At the end of last year the UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Timber and forests played in important part in the summit’s discussions, with deforestation playing a significant part in mitigation plans against global warming. Timber offers a natural sink for CO2 emissions whilst also emitting O2 to the atmosphere. This means sustainable practice is of inherent importance globally. FSC and PEFC are commissions already in place, managing the chain of custody of timber products around the EU. However, as an industry this does not mean innovation and exploration for change should be disregarded.
Landguard Point Ltd, a leading UK Timber importing company are introducing bamboo products as an alternative to traditional timbers imported to the UK. They have partnered with Rebo Bamboo, a company based in China who through their innovation, have developed methods allowing Bamboo to become a genuine alternative to many timber products.
Through carbonization procedures, which involves heating up the natural product. This boosts its natural elements such as hardness and durability, anti-flammable properties and corrosive resistance. Not only do these important and desirable benefits emerge from the process, but also the production of attractive products. Meaning it can play an important role in both commercial and domestic design in many ways.
By using bamboo, we too can help in the fight against climate change. As well as absorbing and storing carbon, bamboo products can “avoid” the carbon produced by more emissions-intensive materials. Research conducted on European industrial bamboo products has shown that they have a low or even negative eco-cost, over the course of their lifecycle, outperforming even hardwoods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Landguard Point hope to continue their pioneering of bamboo within the UK landscaping and fencing markets. Initially introducing decking and cladding but increasing their range to picketing and beams. This will allow a more comprehensive usage for the product appealing to fencers, landscapers and merchants nationwide. Sample packs are available for postage nationwide.
For more information, visit www.landguardpoint.com