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.

We use the most sustainably and responsibly sourced timber available from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) suppliers only.

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.


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. 

NON TOXIC

We use materials with low or zero VOC’s including Birch Plywood, solid sustainable timber and water based paint.

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.


REFORESTATION

Through our partnership with The Forest of Avon Trust, we are helping replant the UK’s native woodland and provide eduction around the importance of trees. 

The Sustainable Kitchens tree dedication scheme ensures the planting and maintenance of trees with each kitchen we make.  

We are currently helping replant at  Colliers Wood, you can take a trip to see the wonderful work that they are doing. 

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 no plastic 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 only use water-based paints with low/no VOC.  Our favourites are Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Paint & Paper Library.

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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