The sheets summarise the data generated by the LCA studies in a way that makes the information accessible to specifiers. Products covered include BL21 plus, BL31, Cetol WP560 and Cetol WF955.

According to Sikkens, the cradle to grave LCA method is the best tool available for assessing environmental performance. The studies were conducted according to the standards specified in the ISO 14000 series.

“The environmental impact of a building is greatly affected by the length of its useful life, and this, in turn, is affected by the sustainability of its individual elements,” said Geoff Taylor, Sikkens general manager – joinery.

“By using life cycle processing in the design of a structure, the best environmental profile of components, materials and systems can be established to make the building far more energy efficient and environmentally responsible throughout its entire lifespan and beyond,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sikkens has won BRE and NHBC approval for its Sikkens Cetol WV 882, a colourless, water-borne, factory-applied preservative timber treatment.