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Hevey goes green!
September 2007

Independent builder’s merchant Hevey Building Supplies based in Northampton, has gone green with the timber it supplies to its customers after the company was recently awarded the highly prestigious “FSC Chain of Custody certification”.

The certification proves that the timber Hevey supplies comes from sustainable well managed forests and it also offers independent verification of the 'truth' about its product labelling which goes a long way to reassure purchasers all along the chain of supply who are starting to think about their own carbon footprint and green credentials.

Mark Mulvey, one of the Director’s, whose Timber Division is based at Studland Road in Kingsthorpe said “timber from sustainable sources is being demanded, not only by the ‘green’ consumer lobby, but increasingly by local authorities, government departments and major national building companies. We believe that the choice of materials for major construction projects is now being influenced by environmental concerns. As a renewable material, sustainable production of timber has to be proved and demonstrable proof lies in third party certification. That’s why we went through a very rigorous and time consuming assessment over a nine month period to gain the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Pan-European Forest Certification Initiative (PEFC) chain of custody certification”.

On gaining the certification Keith Chennells, Director of Francis Jackson Homes said “Hevey have shown the essential ability to respond and adapt to our requirements whilst maintaining service and a competitive edge. This certification is an important factor in our continuing relationship.”

John Shaw, Manager at the Timber Division added “Hevey’s staff had to go through a training programme as part of the process and it’s thanks to the efforts of our team that we have achieved this certification.”

John continues further “Hevey is the first [please confirm!] independent builders merchant in Northamptonshire to achieve FSC certification and we are proud to be able to label our wood products with the FSC logo which is our guarantee that our timber products are from responsibly managed and renewable forests which is good for us, our customers and the environment!”

For more information please call John Shaw on 01604 716100

About Hevey

Hevey Building Supplies is a leading independent builder’s merchant that was established in 2001 and is based in Northampton. It has two branches selling both heavy side and timber products and they now supply many local Civil Engineering Contractors, Groundworkers, Developers and General Builders.

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