A range of softwood timber windows and flat entrance doorsets from manufacturer, Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) is now FSC accredited.
All stakeholders in the supply chain, from sawmills to importers, builders merchants to contractors, must have a FSC Chain of Custody certificate to prove that the timber is truly FSC certified.
“The result is a positive outcome not only for PDS but for the Builders Merchant industry as a whole,” said PDS managing director Tim Fairley.
“FSC is now widespread amongst Builders Merchants, but relatively unheard of by contractors, meaning there is no guarantee that the final product is fully FSC accredited. Not everybody is aware of suppliers that can manufacture FSC accredited products. Those of us further up the supply chain have a responsibility to firstly join FSC and then introduce and educate those within the construction industry about FSC.”
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent non profit, non – governmental organisation whose mission is to promote the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. FSC timber is tracked from the forest to the building site through the Chain of Custody certification (COC).
Since receiving the accreditation every softwood window manufactured by PDS is FSC certified, which accounts for 90% of window production and their range of FSC certified flat entrance doorsets now represent 20% of all timber doorsets manufactured by the company.