As a family-run business for the last 78 years, G & MB Manning feel a sense of duty to ensure it flourishes into the future as long as possible. As part of this mission, we are proud to have placed sustainability at the centre of our business decisions. Here are the top five reasons why G & MB Manning is the choice provider when selecting sustainable outdoor timber products.
1. Carbon Negative Materials
In an age when plastic dominates, we’ve remained steadfast in offering a completely natural, biodegradable, renewable, and recyclable alternative – timber. Responsibly harvested timber supports resilient forests, enriches soil quality, contributes to biodiversity, and promotes better air quality. Overall, our timber absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than is emitted during our manufacturing process, making it a carbon negative material.
2. Forest Stewardship Council® Certification
We’ve obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certification which ensures all our wood is sustainably sourced. We are proud to source the timber for our core fencing products entirely from within the British Isles, where stringent forestry regulations are upheld. This not only reduces our carbon footprint due to low transportation distances, but also ensures our timber comes from responsibly managed renewable sources.
3. Efficient Manufacturing
We are proud to say that our manufacturing plant is extremely energy efficient. Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley, almost half of our energy usage is generated by solar panels, reducing our need for fossil fuels. Furthermore, we handmake all of our products on site, allowing us to minimise waste and maximise efficiency. We turn traditional waste products into alternative products, meaning we constantly reuse and regenerate materials. This results in less waste sent to landfills, as well as fewer emissions into the atmosphere.
4. PermaTimber® and Longevity
Our proprietary pressure-treatment method, PermaTimber®, provides unbeatable protection against wood-eating insects and fungal decay. We pioneered the now industry adopted technique of incising ground-contact timber, enabling a far greater uptake of preservatives. This allows us to offer an outstanding15-year guarantee on all PermaTimber® products.
5. Durability Lead Design
At G & MB Manning, we only produce high-quality, durable outdoor products that are specifically designed to stand the test of time. We use the highest quality joinery components, combining timeless designs with durable construction for unmatched quality. By prioritising product lifespan, we reduce the need for replacements and repairs and, in turn, decrease overall consumption for our customers.
If you need sustainable, high-quality outdoor products, look no further than G & MB Manning. Our varied selection of products and knowledgeable team are waiting to assist you. Give us a call at 01442 866264 to discuss how we can supply your business with eco-friendly solutions. Alternatively, you can request quotes online and discover our range at https://gmbmanning.co.uk. Choose G & MB Manning to make the sustainable choice for a greener future