Wood and interior

Wooden houses set the standard for heat insulation, as timber’s cellular structure gives it natural thermal insulation qualities that are superior to any other building material, keeping out the cold in winter and the heat in summer.

Wooden houses built to standard construction methods easily meet thermal insulation regulations. However, with additional insulation, it is very possible and practical to build ultra-low, or even zero energy houses using timber. Smaller capacity heating systems mean significantly reduced running costs.


Wood panelling, whether contemporary or traditional, painted, stained or natural, adds character to a room, while covering defects, improving insulation, balancing humidity, and providing a robust and maintenance-free surface.


Wood panelling is particularly popular for ceilings, covering irregularities, minimizing maintenance, and simplifying the fitting of lighting and ventilation systems. 


Wooden floors are beautiful, practical, healthy, durable and excellent value. They are hard wearing, yet warm to the touch, with enough “give” to be comfortable. They protect against static electricity, offer no hiding place for dust mites and will provide natural humidity control.


Wooden furniture combines timeless beauty with robust practicality, whether a modern style statement, or a rustic classic, whether hand-crafted objects made from exotic hardwoods, or mass-produced pieces made from plantation softwoods, which are increasingly being engineered to provide ultra-high performance elements for the manufacturing industry.

Wood in the garden

It is inexpensive, simple to transport and handle and it blends into the natural surroundings of the landscape and garden. The possibilities are endless, from fencing to decking, pergolas to pagodas, planters to glasshouses.

Wood and chemicals

The processing and finishing technologies for wood often require the use of chemicals in the form of adhesives, paints and coatings, as well as products to improve wood’s biological durability and moisture resistance.

The application of wood preservatives happens under very strict control in closed systems and conforms to the relevant European and national regulations. Pressure-treated timber for construction, agriculture, landscaping, garden products, marine, railway and many other applications enjoys an extended service life and provides a good, environmentally conscious alternative to non-renewable materials.