At GlasHaus we take our environmental responsibility very seriously and always ensure that our business and manufacturing processes are as eco-friendly as possible.
Due to climate change and the depletion of natural resources, we see it as essential to reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible.
Below are the steps we take to ensure that our business is as ‘green’ as possible:
All the materials we use to create our luxury garden rooms are very carefully chosen. Whilst ensuring that the materials we use are premium quality and built to last, we also take into account their ecological values too.
If we can source premium materials locally – we will. This reduces our carbon footprint, and cuts down on our pollution levels, as less vehicles are needed to transport the products to us. It also means that we’re able to support local West Yorkshire businesses and boost our local economy.
We also like to use recycled materials where possible. Again, this helps to reduce pollution levels and means less raw materials have to be produced. In using recycled materials we do ensure that the quality of our garden rooms isn’t compromised. Recycled materials can be just as strong and robust as new materials.
Sustainable Materials – Timber
The beautiful timber cladding we use to create the exterior walls of our garden rooms is sourced from FSC certified suppliers. This means that the forests producing the timber are managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.
Sustainable Materials – Schüco Sliding Doors
The sliding doors we use as standard are provided by Schüco, who are Cradle to Cradle certified. To achieve this accreditation Schüco products were assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
At GlasHaus we make it our aim not to waste products and materials. That being said, we will inevitably produce material off-cuts that can’t be utilised. With off-cuts, packaging products and defective materials, we ensure they’re recycled wherever possible. Only on very rare occasions do we have to send materials to landfill.
To further our sustainability efforts we’re taking steps to becoming completely landfill free by 2022, and we’re also looking into ways of becoming carbon neutral.
If you have any questions regarding our environmental policy, please contact us.