Why everyone should be building with timber

According to the World Economic Forum, buildings made with traditional concrete and steel can be expected to produce around 2,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, causing significant pollution to the environment. A timber equivalent building on the other hand, is able to match this in carbon storage.1  

With this in mind, it’s no surprise that timber is such a sought-after building product, and with Bereco’s windows and doors, you can guarantee that the wood has been sourced responsibly and finished to an incredibly high standard.  

Nicola Harrison, Managing Director for Bereco, commented: “All of our timber is 100% FSC certified and can be tracked right back to its origin; sustainably managed forests which replant more than they fell.  

“Wood is also much more hardy than alternative materials – our windows and doors have a lifespan of up to 60 years, and are made using laminated engineered defect-free redwood or hardwood timber, with a specialist preservative treatment to increase resistance to rot and fungal decay.” 

Not only is timber a way of building that’s kinder to the environment, but Bereco’s products also help consumers to make monthly savings with their ability to lower energy bills, thanks to their impressive thermal performance. Bereco’s windows offer U-values that meet the new notional target of 1.2W/m²K, with triple glazed products reaching an ultra-low U-value of 0.8W/m²K.  

Nicola continues: “Many people have the misconception that alternative materials will save them money, however, steel and concrete can be very expensive upfront, whereas timber is more available and efficient to build with. Our products also require minimum maintenance, are ideal for listed buildings, and can increase property values thanks to their aesthetic charm.” 

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 a manufacturer’s warranty against paint defects. 

If you are seeking timber window and door products of outstanding quality, with a delivery timeframe of just 6-8 weeks, that meet with notional U-value targets, call 01709 838 188, or email sales@bereco.co.uk.