a sustainable future
Alameda Garden Buildings are passionate about sustainability and, as such, recognise the responsibility we have to practice what we preach.
In response to this we source only European timber from sustainable sources - those committed to responsible harvesting from well managed, continually replenished forests, and ensuring no damage to the surrounding environment or to native plants and animal life.
Furthermore, back in 2020 ABG began an important local partnership with Forest of Marston Vale pledging to planting a minimum of two trees for every building constructed. With our first trees planted in November, we are proud to support the essential work of they do!
The Forest of Marston Vale is a Community Forest and a Charity, planting trees and using woodlands to make life better for the people and wildlife in the 61 square mile area of the Marston Vale, between Bedford and Milton Keynes. The Charity has planted over 2 million trees to transform the landscape and improve the prospects of the Marston Vale, because trees make life better – for people, for wildlife and for the planet. They help to cool and clean our air, lock up carbon, reduce flooding, provide sustainable raw materials, and are our best hope in combatting the climate crisis. The Charity’s ultimate goal is 30% tree cover across the Forest and that means planting another 5 million trees.
The planting of around 17,000 trees at the new woodland site adjacent to Houghton House began in February 2021.