Sustainable Timber Cladding: PEFC & FSC Certifications
Published 6 Jan 2015 in News
Timber cladding is a stylish and durable option for those looking to add aesthetic appeal to building exteriors. However, where do you look if you want sustainable alternatives to traditional building materials?
As Australians become more environmentally conscious, the demand for “green” substitutes has skyrocketed in the past decade. It sits alongside quality and price as a major factor in their decision-making.
One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use certified products and by swapping timber cladding and timber wall panelling for alternatives.
PEFC & FSC Certifications
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) provide certification services for companies that produce and procure timber and timber-based products in order to encourage sustainable forest management.
To obtain certification is a lengthy process. But for you, as the customer, it provides the peace of mind that the product you are buying is sourced in a sustainable way. Certified FSC- and PEFC products are clearly labelled and you can tell them immediately from non-certified materials.
If you still want to choose timber cladding or wall panelling, our Western Red Cedar is PEFC-certified, meaning that all the timber is sourced with ecological, social and ethical standards front of mind. Cedar cladding provides a natural warmth and beauty able to grace any property.
Get your sustainable timber cladding with us
As Australia’s leading supplier of sustainable timber cladding solutions, we can help you beautify your home or business while also keeping the wider environment in mind.
For more information on your cladding options from Urbanline, contact us and speak to one of our building professionals.