March 15, 2022
Along with our colleagues in the industry, George Barnsdale condemns Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and we want to reassure our customers, staff and the local community that we do not buy any of our timber, hardware or sealants from Russia.
It is worth noting that around 10% of the UK’s timber has previously come from Russia, which is now categorised as conflict timber and not permitted by our industry or the FSC/PEFC certification schemes. Since demand for timber continues to be high, any loss in supply has the potential to affect us all but please be assured we will do all that we can to mitigate for this and we have some excellent, loyal suppliers that we have worked with for many years.
If you have any concerns around the origin of our materials, please contact us at [email protected]