Making the most of what we have
Reclamation is a principle incredibly dear to us at Woodworks by Ted Todd.
Not only is it where we began and blossomed our woodworking skills, it represents our sustainability mindset.
Reclaimed wood flooring and wall cladding reduce environmental impact through re-use.
The wood is taken from the reclamation site, be it a historical building, workshop or colonial home, before being transformed into a reclaimed floor at our Cheshire workshops.
Every piece is slightly different from one another, but the same sustainable principles apply to each.
Reclaimed wood has a continuous lifecycle.
Many years ago it was manufactured and installed into old buildings. It would be maintained here for decades before demolition took place, which is the key stage for us.
From here we recycle the wood, putting it back into the manufacturing stage, restarting its lifecycle again and again and increasing the longevity of the wood.
Then, throughout the years the reclaimed wood can age gracefully within your project and can even be re-worked, re-sanded and re-finished to inject new life.
Whenever the cycle should cease, the wood is 100% biodegradable, helping your project reach carbon neutrality.
Reducing future deforestation
Reclaimed wooden floors not only give woods a new lease of life, they prevent the need for more excessive numbers of trees being chopped down.
Due to rabid deforestation, preserving what is left of our woods and forests for future generations is more important than ever.
All of our reclaimed oak, pine, jarrah and more is taken from spaces where they have already been used for decades, and in some cases, centuries.
All the wood for our new floors is taken from well-managed sustainable forests and has FSC, PEFC or other relevant certification too.
Material used as nature intended
Not all flooring is created equal.
Woodworks by Ted Todd only use sustainable wood, oils, lacquers and other materials in our wood floors.
From inside to out and start to finish these floors are entirely sustainable with no plastic or non-recyclable materials in sight.
This not only means your floor is entirely sustainable within your project, it also allows for the floor to be easily recycled at the end of its life, minimising the impact on the planet.