Apart from the fact that we love working with wood and admire many products created with timber, there are numerous environmental benefits with using this as a core material, not least of which, the locking down of carbon.
This is especially so in the space of Bathrooms, Baths and Basins... with the majority of products employed using non-renewable and toxic plastics like fibreglass and acrylic, or porcelain and metals which also have negative impacts on the environment.
Wood is a natural, renewable resource that requires very little external energy to be delivered as a material. It is also a store of carbon, removing it from the atmosphere and helping to reduce the greenhouse effect.
Timber is also a great insulator, which in the space of bathtubs, retains heat longer allowing extended enjoyment and less overall energy usage.
We dig it on all levels... you can read more here.
Onsen Design, Sydney
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