Welcome to the EcoChoice website!
What We Do
We are specialist suppliers of FSC® certified sustainable timber products for the construction industry.
Our timber products range from external cladding to a wide range of decking, and include options such as OrganoWood, Thermomodified Timber, Glulam and Greenheart timber, as well as products made of recycled plastic and WPC (wood and plastics composites).
Our most popular species include Oak and Ekki, but we source a wide range of timber species for a vast array of construction projects, including bridges, piers, sea defences, street furniture and more.
We are passionate about supplying our clients with independently certified timber products while encouraging responsible and sustainable practices at source level.
If you are looking for a building material that is truly renewable, strong yet light, natural and recyclable but that will last you for many years, then we at EcoChoice will be pleased to help you.
We pride ourselves on the quick service we provide to deliver sawn or machined timber components from the largest stocks of FSC® certified species available on the market – while worldwide FSC® certified timber producers also count on us as a partner to promote the sheer variety and complexity of their operation to the UK market.
You will find our timbers in a range of projects - from Ekki in heavy harbour fenders to delicate British Cedar cladding - with end clients satisfied by using a product with an unmatched combination of physical, environmental and aesthetical performance.
For free advice (and samples) on how to incorporate certified durable hardwoods in your construction project, please contact us either by email or by phone by clicking the relevant button below.
Based near Cambridge, UK, in the East of England, EcoChoice was formed in 2005 by our Brazilian Managing Director Mike Bekin (so sustainability of tropical rainforests is something that is very dear to his heart!) with the goal of promoting FSC® certified hardwood timber to the UK construction industry.
Back then, many specifiers (such as architects and engineers) as well as clients (such as central and local government) were in desperate need of guidance and information on what was the best way to engage in a sustainable way with tropical forests instead of simply turning away from the deforestation problem.
The FSC® system then, as it still is today, was the best way to ensure the long-term survival of precious forest resources, wherever they may be. From Brazil to Siberia, forest managers have a set of standards to work to and be independently audited upon.
The wood from these FSC® certified forests is harvested in a way that protects the local habitat as well as the local indigenous people, ensuring their sustainable position. After that, a chain-of-custody trail follows each sale to avoid it being mixed with timber from non-certified forests.
As our MD, Mike Bekin, says:
"Buying timber, as long as from certified sustainable sources, actually helps to save endangered forests."
Here's a short film that explains the supply chain from tropical forests, and how you too can contribute to the preservation of tropical forests. It is well worth watching!