Roofspace Solutions, an award-winning provider of modern methods of construction, has kicked off the year with a goal to plant more than 2,000 trees in the next 12 months. The pledge has been made in partnership with MoreTrees and will commit Roofspace to plant one mangrove tree for each pair of its i-RoofÔ components installed, with the 2,000-tree target equating to an estimated 600 tonnes of CO2 removed from the atmosphere.
i-Roof is Roofspace Solutions’ fully designed, manufactured and installed panelised roofing solution suitable for any size of house builders. With the complex build of the roof happening off-site, the structure is installed and delivered in just one day, saving up to five weeks’ build time for a pair of roofs.
Paul Terry, Managing Director of Roofspace Solutions, said: “There is an ever growing need to protect the environment before it’s too late. Our actions speak louder than words, so I believe this initiative shows that we’ve tied our success as an organisation to our commitment to sustainability, as they both go hand in hand. In addition to planting new trees for every pair our roofs we install, we’ll also continue to find new ways to champion the environment, along with our commitment to reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill and minimising the energy used per unit.”
Niki Tibble, co-founder at MoreTrees, said: “Now is the time to take action to tackle climate change. Roofspace Solutions will be supporting our tree planting partners’ projects across the world and making a difference to the future of our planet. Traditionally, construction and housebuilding have had a negative impact on the environment, so it’s fantastic to see that new, sustainable methods are available.”
Roofspace Solutions is part of Saint-Gobain’s Off-Site Solutions division, created to improve the quality and speed of construction using offsite methods. Together, the group is working towards a target of zero emissions by 2050, with a roadmap highlighting the concrete steps being taken over the next 10 years to improve sustainability in every aspect of its operations.