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Our Environmental Policy

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At Artisan Timber & Flooring Ltd we are committed to the regeneration and responsible management of the World’s forests.

In accordance with current environmental concerns we endeavor to responsibly source our exotic hardwood flooring and hardwood decking species (such as Iroko, Wenge, Jatoba) and are ‘proud to be certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), showing that we comply with the highest social and environmental standards on the market. 

By choosing to buy responsibly sourced wooden products we can help to:

  • Lock away carbon in a product that has a long life and is completely recyclable.
  • Ensure that forests are still there for future generations.
  • Help other species by responsible management of their environment.

Why FSC®?

The FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests and other controlled sources.
  • You can buy wood products, from all types of forest, with a clear conscience when you see the FSC logo. FSC certified forests are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment.
  • The FSC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally.
  • Parts of the forest are protected entirely, in order to protect rare animals and plants.
  • FSC protects the rights of indigenous people to use the forest. If they have sacred sites in the forest these are exempt from felling.
  • The forest owner must use local workers to run the forest, and provide training, safety equipment, and a decent salary. The forest owner is often obliged to support the community in other ways, such as through the development of schools.
  • FSC is a market-based initiative which also ensures better conditions for the forest and the people whose livelihoods depend on it.
  • FSC gives an assurance that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of the forest.
  • All the wood is tracked from the forest to the store. Every link between the forest and the consumer is certified to make it clearly identifiable which wood is FSC certified and which is not.
  • FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF, Greenpeace and The Woodland Trust.
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Why PEFC™?

PEFC UK Ltd was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International, an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.
  • PEFC International is an umbrella organization that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.
  • PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest.
  • PEFC ensures that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
  • Thanks to PEFC’s eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
  • PEFC resolves appeals, complaints, and disputes arising out of the operation of the UK forest certification system that cannot otherwise be resolved between the Certification Body and the auditee or that arise out of the issue, suspension or withdrawal of a license to use a product label issued by a third party.
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For detailed information regarding these certifications, please follow the links below:

http://www.pefc.co.uk/
http://www.fsc-uk.org/

Visit Our Showroom To See Real Wood Samples & Get Expert Advice!

Our Buckinghamshire based showroom is fully stocked with over 300 samples in various sizes of wood flooring that we supply and fit. We are open 6 days a week. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see our opening times.
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What Our Customers Say About Us

  • review rating 5  An extremely high quality service with a fantastic result. They took on the job of extending an existing parquet floor which needed extending and renovating. The final result was stunning. Zero mess and excellent staff who went above and beyond to sort any issues. Classic case of you get what you pay for!

    thumb Ben Holmes
    10/29/2019
  • review rating 5  All I can say is brilliant, the entire service provided by artisan timber is fantastic. This is everything from the range of natural oak floor types they have on offer, all the way to the completed installation. The communication and survey was quick and helpful, quotation was fair and most importantly my new living room floor looks fantastic. ( I was so impressed I've decided to get my entire downstairs re-done) Would highly recommend!!

    thumb Nick Kent
    12/30/2018
  • review rating 5  Artisan flooring has been great in helping me choosing the right floor and fitting it.The follow through has been great and customer service excellent

    thumb Sumit Ganju
    11/04/2019
  • review rating 5  Artisan Flooring were just superb from start to finish in the laying of our beautiful new wooded floor. The whole process was so profession and efficient from the fitting through to the finer details of trims and finish. Kevin was so helpful in terms of the technical details and went out of his way to make sure we had exactly what we wanted and that we were more than happy with the final result. We had used another Company for a previous wooden floor but Artisan far exceeded the prior Company in service, reliability, quality of fitting and personal service; there was just no comparison. A very big thank you to Kevin and the excellent fitters Pawel and Chris.

    thumb janet Smith
    1/15/2019
  • review rating 5  Great company to do business with. I used to be in the trade many years ago so I know good when I see it. Customer service from Joe was exceptional. Second time I have used them this year and will do so in the future. Give them a try, carpets or wooden flooring in my case, they won’t be beaten on price. Price is important but the overall service is to be admired. Thank you guys 👍

    thumb Simon Lailey
    1/18/2019
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