Growing demand for sustainable building materials is a leading consideration in today’s architectural market. The demand for FSC Certified wood products for Greenstar buildings in New Zealand is growing rapidly, especially with public buildings. In many cases now there are procurement policies that make this certification a prerequisite for selecting suppliers.

Forward thinking design practices throughout New Zealand are seeing the long term benefits of adopting these socially responsible building products and practices.

Wood is the only material with third-party certification programs in place to verify that products originate from a sustainably managed resource. Source: Naturally Wood

In New Zealand due to the use of FSC wood not being as advanced in its use yet compared to European countries not all local manufacturers holding the certification to be able to produce or supplying FSC wood, this can make sourcing a challenge for designers and contractors alike. Another certification that is available if PEFC which is also popular with European wood manufacturers.

At VidaSpace we are committed to being market leaders in this field, supplying a wide range of FSC Certified products – mainly held in our PurePlank FSC range). This excellent prefinished product also has an innovative metal clip system making wall installation very fast and easy.

Beyond FSC wood products, a growing trend in the global design world is the use of genuine reclaimed wood. This brings fascinating visual effects with its heavy textures and warm natural colours. Each piece is truly unique and encapsulates the history of its rugged past bringing life and character into your spaces. See more about our amazing Vertical and Relik ranges that are guaranteed to inspire your designs.

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