Self-sustaining

Self-sustaining

Imagine a factory that’s leading the way in energy saving and recycling – where no waste wood goes to landfill, but instead is entirely converted into self-sustaining renewable energy. That’s what we’ve created at Honywood Road.

An on-site biomass boiler takes our off-cuts and combusts them to generate hot water for our factory, power our spray booths and provide underfloor heating for our offices.

At last count it was saving 500 tonnes a year of wood off-cuts and dust from having to go to landfill, reducing our reliance on natural gas by 308,000kWh per year and our annual greenhouse gas emissions by 57 tonnes. In fact, the total amount of waste we send to landfill is now less than 2%.

As well as dramatically reducing our energy and running costs, this new and innovative technology is also helping five other local joinery firms to reduce their own environmental impact. We take and combust their waste too, lowering their costs and ensuring that our boiler operates at optimum capacity. It’s a win-win solution.