Encasement is the leading manufacturer and supplier of pre-formed plywood pipe boxing and decorative casings. In the process of manufacturing our products, all timbers are legally & sustainably sourced and are compliant with the requirements of the latest UK Timber Regulations (UKTR).
Our commitment to the use of sustainable and legally sourced timbers in our products enables us to offer casing solutions that adhere to the relevant and prevailing legislation, which also helps buyers to comply with their own sustainable procurement policies.
As standard, all plywood products manufactured and supplied by Encasement use timber that is responsibly sourced from UKTR compliant suppliers, where all required due diligence procedures are followed to ensure it is harvested legally and sustainably. We also have our own compliance and due diligence processes in place.
Legal and sustainable timber – overview
Historically, deforestation and the illegal logging of timber had a significant impact on the global environment, particularly in relation to the planet’s eco-systems and its ability to deal with increased carbon dioxide levels alongside other ‘greenhouse’ gases.
The introduction of sustainable forest management processes, together with an extensive international legal framework, has helped address this issue by promoting sustainable forest management to help reverse the effects of overproduction and stamp out the supply of illegal timber.
International agreements, legislation and regulations are now fundamental parts of the timber production and supply process, which carries through to its end use by product manufacturers and contractors, as well as its distribution by merchants.
Such is the international importance of sustainable and managed sourcing, together with the application and use of sustainable timber, that many governments have created policies and guidance on the procurement of sustainable timbers to ensure compliance is maintained.