East Bay Close
029 2048 7864
UK contact: Stephen Ford Mob: 07712 878 308
All branches stock approximately 65% FSC certified timber and other timber with different certification. The cost is the same as uncertified timber. Doors, windows and kitchen units are difficult to obtain in FSC timber