The 2019 Architecture of Emergency Climate Summit in London considered the impact that the building and construction industries have on the world’s climate. The participants have collectively asked builders, architects, engineers and other building and construction professionals to use timber as opposed to other building materials.
As opposed to concrete and steel which are made using large amounts of electricity that contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions, timber is a more environmentally-friendly building material.
Timber has been used for centuries to construct well-made residential and commercial properties, including houses, apartments and office buildings. While developments in other forms of structural materials have occurred through the use of concrete, steel and other composite materials, timber is still favoured by many because of its cost, flexibility and favourable repair and maintenance qualities. For example, concrete incurs higher transportation and manufacturing costs, takes variable times to set and needs to be reinforced with steel for it to bind and form correctly.
With an overall global increase in building and construction due to rising populations and an increase in demand for housing and office space, the industry needs to be conscious about its 8% contribution to global carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to public and private infrastructure projects, the building and construction sector continues to demand steel and concrete products that are not always sustainably sourced. The Climate Summit has warned the industry of relying on these materials and ignoring timber as a viable alternative.
At Australian Treated Pine, we source quality treated pine products for various applications. In particular, we serve the building and construction industry in Australia with heavy-duty, reliable and well-manufactured timbers.
Our suite of products include pine for construction, decking, landscaping, fencing and more. We use the latest technology, comprising a fully automated timber sawmill and preservation facility, to manufacture quality pine products effectively and at a comparatively lower cost.
Given timber absorbs carbon dioxide and produces oxygen into the environment, plant-based materials play an important role in our global eco-system. When you purchase timber for your next project, or request your building and construction company use timber products, you will play your role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, the timber is an eco-friendly alternative that provides many health and wellbeing benefits for residents and occupants, and the neighbouring community.
To help contribute your part in limiting greenhouse gas emissions, speak to a friendly team member at Australian Treated Pine to learn more about our product range and product applications.
We can guide you through how best to use our products so that you can construct a property, enhance your backyard or renovate a home with quality timber products. Call us on 03 9305 2000.
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