New bridge battles flooding | Timber Supplies

It really is extraordinary just how many structures and applications can be created from your timber supplies. One article in the press earlier this month, certainly reinforces timbers position in the world of design and construction.

Late last month the residents of Selkirk, South Scotland were introduced to a new 90 meter long timber footbridge which stretches the entire width of the Ettrick Water. Hailed as a milestone in modern bridge construction, the new timber bridge, replaces the concrete and steel structure which once helped residents across the river. Constructed as part of the ‘Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme’, the bridge will stay open during major floods, and is hoped to save approximately 600 properties in the area from succumbing to the floods.

The timber supplies used for the bridge were sourced from a site in South Africa, which was approved by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Although some of the local council in Selkirk, believe local timber should have been used for the project, it is important to remember that the timber used on this project was farmed responsibly, from well managed forests. This ensures that generations to come will still have access to this unique and natural building material.

Like the team behind the new Selkirk footbridge, we here at Mike England understand the importance of timber in the building and construction industry. This is why we work tirelessly to deliver our customers the very best timber supplies available. Whether you need treated, or tailor cut wood, amongst other timber supplies, our expertise in the industry ensures that we can deliver the right timber for the job, every time!

What is more, we remain devoted to protecting natural resources. Mike England Timber, are approved members of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) & Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™), and we only source our timber supplies from sustainable well managed forests in Sweden, Finland and Russia.  By doing our part we are helping to ensure that timber supplies remain protected for generations to come.

Whatever your trade, and whatever you need those timber supplies for, make sure that you come and speak to us.

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