Carbon and Wood

North Coast Joinery considers the direct and indirect environmental impacts of our products.
We promote and use renewable resources. Timber is our only renewable building material.  For every 1 kilogram of dry timber there is approximately 0.4 kilograms of stored carbon.

Designing with Wood

We are involved in recycling our waste timber and metals.
We purchase products that are environmentally sourced and that support local communities.
We endeavour to use materials that generate the least amount of greenhouse gas.

Embodied Energy 

It takes substantially LESS energy to produce kiln dried wood than aluminium, steel or plastic.
A growing tree stores carbon taken from carbon dioxide and releases oxygen into the atmosphere.
Approximately 40% of the weight of dry timber is stored (sequestered) carbon.
Every 1 tonne of dry timber has converted 1 1/2 tonne of CO2 into carbon
When a tree reaches maturity the amount of carbon dioxide it uses is significantly reduced.

Projects we Support

Medical Santo

This is a Vanuatu registered not for profit humanitarian medical aid organisation based in Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. If you want some adventure and have some medical skills please go to this volunteer page now!

Royal Brisbane Childrens Hospital

This is an easy organisation to support and they do a great job.

Carols in the City

North Coast Joinery have been supporting the Lord Mayors Carols in the City since 2007.  We are involved in set production and installation at the River Stage in Brisbane and enjoy this detour during the rush up to Christmas.

Londua Technical College

Allen and Lyn have been supporting Londua Technical College on Ambae Island, Vanuatu since 1993. In 2008 they took a more hands on role as resource administrators travelling to Londua for 1 week every 2 months.  The college is growing in numbers and resources and Australian standards of training are being implemented.   2011 has seen 160+ boarding students in year 9 and 10 academic, Construction, Mechanics, Tourism and Agriculture.   In 2009 we took one of our apprentices to work and teach at Londua for a week and in 2010 one of our office staff spent a week with Lyn at Londua helping with the financial accounts.