Mindful Luxury

The Environment

 

Our responsibility to this planet reaches into every aspect of what we do, from the wonderful raw materials our kitchens are crafted from to the careful delivery service we provide.

Kitchen Delivery

If a kitchen company doesn’t display a ‘Made in Britain’ logo, please question where they are made. You’d be surprised how many companies import their cabinets from abroad and the considerable carbon footprint they create. Here are a few examples:

Unfitted Kitchens Lithuania Romania China
Delivery Service  A man in a van. One kitchen for each trip. A man in a van. One kitchen for each trip. Average of four (maximum) kitchens per lorry. Overland in China to the docks, container to the UK, transport from docks to distribution warehouse, delivery to customer’s property.
Packaging Blanket wrapped. The cabinets are all wrapped up in corrugated cardboard and bubble wrapped for their journey. This has to be disposed of on delivery. The cabinets are all wrapped up in corrugated cardboard and bubble wrapped for their journey. This has to be disposed of on delivery. The cabinets are all wrapped up in corrugated cardboard and bubble wrapped for their journey. This has to be disposed of on delivery.
Distance Average delivery distance is 100 miles so that’s a 200 mile (320 kilometers) normally delivered by midday. Average delivery distance is 1,400 miles so that’s a 2,800 mile (4,500 kilometers) round trip taking 5-6 days to complete. Average delivery distance is 1,700 miles so that’s a 3,400 mile (5,400 kilometers) round trip taking 6-8 days to complete. Average delivery distance is 10,500 miles (19,500 kilometers) taking 32-36 days to complete.
Diesel Used  8 gallons, 36 litres 112 gallons, 509 litres 190 gallons, 860 litres 242,000 gallons, 1,100,000 litres per containership
Diesel Co2 Emissions  35 kg (source: www.ecoscore.be) 594 kg (source: www.ecoscore.be) 246 kg (source: www.ecoscore.be) impossible to calculate but its high!
Packaging Co2 Emissions  None because we blanket wrap our cabinets. 21 kg (source: www.wrap.org.uk) 21 kg (source: www.wrap.org.uk) 21 kg (source: www.wrap.org.uk)

As you can see from the examples, Co2 emissions for a kitchen can be extraordinarily high. Please be mindful when choosing your new kitchen suppliers.

Workshop Production

We believe that nature provides the most beautiful and durable raw materials with which to make our kitchens and furniture.

We source ethically produced materials from as close as possible. Finishes are chosen that have minimal environmental impact.

Choosing the best that nature has to offer ensures our kitchens will give a lifetime of service.

We use mature timber from managed forests and all off cuts and machining waste is recycled to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.

We are continuously seeking to reduce our emissions to help save the planet and if we all do our bit, we can rest easy in the knowledge that we’re all doing what we can for our children. 

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