Environmental Considerations

Environmental Considerations

It is important to consider the environmental costs of building

Eco Frame Systems believe that every aspect of a building project should have a negligible - or, ideally, positive effect - on the environment without sacrificing quality, durability and end-satisfaction. 

These benefits should last throughout the building's long life.  They include:

  • Wood is effectively a carbon-neutral material
  • Timber frame has the lowest CO2 cost of any commercial building material
  • Concrete and steel use up to 6 times more energy to produce than timber
  • Every timber frame home saves about 4 tonnes of CO2
  • 77% of energy used in producing wood comes from wood residues and recovered wood
  • The timber's thermal efficiency can also cut energy costs
  • Waste and 'end of life' wood can be easily recycled.