LOCI recognise that although wood and wood-related products are comprised of a naturally renewable material, unsustainable and irresponsible harvesting of forests can have severe adverse effects on the environment, local communities, indigenous people of the forest as well as the global economy.
We are passionate about the ethical sourcing of our materials. Using legal, sustainable and responsibly harvested timber over other materials reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and their consequent carbon emissions.
Timber is a natural carbon storing material. It can be used to increase a products ‘life cycle assessment’, has minimal embodied energy (the finished product actually stores carbon) and the ability to change.
Timber is recyclable, biodegradable, insulating and hypoallergenic.
It is the only truly sustainable building material we have.