Environmental Commitment

Australian Solar Timbers has a rich history of developing leading environmental practices in Australia, a vision that has enabled our family to work from the same forests for four generations, spanning over 100 years. Sustainably harvested timber is universally regarded as one of, if not the most, environmentally sound building materials available today. Timber literally grows on trees, is renewable, and stores carbon for life in the materials produced from wood fibre.

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Carbon Neutral Products

Timber products have extremely low amounts of embodied energy in their production; this means that the amount of energy required to craft finished products (and the associated greenhouse emissions) are significantly less than alternative materials such as concrete, steel, or plastics. So much so, AST’s range of solid timber products has a better than carbon neutral footprint, meaning our floors take more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than they create in production.


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The Timber Chain of Custody

In 2007, AST became the first mainland hardwood flooring manufacture to be accredited under the Australian Forestry Standard, Chain of Custody Certification Scheme. The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) is a world class forestry standard, endorsed by the world’s largest assessor of sustainable forest management, the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The Chain of Custody Standard provides consumers with assurance that the forest and wood products they purchase are sourced from legally and sustainably managed forests which are managed to the highest possible social, economic, and environmental standards. To date, Australian Solar Timbers is the largest user of solar kiln technology in the Southern Hemisphere for our solid timber product range, a process that further reduces our carbon footprint by supporting renewable alternative energy while also producing a slower, gentler drying process for board stability. At our core, Australian Solar Timbers believes that high-quality timber products and environmental responsibility go hand-in-hand.


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