North Wales-based builders merchants Huws Gray, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification on machined softwood products for its 30 plus branch network.
Builders, local authorities and housing associations increasingly require certified timber,” says Huws Gray business development manager Dafydd Williams.
“In many purchasers’ minds, the FSC system offers the best guarantee of truly sustainable timber and wood products. FSC chain of custody means that Huws Gray customers can now obtain a core range of machined softwood products from our branches as far apart as Burscough and Bolton, through Manchester and Liverpool to Telford in the east, and in Wales from Holyhead in and Prestatyn in the north to Tywyn in the south.”
SCA Timber Supply’s environment & QA manager, Bob Bastow, says: “Many pre-qualification tendering questionnaires for local authority and housing association work for details of timber certification amongst the required environmental and social criteria. In today’s tough market it’s even more important for merchants like Huws Gray to give themselves every possible chance when competing for this valuable business.”
Huws Gray are members of the NBG LLP independent merchant buying group.