International Timber - A round up of 2019
International Timber – A round up of 2019 | International Timber
Yet again, 2019 has proved an incredibly busy year at International Timber. Our growth in client demand has led us to improve our efficiency drastically and more importantly, given the attention being paid to climate change this past year, we ourselves have come up with ways to be more environmentally friendly. Take a look at what we have been up to!
In February, we introduced a new panel warehouse to our Parkend branch which has significantly improved efficiency by providing more space for our products, helping to meet customer demand. It will also provide customers the chance to mix and match a variety of different panels and get them all delivered on one lorry, which is a huge benefit and a proposition that you won’t find with many timber distributors.
The unprecedented attention given to the climate emergency over 2019 has not gone amiss at International Timber either. In July, we took our own initiative to move away from diesel powered equipment and invested in 21 side loaders. Our parent company, Saint Gobain, has transitioned away from these vehicles to either electrical batteries or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to help contribute to the protection of the environment. Our investment in these side loaders – now situated across three sites at Trafford Park, Parkend and Grangemouth – has enabled our teams to be more efficient, more streamlined, and sustainability-focused.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that we also received a gold for Environmental Excellence the following month! In August, we received this accolade and were celebrated for our great environmental practices following a full assessment of our Grangemouth site. This was awarded by government funded organisation ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ who visit institutions across the region to see how they are contributing to the environment. We are very proud to say that we scored 80% and were able to receive this first-class award.
And whilst all of this was happening, we still found the time to work on some incredible projects. Recently we worked with Grassy Meadows Dementia Care Home to create bespoke handrails – the reasoning for which is wonderful. The different profiles of handrails have helped residents distinguish which floor they are on, aiding those suffering with dementia in day-to-day tasks and safely getting from A to B. It’s truly humbling to think of the outstanding causes timber can positively benefit.
Furthermore, we supplied JP Corry with Siberian Larch to create eight fabulous new glamping pods at the Lorne Estate. The quirky wooden cabins have turned out to be a delightful alternative to traditional camping and can sleep up to six people as well including a shower facility. We also provided American White Oak for SJS to create new sleeping pods for their CoDE hostel project. We helped them to manufacture sleeping pods for their signature spaces to create a contemporary sleeping space.
And that’s it!
Given the success of 2019, we have no doubt that 2020 will be the same!
If you’d like to speak to a timber consultant about our product range or want a bit more information on what we can offer you, get in touch and we’ll be able to help you out!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and here’s to a prosperous new year!