In 2005 WWF published the report 'Window of Opportunity', outlining the environmental and economic benefits of specifying timber window frames to help drive a better future for global forests, and could make the difference between losing them, or keeping them standing and benefitting both people and nature.
More than a decade on, concerns about chemicals in our environment and the rising tide of plastic waste continue. So what does more recent research tell us about the use of wood for windows, does it still rank as the better choice?
In A Clear Choice: A briefing on the environmental performance of PVCu vs. wood windows, the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) (Arden windows is a founder member of the WWA) has reviewed new evidence to see what’s changed. It concludes that engineered wood products use wood very efficiently and can be manufactured from fast-growing, underused and less expensive trees species.