BALI – British Association of Landscape Industries
The British Association of Landscape Industries, is established to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically, and commercially sustainable landscape industry. BALI’s aim is to be the Trade Association of choice for the nation’s landscape professionals by delivering exceptional business, technical and promotional support for our members. Member businesses include landscapers, landscape contractors, grounds maintenance contractors, interior landscapers, gardeners and garden designers.
FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council®
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, not for profit, non-government organization established to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world͚s forests. FSC®͛s vision is where the world͛s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations. The M&M Timber FSC® licence code is FSC-C022336.
WPA – Wood Protection Association
The WPA is a technical and advisory organisation dedicated to improving the performance and value of wood as a sustainable construction material. The aim is to guide specifiers and designers to make the right choices for wood on resistance to decay, insects and fire. The technologies described Involve factory treatment of wood panel and products prior to installation. The level of protection is tailored precisely to the application for which wood is to be used. The WPA benchmark scheme
relates specifically to the durability (resistance to biological degradation) of wood treated with preservative by an industrial impregnation process. It applies specifically to a treated product such as a post. Products certificated under this scheme are verified as being compliant with BS8417, the wood preservation code of practice
WPA – Wood Protection Association Awards
In April 2017 M&M Timber won the ‘Treated Wood Trader of the Year’ award at the WPA (Wood Protection Associations) Awards. The award was presented to M&M Timber in recognition of the innovation in product development and forward-thinking investment for both the future sustainability of the M&M Timber business and the wider treated wood industry. M&M Timber were early adopters of the WPA Benchmark quality scheme for treated wood as well as incising technology. The investment and security brought to the business by their owners Forest Garden also enables M&M Timber to be part of the whole process from planting saplings at the businesses forests in Scotland & Wales, right through to providing merchandising support for end products ready to be sold to consumers.