Can treated timber be eco-friendly? Print

Timber is a beautiful, natural product. It is therefore somewhat of an irony that most commonly used preservatives and finishes still involve the use of highly toxic, even carcinogenic substances. Some preservative treatments being used in this country are even banned in first world countries.

So as to better protect our environment and the quality of indoor air we prefer to use boron treated timber which is a non-toxic method.

For more information on timber please see our manual: “A Guide to Sustainable Timber Use in South Africa”, which is available on our website. Please click here