sustainable philosophy

We profoundly believe in continuous incremental improvement.  We understand that we will never reach sustainable perfection but are constantly striving for a greener future.


Timber

Our cabinets are built primarily from wood and we are obsessed with this most elemental of materials sourced from responsible suppliers.   

For a lifetime
of use

Our kitchens are built to last a lifetime backed up by our 30 year guarantee. Invite us back in 10 years for a fresh coat of paint and a quick tune up to keep your kitchen in new condition.

Our website is powered by 100% renewable energy through Kualo to help reduce the environmental impact of the internet. 

We can’t live without the internet, but we can make it a greener place!


REFORESTATION

Through our partnership with Avon Needs Trees, we are helping replant the UK’s native woodland.

The Sustainable Kitchens tree dedication scheme ensures the planting and maintenance of trees with each kitchen we make. As a team, we volunteer for the plantation and upkeep of these wonderful projects.

We have previously supported planting through The Woodland Trust and The Forest of Avon Trust. 


Carbon OfFsetting

We need to run a van and use electricity in our workshop and design studio but we balance this by investing in forest credits to offset our carbon.  

Our workshop runs on 100% renewable energy from Ecotricity and in winter is heated by burning our offcuts. 

LOCAL

We source our materials as locally as possible.  Whether it’s our hardware from Herefordshire or wood from Wiltshire; we have a rich manufacturing history in this country which we all need to champion for tomorrow.

WASTE

We strive to re-use and recycle wherever and whenever possible committing very little of our workshop materials to waste. Careful cutting lists and an eye for recycled design means nothing is wasted. 

Our kitchens are installed with minimum plastic (just the feet) or wasteful wrapping, we carefully deliver them in reusable protective packing blankets.

HAND PAINTING

We hand paint our kitchens giving them depth and texture.  This also means you can easily touch up any marks or choose to repaint the kitchen in time for a fresh lease of life.

We use water-based paints through a colour-match service allowing us to have a  more durable, longer-lasting finish. We can colour match to our  favourites which are Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Paint & Paper Library (and any others!)

DOvetail Drawers

The dovetail is the strongest joint  in woodwork. A method used for hundreds of years to build beautiful solid furniture. 

Our drawers have a thick plywood base and run on the best soft close runners.

BIRCH PLYWOOD

We use high grade Birch plywood for our carcasses, a material so strong, it will not sag or swell over time. 

Our carcasses are finished with a tough, water based, matte lacquer, retaining the natural beauty of the wood.

Sustainable Kitchens is a close-knit team of skilled creative professionals

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