“Landscaping – the art of making outdoor spaces even more beautiful using living, natural, and manmade elements.”
There has been a shift in social awareness and move towards more sustainable ways of living and working, which is, we think, particularly important in our industry which relies on and directly impacts the land around us.
There are all kinds of factors to consider:
* sustainability – “will my choices now impact the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?”
* Carbon Offsetting – “where do my products come from and how did they get here?”
...and moving towards a zero waste way of working.
As a small business we have been surprised at the challenges we’ve faced to try and become more environmentally responsible. One of our biggest challenges comes with the amount of packaging materials we encounter when ordering materials such as paving, bricks, and sand. Many larger suppliers are becoming more conscientious in terms of the way they source and transport materials, some offer a returns option for surplus materials (at a financial cost, and the carbon footprint of physical return) but none offer a collection or re-cycling policy for the vast number of timber and hardwood crates and pallets that heavier items are delivered on.
Since we moved into our yard in 2013 we’ve been in the fortunate position of being able to store and stock pile surplus materials to re-use on future projects, and have used pallets, crates and old fencing panels which we’ve collected to create storage facilities and bays so that we are able to separate and re-use waste such as hardcore and topsoil; that which we’re unable to re-use we are now able to arrange bulk collection of (instead of dropping off smaller amounts at a time) to our trusted waste management company who are able to further separate it to create yet more re-useable product.
Of course, deliveries are continuing to be made and we are once again building a stockpile of crates and pallets… and this year We’re looking forward to being able to offer a range of re-cycled furniture items in the near future as we launch a small online range. We’re happy to take orders for bespoke products also, so please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
We’re proud to prioritise our planet as a part of the work that we do.