How To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint With Recycled Timber

Building Renovations

When you are the owner of a property, one of the most exciting things to look forward to is the prospect of doing fun and worthwhile renovations. Building a dream home can take a long time and cost a lot of money, but nowadays the other thing that we have to be considerate of is how our plans are impacting on the wider environment around us. 

Renovation projects of all kinds require a large amount of timber, and here at The Recyclers, we think that the best way to kill two birds with one stone is by using recycled and reclaimed timber. If you have a project coming up, here are some of the benefits of using recycled timber.

Benefits of using recycled timber:

  • Put simply, by using recycled timber rather than brand new materials, you can say that you are not contributing to further unnecessary deforestation around the world. There are fewer forest and jungle areas than the environment can handle, so make the smart decision and work with recycled wood instead. Don’t be part of the growing problem.
  • Woodland animals benefit and prosper when you opt for reclaimed wood, because it means that their natural habitats don’t have be disturbed and destroyed for the sake of your building project. If woodland continues to disappear at this rate, then so will the wildlife.
  • Something to take notice of is the fact the old timber is actually thicker and wider than the new timber that get manufactured these days. The older the timber is, the ticker cut it is going to be, so not only are you doing a favour for the environment, you are actually getting more bang for your buck with recycled materials!
  • Older wood is also less likely to split than newer wood. The reason behind this being that it has already been exposed to the hot and cold temperatures and has already done its fair share of expanding and contracting. In other words, the older wood is already completely dried out and stable!

Get In Touch

So, keep all of those benefits in mind when the time comes to start collecting materials for your own project. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions or queries that you may have, a member of the team will always be on hand to discuss anything timber related that you need. We look forward to hearing from you and supplying you with materials!

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