Our Shutters are Forest Friendly - Why?
In line with the B&Q timber policy and buying standards, The California Company is proud to offer FSC certified poplar wood shutters at no extra cost.
While many companies talk of ‘ethically sourced wood’ or ‘sustainable shutters’ there is one true mark that reflects our commitment to the environment – the official stamp of the FSC®
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) is the world’s leading international body, responsible for checking that wood has been sourced from well managed forests which do not impact on the environment.
Our supplier has held their FSC certification since 2008, ensuring that the timber used for their FSC products has been verified as meeting FSC’s strict rules. You can read more about our FSC shutters from the FSC web site.
Shutters are Eco Friendly - Why ?
Wooden Shutters can help reduce your heating bills. Studies and reports have shown that they can improve insulation in the home. This is one of the factors which can help reduce household bills, especially important at a time when fuel costs are rising so rapidly.
In 2010 Edinburgh World Heritage undertook a thermal imagery test which concluded that if wooden shutters are closed at dusk, heat leakage through large Victorian and Georgian windows was effectively stopped.
The image opposite shows hot areas in red where the shutters are open and heat is escaping. Upstairs the shutters are closed and the windows are shown in the same blue as are the other colder external surfaces.
The BBC News also covered the story, and reported that wooden shutters when closed ‘act like double glazing’.
More good environmental news!
When we ship our shutters to you, our packaging materials are made from recyclable cardboard. International legislation is moving towards getting more businesses and members of the public to help reduce waste by recycling and we are pleased that our packaging is 75 % recyclable. Let’s all do our bit for the environment!