Environment

Helping the environment

As a family business, we understand the importance of looking after our environment for future generations.

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously which is why we do everything we can to trade in a sustainable way and reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, we go well beyond what is required by current legislation.

Your environmental guarantee

  • We only work with main contractors who have a strong environmental ethos and on every project we always adhere to the main contractor’s environmental policy.
  • We actively choose suppliers with good environmental credentials and supply environmentally friendly products which are EC1 certified whenever we can.

Actively reducing our carbon footprint

  • Local suppliers are used wherever possible to keep transport miles to a minimum.
  • Site operatives are encouraged to use public transport and when working away from home must stay within a 1 mile radius.

Doing our bit to Reduce Reuse Recycle

We aim to minimise the amount of waste we send to landfill by reducing, reusing or recycling our waste at every opportunity, both at our premises and on site throughout each project.

  • Recycling rubber flooring - we work actively with Nora to recycle rubber flooring products
  • Recycling vinyl flooring - we were one of the first flooring companies to sign up to Recofloor - a vinyl flooring take-back scheme – which aims to reduce the impact of PVC on the environment. In 2014 we won the Bronze Recofloor award in recognition of the tonnage of vinyl we recycled in relation to the number of fitters we employ.
  • Reducing paper waste - we use electronic communications wherever possible and recycle all our paper waste

Involving the Community

It’s important that the next generation becomes involved in protecting our environment too. That’s why we have teamed up with nearby Notre Dame 6th Form College to set up a community based recycling initiative. Our waste linoleum is donated to the college’s printmaking department where it is used to create works of art, keeping alive a print technique used by artists such as Picasso and Matisse since the 1900s.