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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

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Sustainable Wood Flooring is the only choice.

Posted in Environment By Solidwood Company

Sustainability in building design and construction is becoming a substantial consideration for all trades involved. If construction continues without thought towards depleting resources and harmful consequences, it will compromise future generations in fulfilling their own needs.

When you consider that 45% of all UK carbon emissions come from the built environment and 32% of all landfill is generated from construction projects, it is imperative to ensure we can help lessen the impact of construction.

The consumption of resources is a significant drain on our environment caused by construction, so it is important for architects, developers and designers to lessen the impact of their projects by carefully considering the selection of materials used on their projects.

When it comes to flooring options, we know that wood is simply the best option for any development, and we can ensure our flooring is fully certified as being sourced from well managed and legally sustainable forests.

Wood is the only renewable choice of building material for flooring. Plastics are derived from fossil fuels, concrete and other forms of flooring can damage our environment through the energy it takes for their production.

Wood is a renewable, natural resource that naturally grows in abundance. The production of wood flooring also uses less energy in its processing methods than any other construction material.

For example, it takes 5 times more energy to produce 1 ton of cement, 24 times more energy for 1 ton of steel, and 126 times for 1 ton of aluminium.

Young trees also absorb more carbon dioxide than mature ones, so it makes sense to harvest older trees and plant two new ones for every one tree felled.

The Solid Wood Flooring Company have long been committed to only using sustainable timber for our wood flooring as we are very conscious of the environment. 

As a company, we are proud to be fully FSC and PEFC certified and are keen supporters of the WWF’s Save the Forests campaign. We are also committed members of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and implement their Environmental Code of Practice and responsible purchasing policy (RPP). The RPP is a key issue in the timber industry today as it will ensure that all forests will eventually become totally sustainable, and over time the rain forest will get replanted.

Here at the Solid Wood Flooring Company, we only supply Oak, Bamboo, Walnut and Canadian Maple timber flooring from sustainable sources and make sure not to use endangered or exotic wood species. We only manufacture our own wooden flooring and can therefore control the sources of our raw material, unlike many our competitors who buy from traders. 

We find that our clients – from the architects of large residential developments to interior designers of the latest restaurants – are all concerned with sustainability, wanting to ensure the building materials they use have less impact on our planet.

To find out more about our sustainability policy or any of our sustainable wood flooring ranges, please call our team of friendly experts on 01666 504015 or email info@thesolidwoodflooringcompany.com

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