We're saving all the wood for the trees; Timber given for charity recycling.
A PROPERTY developer which is starting work on a site in Penmaenmawr says it intends to save the wood, the trees and help charity.
Mold-based Eatonfield Holding Ltd is redeveloping the site of the old Bryn Coed Hotel and Social Club in the North Wales coastal town and has donated all the timber from the demolished building to a social enterprises charity for recycling rather than see it being burned or ending up at a landfill site.
The environmentally conscious company signed-up with Llandudno Junction-based Crest Co-operative which will take 80 tonnes of recovered timber to the the charity's stockyard where it will be sorted for re-selling as planed and rough-sawn timber and firewood or turned into picket fencing, planters and storage bins.
As well as donating the timber for recycling, Eatonfield will make a contribution towards the cost of transport.
Eatonfield design manager Steve Jones said: "As an environmentally responsible firm we do everything we can to the make best use of natural resources and, of course, we are aware that these days, recycling also makes good economic sense."
Mark Taylor, manager of Crest Co-operative's timber recovery initiative Against the Grain, said: "We look forward to working closely with the company to recover salvageable materials whenever there are any available from their other developments."
Eatonfield, which also has interests in the industrial, commercial and retail sectors, plans to build six luxury homes on the site which is in a conservation area. It wants to retain as many of the mature trees on the site as possible, saying they will complement the homes to be built there which it says should be ready for occupation by the summer.
Crest Co-operative was established in 1998 in Rhyl.
Mark Taylor (left) of Crest receives woods from Steve Jones of Eatonfield Picture: PHIL MICHEU