Reduce your carbon footprint with timber windows and doors from Bereco

During recent years, the need to build sustainably has become increasingly urgent, with Building Regulations and energy efficiency standards changing to be more stringent. With each cubic meter of timber storing up to a tonne of carbon dioxide – or the equivalent of 120,000 mobile phone charges – one sure-fire way to reduce your project’s emissions is by incorporating timber windows and doors from Bereco.  

Timber windows and doors are not merely low carbon; when trees are felled for construction they retain the carbon they have removed from our atmosphere and store it in the timber. Bereco’s double glazed products offer U-values of 1.2W/m²K across the board, with triple glazed U-values of just 0.8W/m²K, meeting and beating the new notional target. 

Nicola Harrison, Managing Director of Bereco, commented: “With the new build and construction industry accounting for 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, it’s vital that we all do our bit to help meet net zero by 2050.1 By making smart choices when it comes to materials and supply chains, we can minimise our impact on climate change and our reliance on non-renewable resources.” 

Bereco uses laminated engineered defect-free redwood and hardwood timber, with a specialist preservative treatment to increase resistance to rot and fungal decay. The timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests which replant more than they fell, helping to remove even more carbon from the atmosphere.  

Nicola continues: “Not only is timber aesthetically ideal for all types of project, but it’s durable enough to last up to 60 years, which is twice as long as the alternative materials available to housebuilders.” 

Bereco is the only timber window supplier to commit to the BlueSky Timber High Performance Window Scheme, proving its products exceed general window performance standards, and is also the only timber window supplier to certify the application of its coatings and paint system with manufacturer’s warranty against paint defects, giving customers peace of mind. 

If you are seeking timber window and door products of outstanding quality that are also Building Regulations compliant, call 01709 838 188, or email