Sustainable, 100% Biodegradable Timber
Most of Furnitubes’ timber products are supplied untreated - normal weather conditions can cause shrinkage and cracking in all timber products, due to their natural reaction to the elements. We suggest application of the most appropriate preservative for the particular installation site. Please contact your local Wood Preservation Specialist for recommendations. timber recycling
Furnitubes untreated timber is 100% biodegradable and reusable. For timber recycling information individuals should contact their Local Authority for advice and details of local Civic Amenity sites. For large quantity recycling or industrial recycling there are Wood Recycling Companies throughout the UK.
For details on the timber Authorities and Companies nearest to you please visit: http://recyclewood.wrap.org.uk
Legally Sourced Certified Timbers
Furnitubes are pleased to be able to offer legally sourced certified timbers from sustainable sources upon request.
Furnitubes Timber Policy
Forest Conservation And Replantation
All hardwoods used by Furnitubes are supplied only from countries where governments operate strict controls on the size of trees that can be felled and where a forest conservation policy and replantation programme is in operation.
The countries of origin for Teak and Balau are Malaysia and South East Asia with Iroko and Ekki from the West Coast of Africa, predominantly Ghana and Cameroon. From the hundreds of trees available, the timber logger rarely takes as many as thirty trees and then only those with the dimensions as ruled by the government.
After the trees have fallen in a particular area the forest is left alone for a minimum period of 25 years.
The main problem is undoubtedly the over population in those parts of the world where the huge natural forest and vegetation areas are being cleared by burning, so that the land is then available for agriculture and building.
This action not only destroys the trees that could have been put to better use, but releases carbon dioxide adding to the 'greenhouse' effect.
Timber Care & Preservation
Furnitubes offers all our customers the following advice when installing our range of exterior-use timber products. Timber products are untreated; normal weather conditions can cause shrinkage, cracking and fading, due to their natural reaction to the elements.
Most Furnitubes' timber products are supplied untreated, enabling application of the most appropriate preservative for the particular installation site. Please contact your local Wood Preservation Specialist for further recommendations.
Garrick Posts and Oak Product Clause
With oak products black tar like markings may appear. This is a natural and unavoidable reaction to the metal blade of the saw and it occurs when the posts/products are cut to size. These markings do not in any way affect the strength of the posts/product which will 'weather' in time allowing the markings to become almost unnoticable. Timber is a 'living' material, which reacts to weather conditions. Therefore it will crack known as 'shake' during hot, dry weather but these cracks will close up during cold, wet weather. These shakes do not in any way affect the strength of the posts/products.”