Recycled timber is an ideal choice. This is a particular type of timber that has been salvaged and reused rather than being sent to the landfill and is a great choice for those looking for timber with a little more character and style. Recycled timber can come from places like warehouses, retired ships, wine barrels, coal mines and many other places. 

Here at Vetraland Selective Timber, we offer an amazing selection of recycled timber to our customers, offering endless possibilities for their projects. The benefits of recycled timber are far more extensive than most people realise, so if you’re considering using this type of timber, here are a few of the benefits to help you make a decision.

It’s Strong and Durable

It’s important to note that not all timber is recyclable. Most recyclable timber comes from a very specific part of the tree; the heartwood. This timber is the strongest and the most mature part of the tree as it usually isn’t being used to transport water or nutrients. This makes it usually far drier than the sapwood and therefore resistant to decay. As a result, it is a higher quality timber and can be used for more extensive projects. 

Not only do you benefit from the fact that it’s high-quality, but you also benefit from the fact that it is recycled timber. This might seem counterintuitive but the truth is that timber that has been subjected to varying weather conditions is usually done with the shrinking process, meaning that it’s less likely to split or shatter. If you’re planning a particularly extensive project that requires a lot of strength, this is the right material for you, as it will stand the test of time and the weight of whatever project you’re planning.

It’s Better for the Environment

If you’ve been working in building and development or even just DIY for a while you’ll know that timber is already an incredibly sustainable resource. But recycled timber is even better. There are two main reasons for this, the first you might have already guessed. When you choose to recycle timber you are not requiring any more trees to be chopped down. 

This helps to fight against deforestation and by extension the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This is, of course, a great benefit to the planet. Also, recycled timber should be your go-to because it has already been treated to make it rot resistant. This means that you won’t be using as many refined chemicals, which have a negative impact on the environment. 

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The benefits of recycled timber are endless, it is also significantly cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing  than some of its new counterparts. In reality, there is no reason why you should want to choose brand new timber over reclaimed timber. If you have any questions about recycled timber, and how it can level up your project, feel free to get in touch with our team today by giving us a call on 020 8858 6441 or you can write to us at