Australia now has a highly regulated and controlled timber industry to ensure that all timbers are sourced from plantations and re-growth forests.
Sustainable Forest Management (SMS), which is when the rate of planting exceeds the rate of harvesting, will preserve Australia’s hardwood supplies into the future, and you can be assured that our precious natural resources will not be depleted. SMS allows the environmental and economic value of the forests to be sustained indefinitely.
As well as giving desirable environmental outcome, SMS is good for MRH as it allows a continuing forest resource that the company needs for the sought-after products it produces.
Timber as a sustainable building product
Timber is a product that combines inspiration, beauty, performance and environmental advantage.
Timber, as a building material, is good choice as it is a natural and renewable resource. Not only does timber store carbon through its life cycle but it is recyclable. The production and processing of timber products uses less energy than most other building materials, in turn resulting in fewer emissions into the atmosphere.
Wood offers the builder or designer several environmental advantages over common, alternative building materials. Namely:
- Wood is a renewable resource;
- Wood products store carbon dioxide;
- Comparatively, the manufacture of most wood products requires smaller amounts of energy; and
- Residues generated through the processing of wood can be reused in a variety of positive ways.
In a world increasingly concerned with reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, wood is a building material that can deliver the designer both environmental and performance benefits.
MRH is committed to our forests, our community and our future.
MRH understands that in an ever changing world that it is important to develop and evolve into a business that accepts that its environmental footprint should be kept to a minimum on our landscape. We are committed to sustainable forestry management and have had a long heritage of not only living and working in the forests of the NSW North Coast but also a practical understanding and love of the bush that inspires a desire to use its resources wisely.
MRH source a proportion of timber from private native forest with the balance procured from State Forestry which is certified under the Australian Forestry Standards Chain of Custody (AS4707 – 2006).
MRH insist that all timber produced from these forests is done so under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management, a system developed to sustain the full range of commercial and conservation values of the natural forest diversity within ecological limits, for current and future generations.