Environmental & Sustainability Policy
We are committed to maintaining as small a carbon footprint as possible.
Our construction timber is sourced from sustainably managed and certified woodlands, through reputable suppliers. This responsible use of green oak ensures the continued management and survival of oak and mixed broadleaved woodlands, together with their associated habitats and wildlife. Where possible, we use high quality reclaimed materials for our carvings and sculptures.
Fossil fuel consumption is kept to a minimum. Whilst maintaining an economic and reliable timber supply, preference is given to local material and haulage suppliers where practical.
The Sessile Oak workshop and office further reflect our commitment to minimizing our environmental impact:
♦ our workshop is lit and heated during the day by a full width passive solar gain screen,
♦ electricity is supplemented by our own 2.5 kW photovoltaic solar array which feeds any surplus generated back into the grid,
♦ our office area is fitted with low energy LED lighting throughout,
♦ waste sawdust is recycled to make briquettes for heating,
♦ high quality wood chips are collected for food smoking,
♦ future projects will include the installation of a wood burning stove with a convection heat exchanging flue making use of off-cuts from the workshop.