At English Oak Buildings we are committed to only using British green oak that has been sustainably sourced. We are a proud member of the Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders – a network that shares and promotes the best practice for environmentally sustainable building. One of the key reasons that green oak is deemed to be one of the most environmentally responsible and sustainably viable materials is due to the low embodied energy used. This is the amount of energy needed to bring the material to use, including extraction, transport, and then disposal. Because we use locally sourced timber, the embodied energy is much lower than that used by alternatives like PVC and steel.