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Sustainability by design

As twenty-first designers and makers, creating carefully considered designs whilst keeping an eye on their impact on our society and planet has never been more important. So, how do we design and make, thoughtfully and sustainably?

We strive to operate using the most sustainable practices possible, combined with carefully selected materials that are supported by initiatives which protect and replenish the natural resources used.

Furniture made using the best quality sustainable materialsAll our timber is FSC or PEFC certified; both organisations promote the dedicated management of the world’s forests to ensure their ongoing future. Each operates using the three pillars of sustainability: sustainable forest management creates outcomes that are socially just, ecologically sound and economically viable.

We explore industry developments that support responsible design wherever possible. For example, utilising Accoya for furniture doors, frames and painted joinery. This modified timber sourced from fast-growing, abundantly available certified wood species resists rot, defies the elements and stays strong for decades. As the leading, long-life sustainable wood with a 50-year guarantee, its durability and dimensional stability dramatically reduces its environmental impact.

Built-in cupboards with pegboard shelves - kids craft station in birch plyOur workshop is powered by solar panels, a completely renewable energy source harnessed daily, and a WT10 wood burner (fully compliant with the clean air act) is used to burn wood waste and convert it into energy to heat the space during the winter.

Silestone and Corian are our preferred kitchen countertop materials; as well as being highly durable and long-lasting these materials can easily be repaired and renewed, minimising landfill.

Our paint finishes are water-based with significantly lower VOCs than most, minimising their impact on air quality and the associated health effects. The oil coating we use to treat timber is also completely environmentally-friendly, without any VOCs or solvents; the first and only oil in the world to claim these benefits.

Taking responsibility for what we make and how we make it is at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our environmental credentials. Our skilled craftsmen bring considered and inspiring designs to life using sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly practices. The end result? Beautifully bespoke interiors which are sustainable by design.

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