Ecochoice are specialist suppliers of certified timber products.
The company was formed in 2005 with the goal of promoting FSC® certified hardwoods to the UK construction industry. At that time, many specifiers such as architects and engineers as well as clients such as the central and local government wanted guidance and information on what was the best way to engage in a sustainable way with tropical forests instead of turning away from the deforestation problem.
The FSC® system is still the best way to ensure the long-term survival of these 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 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.
If you are looking for a material that is truly renewable, strong yet light, natural and recyclable but that will last you for many years, we will help you.
You can count on our quick service to deliver sawn or machined timber components from the largest stocks of certified species available in 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 from where we operate.
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.
"Buying timber, as long as from certified sustainable sources, actually helps to save endangered forests."
Mike Bekin, Brazilian MD of Ecochoice Ltd
Here's a nice short film that explains the supply chain from tropical forests, and how you too can contribute to the preservation of tropical forests: