Certificates and sustainability
Traditional Products Ltd supply and manufacture staircase components in the UK using traceable materials that are sourced from suppliers which match our commitment to the environment. Most of the timber we use is sourced from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council ® or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
Our sustainability ethics mean that we do not use timbers listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species; if these are requested, we will always suggest alternatives.
Wood is a great renewable resource and, if managed sensitively, the extraction of timber is not detrimental to the global environment. Our natural solid timber is organic, non-toxic, recyclable and biodegradable. The manufacture of stair components from wood requires less energy than those made from steel or aluminium, meaning less carbon dioxide in the environment.
Minimising our Ecological Impact
Traditional Products Ltd strives to minimise our ecological impact without compromising our high-quality standards.
We are dedicated to minimising our pollution; we have a filtration system on our plant, a green space area on site and are sensitive to the surrounding environment in our rural area. We recycle most of our waste, sending wood shavings to pet bedding suppliers and heating our own factory using our on-site biomass boiler. This helps minimise our energy consumption. A new insulated roof and solar panel project is also planned for increased energy savings.
We are continually developing our packaging and warehousing procedures and products to increase use of recycled and recyclable material; all our cardboard packaging and boxes are now FSC® certified. By taking these measure we have been able to dramatically reduce waste on site.