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    Sustainable carpentry


    How can I tell whether the hardwood used by a carpenter will be sustainable? Is there any way I can find this out in advance? 

    Asked by Catherine on 6th Jul 2021
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    Perfect Construction

    "Not all hardwood is actually hardwood and not all softwood is actually softwood. In your case take some pictures and have the wood identified then go from there."

    Answered on 12th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

    "This can be accessed by where your Carpenter buys the item!
    Just explain beforehand, make this a Priority before start!
    Make the Carpenter/Builder know your ‘Sustainable Preferences!!!"

    Answered on 2nd Aug 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Peter Joinery

    "just make sure you request this. Using hardwood would probably guarantee it as long as its not constantly wet . if so make sure its treated"

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "Depending on the project, hardwood is always best for any project to do with wood, as this is more sustainable for long compared to soft wood."

    Answered on 28th Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

    "The hardwood used by a carpenter is sustainable cose :
    - hardwood is belong to OAK tree familly and in our human history was basic construction
    materials like roks and metals
    -hardwood get a hight density than pine ,crismas tree so hard protection against to the wether and strong resistebce for cutting, chipping, scraching - hight mecanic resistence
    - if is waterproof treated properly we can using for outdoor like parts of construction ...."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2017 - report
    Lakes Bespoke Joinery

    "All timber is technically sustainable and rated the most sustainable building material as it is grown and a natural product."

    Answered on 26th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Balance Construsction ltd

    "Any good merchants will be able to give you the answer on were the timber has come from and what the timber yard does to be sustainable"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "Hi Yes, there are many types of hardwood and each type has its own unique qualities. You would need to get advice from a carpenter/joiner.
    Norman Styles"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report

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