B&K Structures are committed to developing sustainable practices that help ensure the wise use of resources in which economic, social and environmental factors are integrated. At the same time, we maintain the highest level of quality, service and value for money in our industry.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we only procure timber from well managed and legally compliant sources. To assure responsible source verification of timber products, the company has gained FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification (FSC License code FSC-C005169 & PEFC License No PEFC/16-37-640). This ensures that cultivated timber is replanted, the local ecology has been protected and that forest workers are treated fairly whilst at the same time achieving the maximum score in our client’s BREEAM assessment.
We believe that our Chain of Custody assurance will differentiate our timber products and services.
Wood has the unique ability to decrease the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and store it as carbon. Although the weight of timber can vary by species per cubic meter, carbon makes up approximately 50% of the weight. The tree becomes a carbon sink, the product of which is subsequently stored in the building as part of the structure.
Solid wood products such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam are far less energy-intensive to produce and apply than alternative construction materials. Structural timber elements are extremely carbon efficient to harvest and transport, as well as producing very little waste during production. Offsite manufacturing has the added benefit of fewer deliveries, further cutting emissions.