While the world went into lockdown, nature was given a chance to repair itself. Fish were seen swimming in the Venice canals, air pollution levels plummeted and there were even goats roaming the streets of Llandudno in Wales!
In just a few weeks, our lives were completely altered, and we could really see the impact that we have on the world around us. Those looking to preserve a more sustainable way of life after lockdown have been finding that LIGNIA fits in with their new ethos.
Our team have been inundated with requests from all over the world, as boat builders, carpenters, architects, and more search for a highly sustainable alternative to traditional hardwoods for use in their projects.
How is LIGNIA Responsible?
All of our LIGNIA products are made using radiata pine which is grown on FSC® certified plantations.
They’re harvested at just 22 years – a stark comparison to trees cut down in tropical rainforests, which tend to be 50+ years of age and sometimes can be nearer 100 years old. For each tree that we use, more are replanted too which gives us a constant supply of quality timber.
Our modification process gives the wood a longer service life so the carbon that is stored within the tree naturally is locked in for a longer period of time. And throughout the process, we make sure our wood performs just as well, if not better, than the hardwoods we’re trying to preserve.
LIGNIA Never Stops
Here at our manufacturing plant in Barry, South Wales, our team have been continually producing more modified wood to keep up demand for our customers worldwide. We’ve also been busy testing new ideas to make sure our products perform at their very best, which is something our R&D team work on continuously.
As life had to slow down for many people and companies around the world, we were consistently providing high-quality, sustainable timber to our customers. We even got a Special Mention in the prestigious Architizer A+Awards recently, which you can read more about here.
If you’re looking to embrace a more sustainable way of life now that lockdown is over, take a look at our products which can be used for decking, cladding, joinery, yacht interiors and more.