Sustainability

Helping to save the planet

Like most people today, we’re doing our best to save our only home. Wherever possible, we choose suppliers that have the best credentials when it comes to recycling and their carbon footprint, and we recycle everything we take away.

PVCu

The plastic in PVCu, GRP and composite windows and doors has an average lifespan of up to 40 years and can be recycled up to ten times. Meaning that the PVCu in any composite GRP or PVCu window or door you buy from us could be in use for well over 300 years!

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Glass

The British Glass Manufacturers Association is developing a recycling scheme which is gathering momentum. In the meantime, flat glass we remove is crushed and used as an aggregate in a variety of places, most commonly in road building. The glass from GRP doors is recycled in a similar way.

Glass

The British Glass Manufacturers Association is developing a recycling scheme which is gathering momentum. In the meantime, flat glass we remove is crushed and used as an aggregate in a variety of places, most commonly in road building. The glass from GRP doors is recycled in a similar way.

Timber

Nearly all the wood our suppliers use comes from FSC sustainable sources and if well looked after, it could last for hundreds of years. For example, think of the number churches built a thousand years ago, which still include original timber.

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Aluminium and other metals

Metal is the king of sustainability. Aluminium, steel and other metals are endlessly recyclable and their properties remain no matter how many times they’re melted down. 

Up to 90% of metal in construction is recycled, using 95% less energy in manufacture than for primary production, so we make sure we recycle all the metals we take away from site.

Aluminium and other metals

Metal is the king of sustainability. Aluminium, steel and other metals are endlessly recyclable and their properties remain no matter how many times they’re melted down. 

Up to 90% of metal in construction is recycled, using 95% less energy in manufacture than for primary production, so we make sure we recycle all the metals we take away from site.