At Aarons, we love backyards! We view the planet as one big backyard, and we are incredibly passionate about doing everything we can to protect it. We need to preserve what we have and renew what we don’t.
We believe that timber is the most environmentally friendly building material as it:
- Offers natural strength
- Is a natural resource
- Integrates with its surrounding environment
- Is 100% renewable
- Is incredibly versatile.
- Approximately 17% of Australia’s area is forest land. This is comprised of woodlands, open forest, rainforest, mangroves and plantations.
- Most pine plantations are grown on land that was originally cleared for high intensity farming. When this land is deemed unsuitable for this purpose, they become plantations.
- By re-purposing this land as a plantation, this area is returned to the forest ecosystem.
AARONS IS COMMITTED TO SOURCING ONLY RENEWABLE PLANTATION TIMBER
Low VOC Treatment
According to the CSIRO, “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contribute negatively to air pollution… and produce a variety of air pollution effects including the effect known as “smog”…. They impact on individual health and well-being including personal allergic reactions.”
Our timber treatment is completely arsenic-free, and has met stringent standards for VOC emissions.
As a result, our treatment is Greenguard TM Children and Schools Certified. It is also the only treatment to be certified under Scientific Certification System’s EPP based on Life-Cycle Assessment.
The performance of the timber is not in any way comprised and is perfect for outdoor structures and landscaping.
We cannot afford to continue living in a disposable society which turns our planet into a rubbish tip. Landfill is a huge problem in Australia as it lowers our air, water and land quality. The War on Waste is real. Choosing quality products with longevity is a conscious and responsible decision.
- Our products are over-engineered, robust and built to be passed down to the next generation.
- Our customers frequently relocate their beloved Aarons products to their new homes. We offer this service to our customers.
- We reuse many of our offcuts to make smaller products, attachments and components, as well as for our landscaping and childcare work.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions are the primary cause of global warming. At Aarons, we neutralise our impact by the following means:
- We source our products from local suppliers and/or manufacturers in order to minimise CO2 emissions caused by transportation.
- Our timber manufacturing process does not directly emit any CO2, besides through electricity consumption.
- By supporting reforestation (by using plantation timber), we generate additional plant life which absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen.
- Our products don’t end up in landfill. Landfill emits methane, which is 20 times more damaging to the atmosphere than CO2.
These benefits are passed onto you as the consumer of our product, as your carbon footprint is affected by the lifestyle and purchasing choices you make.
We know you’re clever and can do all sorts of things yourself.
But if and when you need it, we can offer all sorts of help.
Your Beliefs, Our Values
Living your best life outdoors is good for you and super fun.
It’s also serious business to us.