Environmental Policy

Carbon Emissions

Carbon Emissions

Buildings now produce half of the UK` total carbon emissions! This is almost twice the carbon emissions produced by cars and aeroplanes combined! As a specialist timber garden building manufacturer it would be irresponsible for us to ignore these facts.

We have invested a considerable amount of time and resources to produce the most energy efficient highly insulated environmentally friendly garden buildings available in the UK today.

Each Oeco garden room, office, studio, lodge and building is manufactured and insulated to exceed the required U-values for thermal efficiency. For example: For a new building to comply with the latest building regulations the U-values should not exceed: Walls - 0.35 W\m2K. Floor - 0.25 W\m2K. Roof - 0.25 W\m2K

Having been calculated in accordance with BS EN ISO 6946, all our garden buildings comply with the current regulations with regard to thermal efficiency.

Following an independent assessment by an accredited energy assessor our garden rooms, offices, studios, lodges and buildings have achieved a very high rating for both environmental impact and energy efficiency.

In addition Oeco is committed to using FSC certified timber in the manufacture of all its timber garden building. FSC authorised products are obtained from responsibly managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council.

Using FSC certified forest products supports environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economic viable management of the world's forests. This enables consumers to choose forest products with the confidence that they are not contributing to the destruction of the world's forests.

At Oeco we use policies and procedures to ensure the conservation of natural resources while minimising any adverse environmental impact caused by the day to day running of its business. We regularly review our environmental policies and procedures to improve our performance and quality.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international network to promote responsible management of the world's forests.

FSC brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management.

FSC is a stakeholder owned system for promoting responsible management of the world's forests.

Through consultative processes, it sets international standards for responsible forest management.

It accredits independent third party organizations who can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards.

Its trademark provides international recognition to organizations that support the growth of responsible forest management.

Its product label allows consumers worldwide to recognize products that support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.

FSC undertakes marketing programs and information services that contribute to the mission of promoting responsible forestry worldwide.

Over the past 10 years, over 73 million hectares in more than 72 countries have been certified according to FSC standards while several thousand products are produced using FSC certified wood and carrying the FSC trademark. FSC operates through its network of National Initiatives in more than 34 countries.

For Additional Information Please Visit The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

If you have any specific questions or queries regarding our environmental policy, please do not hesitate to Contact Us


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We are very pleased with the completed garden room. It is a lovely design and very well built, using high quality materials. John and Wayne were fantastic, working 12 hour days, hardly ever stopping. They completed the structure well within time. Best wishes for the future!

Mr Lockyer
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