Energy efficient Sustainable solutions
Colin Myers Timber Ltd
Ask us about our FSC® and PEFC™ certified products
Colin Myers Timber Ltd have a demonstrable commitment to environmental concerns & promote the more sustainable practices within the industry. We promote innovative products that help to create low carbon, energy efficient sustainable solutions. We take our impact on the environment and local community very seriously and endeavour to preserve our natural environment for future generations.We endeavour where possible to source our wood from certified sources, approved by either the FSC® or PEFC™. Every year an area half the size of the UK is cleared of natural forests. These forests, which once covered half of the planet, are irreplaceable and their loss has profound economic, social and environmental impacts. The FSC® body runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well managed forests. PEFC™ works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
At Whitakers Garden Centre, we operate a highly efficient and self reliant water recycling program, we have a pump to extract water from the stream which runs through the Garden Centre to our plants thus reducing our impact on the local water reservoirs.To limit the amount of electricity we use, we have underfloor heating thus heating the shop from the floor upwards as we believe radiators result in a stuffy, uncomfortable atmosphere and promote heat loss through windows, walls, ceilings and roofs.The result is wasted energy, and wasted resources. We are a disability friendly organisation with ample disabled car parking spaces close to the front entrance with wheelchairs available on request. Our shop is on one level with wide aisles enabling easy access to all public areas of the Garden Centre. We have fantastic toilet facilities including a disabled toilet located next to the floristry department.
We support many local charities and teams such as Willowbrook Hospice, Marie Curie and Prescot Cables FC.