28 February 2018

When you begin construction on a project in or around your house, you have to go through your list of materials to work with. Many people end up settling on timber for any number of different projects. From traditional staircases to beautiful handrails, and everything in between, timber can be the right material for the job. With that being said, we at Planet Stairs strongly believe in the viability of sustainable timber. When shopping for timber most people won’t really go out of their way to seek sustainable sources. At Planet Stairs we like to educate our audience while helping our clients, so today we are going to talk about how important it is to obtain timber from sustainable sources for your next project.

Getting Timber from Sustainable Sources

When talking about timber as a sustainable source we can quickly end up in a confusing conversation if we don’t clarify a few key things. Despite what you may have heard, not all timber is considered sustainable. Timber is only considered ‘sustainable’ when it is procured from a forest that is both well managed and constantly curated by a professional staff. When timber is brought in from a source that is NOT well managed, well, there are a lot of things going wrong. Let’s look at a few important reasons why you need to get timber from a sustainable source and then you’ll be better equipped when you begin your next project.

  1. Environmentally Friendly – When you decide to shop from a sustainable source for your timber, you are supporting people that are making a direct decision to help the environment. Your support will keep their sustainable forest in operation which will, in turn, impact countless people around the country.
  2. Supporting Change – When sustainable timber is financially viable, more people will turn to it as a way of business. By supporting sustainable timber, we are establishing a clear stance that says, “We believe in being environmentally friendly.” This stance is heard around the country as well as the rest of the world.

While it is important to pursue sustainable timber for the sake of the environment, there are also personal reasons to consider purchasing sustainable timber for your next staircase or handrail. Here are a few benefits of sustainable timber as a building material.

  1. Durable
  2. Flexible
  3. Aesthetically Pleasing

When you decide to begin working on your next project, reach out to us here at Planet Stairs for a consultation and a free estimate. We’ll help set you and your project up for success.

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