Why We Choose Wood?


Wood is the most sustainable material known.

Wood retains carbon dioxide. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow and release it when they die by the natural process of degradation. 




Trees are carbon neutral.

When they die, they emit the carbon dioxide they removed from the atmosphere while alive. With the use of wood, we prevent the degradation of the tree, and we store carbon dioxide in our products, preventing its return to the atmosphere.

There is a natural carbon dioxide retention process, without the need for complex technology. 1 m3 of wood removes 2 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It means that we save 2 tons of carbon dioxide whenever we replace 1 m3 of wood with 1 m3 of cement or steel in construction or furniture.


Planting 3 trees a year is enough to compensate for your consumption of carbon dioxide. 

On average, each European is responsible for 12 tons of carbon dioxide per year. A mature tree stores 5 tons of carbon dioxide. 


Wood is hygienic.

Wood has natural antiseptic properties which cannot be found in plastic or metal. It is known that the use of wooden packaging preserves fruit on long journeys, and that, contrary to popular belief, wooden cutting boards are the most hygienic in the long run.


Wood improves air quality.

Wood improves air quality at home. In winter it absorbs excess moisture in the air and in summer it releases moisture. This hygrometric regulation prevents the sensation of air stagnation. Wood with natural finishes together with green plants guarantees clean and natural air at home, a very important for human health.


Wood is resistant and elastic.

Wood is the most resistant material known in relation to its mass. Wood is elastic, which makes it one of the most effective anti-seismic materials.
Typically, wooden houses survive earthquakes.


Wood is a renewable resource.

Wood is a renewable resource as long as it comes from forests where silviculture is practised. Good forest management which takes into account the health of the forest and ensures clean smart pruning and cuts is the best way to increase forested areas. At Boa Safra we select European timber, since Europe is the only area in the world with a history of positive reforestation rates.


Wood is a good material from a macroeconomic perspective.

When considering energy impact, greenhouse gas emissions and production costs, wood is, by far, the most economical material.