Sustainability and the Environment
Valley Windows purchases predominantly GoodWood Victorian Ash Hardwood (Standard Grade) from ITC Timber when Hardwood is specified for windows and doors.
ITC Timber harvests its Victorian Ash from the temperate forests of Central Victoria.
ITC Timber's management and employees are firmly committed to the sustainable use of Victoria's native forests for multiple purposes and have achieved Chain of Custody under the Australian Forestry Standard for all their operations. The Company implements the Environmental Management System ISO 14001. Victoria's native forests are managed under strict codes of forest practices and guidelines set down by the State Government of Victoria.
Victorian Ash is a beautiful and naturally renewable resource. Its use for timber products and value added process is energy efficient and greenhouse positive.
Colour and Stability
The naturally light colour of Victorian Ash responds beautifully to stains and lacquers allowing versatility in colour and design. It also blends attractively with other timbers and furnishings.
Unlike other hardwoods, Victorian Ash is quarter sawn thereby minimising the effect of fluctuations in atmospheric conditions. This method of sawing enhances its natural stability ensuring trouble free Performance in a wide range of applications including windows and doors.
For more information on GoodWood Victorian Ash Hardwood manufactured by ITC Timber please visit their web site shown below under Resources.
Valley Windows also purchase Tasmanian Oak (Standard Grade) hardwood from Gunns Timber who are the first company in Australia to achieve forest Certification.
Tasmanian Oak is also a beautiful and naturally renewable resource. It is used for timber products and value added process is energy efficient and greenhouse positive.
For more information on Gunns Timber please visit their site at www.gunns.com.au