Whether you buy new or recycled timber is up to you. New timber produces a cleaner look, but recycled timber has a more interesting complexion and a more intense colour. This is because recycled timber has often been made from 80 to 130-year old trees. Buying recycled timber also means that you are reusing a product that might otherwise end up in landfill. As it is repurposed, it is often more affordable than new timber. Note that we only source new timber from mills with sustainable practices, so the decision ultimately comes down to the aesthetic that best suits your project and taste. As always, we are happy to offer advice.