Sustainability is one of our core values and the business was set up to avoid large volumes of beautiful centuries old timber being cut up for firewood or being crushed and dumped to landfill.
We source recycled timbers from both New Zealand and other countries, as well as sustainability harvested timber from New Zealand other countries. This can include sourcing from dead-standing trees and recovered logs, as well as from properly approved sustainable harvesting plans. We avoid timber from countries that have questionable back stories.
We have won awards for our sustainable practices.
Our business achieved first-place wins in the 2018 Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards, in both the Trade Services and Suppliers category and the Sustainability category. This followed on from three first place awards in the 2014 Awards – the Sustainability, Innovation and Best Emerging Business categories, and a first-place award in 2016 in the Trade Services and Suppliers category.
In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we achieved first place category wins at the Australasian Timber Flooring Association’s annual awards, including for our work at Te Papa, Wellington. In 2017 we also won the overall Supreme Award for our work at St Mary of the Angels in Boulcott Street, Wellington.
Neither the Wellington Region Business Awards nor the Australasian Timber Flooring Association’s awards were held in 2020 or 2021.
James Henry commenced in 2006 and we have since grown to have 22 permanent staff. We operate in two business streams, the ‘Factory’ business includes all timber purchases, remanufacturing and warehousing activities and sells timber and flooring to either our installation business or directly to homeowners, other installers, builders and commercial customers. The ‘Installation’ business covers all design, supply, installation, sanding and coating work for our customers