Environmentally-friendly building materials

While consumers are increasingly expecting sustainable development principles as standard in their new homes – from waterwise gardens to passive solar orientation – few people consider the environmental impact of the materials that are used during the construction process.

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Date: Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

While consumers are increasingly expecting sustainable development principles as standard in their new homes – from waterwise gardens to passive solar orientation – few people consider the environmental impact of the materials that are used during the construction process.

At Wesbeam we believe that is set to change as consumers become more sophisticated in their appreciation of sustainable development.

“People are already quite knowledgeable about some of the things builders can do to create sustainable homes,” says Denis Cullity, Wesbeam’s Marketing Director.

“The next logical step is for consumers to look at the materials that are used during the construction process, to ensure that their home is as environmentally friendly as possible.”

“Ensuring that their new home is constructed using Wesbeam LVL is one way that consumers can minimise the environmental impact of their new home. An engineered wood product, Wesbeam LVL is manufactured from plantation pine and is a cost-effective, high performance replacement for traditional hardwood timber or steel.”

“Not only is it manufactured from a renewable resource, but the actual act of harvesting that resource is creating positive environmental outcomes, from the restoration of native vegetation, to reducing pressure on one of Perth’s main water sources.  The product is also easy to work with, being lighter than hardwood timber or steel, and this in turn can help to speed up the building process. 

Good environmental outcomes are usually achieved by innovation and smart thinking – finding new ways of doing things that either do no harm or actively benefit the environment.  Translating that smart thinking into practical solutions is something that we like to think we do well at Wesbeam.”

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