BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada is the world’s largest exporter of forest products and a global leader in sustainable forest management. Wood from B.C., Canada is certified by credible, third-party independent forest certification standards such as FSC, CSA and SFI among others. The CSA and SFI standards are recognized by the international Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.

MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

International demand continues to make B.C., the world’s largest exporter of coniferous wood. Developing and diversifying foreign markets for B.C. wood products, therefore, is important both to the forest sector and to provincial society as a whole. While FII works on promotions in several countries, India is a priority market we are seeking to develop.

FII INDIA

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (Canadian Wood) is a non-profit market development agency for Canadian lumber in the country.

India has long had a love affair with wood. Wooden furniture, wooden doors and windows and other wood interior designs are commonplace in Indian homes and businesses. The natural ambiance of wood products makes it a premier choice in our homes, workplaces and community facilities. Canada also has a long history of living and building with wood. From the time of the Aboriginal (First Nations) peoples till today, Canadians select wood as the natural choice when it comes to construction, furniture and interior design.

There are several reasons why wood remains the natural choice.

  • Wood is a truly renewable resource that is grown by the sun, in B.C. if forests are cut down to harvest wood new trees are planted to renew the resource for the long term
  • Wood is a durable material that can last for generations
  • Wood enhances our surroundings by bringing warmth, spirituality, and connection to mother nature into our living spaces
  • Wood is versatile enabling us to maintain traditional looks, or create modern sleek designs with our interior products
  • Wood mitigates the effects of climate change by taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in its cells throughout its life Life cycle analysis and scientific studies have shown that using renewable resources such as Canadian wood helps the environment over the long term when compared to other materials, and compared to wood that is not sourced from sustainably managed forests.

  • Sustainable Design With Canadian Wood Products

    Wood showcases the beauty of nature, radiates warmth and adds value. As a natural material, it brings inherent feelings of being connected to the environment and brightens any space.

    Sustainable design starts with sourcing materials responsibly and Canadian wood is from sustainably managed forests.

    The physical and working properties of wood species from B.C., Canada allow unmatched options for designing and finishing. This makes it an ideal choice for interior and exterior design. Some of its applications include:-

    Doors and windows

    Doors and windows require products that have high aesthetic appeal and stable long term performance. High quality wood products from Canada are ideal for use in flush and solid doors.

    Furniture

    Today's changing consumer preferences lean towards high quality wood furniture with modern sleek design and simple installation. B.C. wood species attractive grain, colour, strength and staining qualities are prized in furniture manufacturing.

    Millwork

    This includes mouldings, trim and decorative architectural features. B.C. species with straight grain, long lengths and good coating adherence make them the most sought after species for millwork.

    Life-cycle assessment studies consistently show that wood is better for the environment than steel or concrete, in terms of embodied energy, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Wooden Furniture

    High quality wood products from the certified, sustainably managed forests of Canada are ideal for creating traditional, highly crafted wooden furniture or for producing modern, sleek designs.

    The attractive grain, colour and strength of Canadian wood species are prized qualities in wooden furniture manufacturing. Light coloured wood species offer the flexibility and versatility to be stained to resemble a wide range of lighter or darker coloured wood species.

    Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western red cedar are easy to laminate using any type of glue.

    Doors and Windows

    High quality wood products from the certified, sustainably managed forests of Canada are ideal for making flush, panel and solid wooden doors.

    Canadian wood species can be used to create intricate, carved or contemporary designs to suit the customer?s needs. The wood?s properties make it ideal for interior uses as well as the demanding requirements of windows and exterior door applications.

    Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar and yellow-cedar have density values lower than most hardwoods making it easy to face laminate, edge glue and/or finger join to make large or small cross sectional window and door elements.

    High quality wood products from the certified, sustainably managed forests of Canada are ideal for making flush, panel and solid wood doors.

    Canadian wood species can be used to create intricate, carved or contemporary designs to suit the customer?s needs. The wood?s properties make it ideal for interior uses as well as the demanding requirements of windows and exterior door applications.

    Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar and yellow-cedar have density values lower than most hardwoods making it easy to face laminate, edge glue and/or finger join to make large or small cross sectional window and door elements.

    Wood Interior Design and Millwork

    High quality wood products from the certified, sustainably managed forests of Canada are ideal for wood interior design, millwork applications, including mouldings, trim and other architectural decorative features.

    Canadian wood species have excellent milling properties when processed through a planer or moulder. Due to very slow growth and lower densities, they are much easier to work than most tropical hardwoods.

    Douglas-fir and western hemlock offer all the above attributes plus a superior strength-to-weight ratio.

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