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The window to a sustainable future

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Following its launch in September 2007 the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) has been forging ahead with its plans to highlight the thermal efficiency, durability and beauty of 21st-century wood windows, by targeting professional, trade and consumer audiences.

A real breakthrough for the wood window industry in the UK, the formation of the WWA marks the first time that so many companies have come together to create a powerful marketing campaign for wood windows in the UK, placing product quality, industry standards and sustainability at its core.


Timber: do you know where it’s been?

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altAncient forests provide habitats to two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals, yet an area of ancient forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed every two seconds (source Greenpeace). Forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world, yet the majority of forests are not protected.


At last, some good news about biofuels

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altAnyone reading the press over recent months would be forgiven for thinking that all biofuels are bad. However, that is not the case; the bulk of biodiesel being produced in the UK is from waste cooking oil or tallow. Worries about imported palm oil in the UK are over-hyped. In fact, due to the problems surrounding palm oil-based biodiesel tending to gel in our cool climate, its use in the UK has reduced significantly.