Environmental Policy

From timber, to trellis, to trees

At The Garden Trellis Co., we are committed to doing our best to minimise our potential impact on the environment. We are firm believers that incorporating trellises and our other plant supports into outdoor spaces is an excellent way to promote eco-friendliness by encouraging vertical growth. Our high-quality products are not only good looking but are designed and made to last. Read on to learn more about some of the key steps we take towards sustainability.


The Garden Trellis Company Ltd is very aware of the impact we all have on our environment and are members of Timber Development UK. We source our timbers wherever possible from responsible sources as identified below.

These logos identify products containing a minimum of 70% timber from FSC® and PEFC compliant sources.   Buying products identified with either schemes logo helps support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.

The majority of our pressure impregnated products are guaranteed.   Any timber damaged as a direct result of rot or insect attack will be replaced free of charge, please see the terms and conditions.


We have recently installed a large solar system to our workshop roof which will result in a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions. The peak power capability of the solar panels is 218kWp. This will reduce our reliance on The National Grid and in fact give us the opportunity to sell back some of the excess power.  Additionally, we have taken measures to optimize our production processes to consume less power, thereby further reducing our carbon footprint.

Our powerful dust extraction system which feeds our Biomass Boiler, not only makes the working environment safe but also allows us to recycle our waste timber to heat the workshops, in particular our paint shop’s drying rooms. All our painted products are placed there to cure in heat and humidity-controlled rooms.


Our goal is to give back and help to guarantee plentiful timber for the future. To achieve this, we have made a pledge to plant one tree for every order received, whether through our online shop or bespoke service. You can find out more about this program here and add to or view the virtual forest >



We are committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment.   We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.

We will:-

  • Plant one tree for every order placed. Find out more >
  • Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities
  • Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner,
  • Train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work
  • Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable
  • Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable
  • Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of
  • Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly
  • Where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programmes
  • Minimise energy and water usage in our buildings, vehicles and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable
  • Operate and maintain company vehicles with due regard to environmental issues as far as reasonably practical and encourage the use of alternative means of transport and car sharing as appropriate
  • Assess the environmental impact of new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance
  • Address complaints about any breach of our Environmental Policy promptly and to the satisfaction of all concerned
  • Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities

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