FSC Certified Engineered Wood Flooring

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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.

FSC Certified Engineered Wood Flooring - Sustainable Wood Floors

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council® which is international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry.  When you buy FSC Certified wood floors you can be sure you are buying ethically sourced wood and thusly helping the environment.

All our engineered wood flooring products are responsibly sourced.




We are fully committed to supplying only responsibly sourced timber flooring. 
We are audited each year by the Timber Trade Federation on their Responsible Purchasing Policy and also by the FSC and PEFC auditors. You can see our percentage of FSC and PEFC certified material since 2013 and the very small percentage of material that was not FSC or PEFC certified still had the relevant EUTR certificate so we can guarantee that all our wood flooring comes from sustainable sources.
FSC supplies of Oak for 2013 were 90%, the balance was Canadian Maple sourced from The North west of Canada and for our American Walnut we had an EUTR report compiled by Bureau Veritas Certification, you can see a copy here.
In 2014 95% of all our wood flooring supplied was FSC as we only recently starting sourcing Oak form Central Europe where it will be PEFC certified. The balance of 5% has a EUTR certificate from the supplier. 

You can see frequently asked questions on FSC timber here

 Wood Flooring costs less.  Wooden & Bamboo Flooring are the most environmentally friendly  products in the construction industry.  The Timber Trade Federation issued a very interesting  document on the use of timber in construction.  Some of the contents have been reproduced here,  see our environmental policy.


Other useful sustainability links:

The Solid Wood Flooring Company's FSC Certificate    

FSC Web Site (scroll to near the bottom to see us)

Responsible Purchasing PDF

TTF Responsible Purchasing Policy PDF

The Latest News on the UTR Framework

The European Commission published an updated guidance document on the EUTR.

The Commission have also launched a new EC Website on the EUTR.


Oak tree with CO2 Emissions FSC 


For every tonne of CO2 a tree absorbs from the atmosphere nearly ¾ of a tonne of oxygen is produced.

Our forests are natural highly efficient carbon sinks.  Trees absorb CO2 through photosynthesis and release oxygen.

Managed forests are the most efficient carbon sinks and producers of oxygen.  The ongoing process of harvesting and replanting ensures there is always a healthy share of the forest made up of younger trees in vigorous growth.  These absorb more CO2 than mature trees (which left as they are in an unmanaged forest) eventually die and rot releasing carbon back into the atmosphere.

The CO2 absorbed by the tree during its life is stored within the wood.  The longer the life of that product the longer the CO2 is sequestered from the atmosphere.  Repair, recycling and conversion to other types of wood based products can greatly extend the length of time carbon is stored.

The remainder of timber that is not certified, the vast majority is well managed with due consideration to environmental and social issues.  Certification and sustainable forest stewardship is growing incrementally around the globe: between 2005 and 2009 certification of all timber supplied in the UK grew by nearly 30%.  The UK and Europe is most advanced in this process and over 98% of softwood used in Britain comes from here: its sustainability is evidenced by the growth of forest which is the equivalent to the area of Cyprus every year.

The industry which processes the harvested trees and ultimately manufactures wood products is extremely efficient. The International  sawn timber producers operate at, or very close to (average 97%), zero wastage of the wood extracted from the forest. Any material which cannot be used as solid wood is converted into wood chips for use in paper, particleboard, landscaping products or biomass fuel, which is often used by sawmills as an energy source.

Using wood instead of other building materials saves an average of 0.9 tonnes of CO2 per cubic metre.

If you use bricks and UVPC you can see the impact on our environment here


Change the materials you use not the climate!