News: Sustainability of Dale Timber Windows and Doors

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More people are concerned about sustainability and the environmental impact of building than ever before. And that is also true of the type of windows and doors people are opting for. It’s an issue we come across increasingly with people wanting to know more about the sustainability of our range of timber windows and doors.

Timber windows and doors are a good choice for the environment as they are biodegradable and absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. 

In recent studies researchers have found that when properly protected with paint or woodstain, timber windows last twice as long as PVCu. Reducing the number of windows that go to landfill is good for the planet.

So why opt for timber windows and doors from a sustainability, style and performance perspective? Here are some things to think about when it comes to Dale timber windows and doors.

Less waste

Multi-layered timber is produced by joining wood sections together to create one piece of timber which is strong and very durable. This use of wood sections means that just the knots can be cut out whilst the remainder of the wood is used. The knot free multi-layered timber that is left is a fantastically strong material, more of the wood is used and waste is reduced even further. 

Protective measures

The longevity of the timber door, or window, requires a thorough application of paint or woodstain to protect the wood from contact from any moisture. Our environmentally friendly water-based paints and stains contain no solvents and are spray applied before assembly. This delivers the most thorough protection for a low maintenance lifetime.

Sustainability

Our timber windows and are a great choice for people who want to help lessen their impact on the planet. We only use sustainable European Redwood timber as standard in all our windows and doors.

The use of European Redwood fulfills several requirements, it is easily grown and grows with few knots, the wood itself is naturally water resistant and the tree grows beautifully straight – making it easy to process with little waste.  It provides a steady supply of wood for all uses – it has been used for construction purposes for many years.

Dale Windows is certified by FSC® (C124392), the Forest Stewardship Council®, a not-for-profit non-government organisation created to  promote responsible management of the worlds forests.  They actively seek to make all wood fully traceable and change is happening. Their promotion explains why there is a need for full chain of custody – to safeguard the forests of our planet, with wood only sold from sustainable forests, rare species might be saved and deforestation slowed.

Dale Windows offer a beautiful way to take responsibility for our environment and lessen our impact. 

 

To find your local stockist or to speak to one of our team about any of our timber windows or doors call us on 0845 652 7399 or email sales@dalewindows.co.uk