Welcome to Highwood – Originators of synthetic wood
A product that responds to the needs of forward looking architects and planners who are committed to ensuring environmentally friendly design and developments. There’s a real commercial benefit too, research has repeatedly proven that the lifetime cost of using Highwood profiles is very often lower than that when using natural timber. So, it’s a win … win situation with commercial specifiers getting both an environmental benefit AND a cost saving.
We are addressing the environmental crisis
Environmental pressure groups recognised long ago that the world has hit a resource crisis; now thankfully all governments at the international, national and local level are taking legislative and practical action to preserve and protect the environment for generations to come. And it’s critical that they do:
Here’s why …
It is no secret that the world’s forests are in crisis. It’s said that approximately half of the Earth’s original forest cover has been lost forever and, of the half that remains, only around one tenth is protected, and most of this is being badly managed. Latest statistics show that an area the size of North Carolina is lost to the hardwood forests each year – and the effect is being seen in dramatic climate and other changes in the world’s people and animal populations. And, whilst much work is being done in the area of recycling, all the authorities recognise that we need to do more – particularly where non bio-degradable materials like plastics and polystyrene are concerned. Products Profiles