AustraliaNewsMatt de Jongh and Vince Hurley at an RW warehouse

Introducing Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

Most people can agree that the importance of environmental sustainability cannot be overstated. As global temperatures continue to rise and natural resources become scarcer, it has become clear that every individual and organization is taking steps towards a better understanding of sustainability. There is a growing number of forest product companies who recognise the role they play in protecting the environment and taking significant steps to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt sustainable practices through independent certification. From small timber traders to publicly listed companies, businesses of all sizes in our industry are realizing that environmental sustainability is not only good for the planet but also makes good business sense. Today in meet your Certified Supplier we meet one such company well on this journey – introducing Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH).

ASH a leading supplier of innovative hardwood products, recently welcomed Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh to tour their facilities, including the impressive MASSLAM product. The tour highlighted ASH’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts in promoting the use of wood as the ultimate renewable building material.

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Matt de Jongh and Vince Hurley at an RW warehouse

Matt de Jongh (Sustainability Manager, Responsible Wood) and Vince Hurley (Managing Director, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods)

Vince Hurley, Managing Director of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods, emphasized the company’s efforts to add value to their timber, from log to finished product, with their range of species including Victorian Ash, Tasmanian Oak, American Oak and Plantation Oak. He highlighted the benefits of their MASSLAM product, stating, “Our MASSLAM range utilises uniquely attractive Australian timbers and our CNC process allows for longer spans, higher ceilings, increased floor space, lesser beam depth, and lower associated installation costs. Mass timber like MASSLAM is cheaper to construct than concrete and steel, looks better, is safe, sustainable, and efficient.”

Matt de Jongh praised ASH’s commitment to sustainability, stating,